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  1. Habitat
    Sounds delicious I know! Good morning and hello there I'm just looking for some general insight/advice if anybody can help? Inspired over the years by the attempts I've seen on here I'm currently attempting my first fake background in a 4x2, and out of the floor piece it's been cut down to the...
  2. Habitat
    As the title says, just wondering people with fake backgrounds how do you go about cleaning them? What sponges, cloths do you use? Also as mine is housing a beardie so im not sealing it. People that havent sealed, will the paint run on the background when using a cleaning soloution? I planned...
  3. Habitat
    Im struggling to get effects i like with a normal paint brush so i was wondering if i should use my airbrush? Is the paint ok? just as long as its acrylic? any help appreciated! Lewis
  4. Habitat
    hi just got a bearded dragon on fri so thought i would post some pics of the viv with fake background i made for him/her,viv is 5' x 3' x 2' basic shell assembled free polystyrene (local electrical shop) starting rough cutting poly this stuff is messy cool end hot end first coat grout...
  5. Habitat
    Hi. Can you varnish over pond sealer? The reason I'm asking is I've built a rock pool and fake rock scenery from cement in my boscs new viv and need to seal the pool which is also part of the scenery which needs to be varnished. Any help is much appreciated.
  6. Lizards
    Hello all im very much in need of some advice on the best non toxic products for making fake rock structures and removeable backdrops for a Bearded Dragon viv ive seen many tutorials on people building their own polystyrene based constructions covered with grout and sealant is this the best...
  7. Habitat
    Hi, thought I'd share photos of my beardies new viv. Its a work in progress as my two 'females' bred and laid 28 eggs last week, I've had to buy another viv to seperate them! The eggs were given to my local reptile/pet shop, he's gonna incubate them but he said they were pretty small and it was...
  8. Habitat
    Hi Guys. Currently looking and starting to make/design a FBT tank. I am sectioning off part of the tank for a dry area with a sloped part for the fbt's to get out of the water. I wanna put some fake background in which i have all done before. But i wanna make the back ground look like a...
  9. Habitat
    I have a 5x4x2 (lxhxw) wooden vivarium I'm going to use for a trio of plumed basilisks and want to make a fake rock background with a waterwall running down it into a large pool on the floor. This is my first time doing any of this homemade fancy decor stuff and have no idea about equipment, had...
  10. Habitat
    Guys i need a little advice, I've made a custom background and i have no idea what to seal it with...any suggestions? Its just got acrylic paint as a final coat at the moment, It is for my chameleon :mf_dribble: So any help? Heres the background,
  11. Habitat
    hi everyone another D.I.Y project this is a reptile hide in the style of the ALLSPARK CUBE as seen in the Transformers 2007 movie for the box i just used a poly box and cut a hole in it then using a soldering iron, i etched some symbol on the side (please note this was not intend to...
  12. Habitat
    Hi hugs was wondering if anyone could recommend a good paint brand to use on my grand canyon background, and the ideal colours I will need, cheers
  13. Habitat
    : victory:HEY EVERYONE: victory: ITS ANOTHER THEMED VIV TRANSFORMERS POLY DRAW AND PLAN A ROUGH DESIGN USING A SOLDERING IRON, ETCH THE CYBERTRONIAN GLYPHS USING A SPOON, I TOOK SOME CHUNKS OUT AROUND THE DECEPTICON EMBLEM 1ST LAYER OF GROUT 2ND LAYER OF GROUT JUST A TEST ON...
  14. Spiders and Inverts
    i know you've all seen a pokie before but our daughter took some pics and wanted to show her off so, her new pokie......Onyx : victory: thanks PAUL88
  15. Habitat
    Hiya, I'm just wondering can this be used for fake backgrounds: http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9277214&fh_location=//catalog01/en_GB/categories%3C{9372013}/categories%3C{9372031}/categories%3C{9372100}/specificationsProductType=grouts I've used ready-made grout...
  16. Habitat
    Hi guys. I'm going to be attempting to build my first fake rock background, but unfortunately my little fella is already living in the viv, so I've kinda got to work round him which may be a little awkward. It basically means I've got to make sure my measurements are spot on. Wish me luck...
  17. Habitat Pictures
    ok here go's if i got this right this should be the background after about 5 coats of grout. ok i have spraypainted a sand brown colour base coat in matt and added a sandy yellow and darker sand colour, dulux matt tester pots. after a few more coats of various lighter sand shades done using a...
  18. Equipment Classifieds
    vivexotic ax48 hi, for sale is a vivexotic ax48 which is 4ft x 4ft x2.5ft. the vivarium is in brand new condition, you can see all of the building of this rock wall that is contained on my pictures and on the forum that is linked on my area and threads, you can also see the entire viv on...
  19. Habitat
    Hi I'm planning on a fake background for my crestie tank but i'm not too sure what is best to seal the background with to make it waterproof and safe. I've seen people use varnish and G4 pond sealer but i'd like to know from people who have used them if they've had any issues with them, or with...
  20. Habitat Pictures
    Well after my dad somehow ordered the wrong size viv (1 ft bigger than expected) and tossed the packaging I have somehow ended up with a 4ft viv. I decided instead of wasting it I would try my hand at pimping it and then introducing little brenda to it and see is she feels intimidated or not by...
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