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  1. Lizards
    so... just looked on this website and saw some pretty cool cheap slate for tank decs.. :lol2: https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/slate-coasters-4pk-318501 stepping stones https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/slate-place-mats-2pk-318499 sleep plates for under hides. they look quite thin and...
  2. Snakes
    Hi all, Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I couldn't find a satisfactory answer so thought I would just throw it out and see if anyone here has an opinion on the matter. I am in the process of finishing up an new viv build and re-purposing and old viv and as part of that I'm adding in...
  3. Habitat
    I am planning to build a couple of basking spots for my BD's out of natural slate, can anyone tell me the best and safest thing to glue them together. Thanks for the help.
  4. Habitat
    I have been out and bought 8 or 9 slate tiles (about 30cm x 30cm) to use to create platform areas/basking areas in my vivs for my bearded dragons. Slate is about 1 cm thick, and i also got several broken tiles thrown in (i asked in wickes if i could be cheeky and get them cheap or something as...
  5. Lizards
    My beardie has been on wood chip & has been doing fine, but it makes a right mess! I was wondering if it was okay to cover the bottom with slate tiles? I figure it would help keep his claws short & I'm sure I've heard it helps keep the heat? Thanks x
  6. Newbie Advice
    Hi All , I am a owner of two bearded dragons , I live in wales and have just purchase a very small dis-used slate quarry . I use slate in my viv quite a lot as I like to see natural materials and my dragons love to lay on it , anyway , I am starting up a business selling slate to other owners...
  7. Lizards
    Hi I posted this earlier in the general chat forum but it doesn't seem to be getting much traffic so am reposting here (hope that's ok) post is as follows Hi , Im sure there are already a million threads on this subject but I cant seem to find any that have a definitive answer.. I am wanting...
  8. Amphibians
    Okay so I've made an island out of small bits of slate (cleaned properly & safe, don't worry) for my mossy frogs tank but over time, as it gets used the slate keeps falling down to the bottom of the tank and I'd like a more permenant structure. I was thinking of using a hotglue gun to stick the...
  9. Lizards
    Hi, I have a Leo on slate, and the hole I've drilled for the thermometer probe's was a bit of a botch job so the probe sometimes slips, especially since he sleeps with his head on it from time to time - giving me an inaccurate reading of the temp on his warm side. So, i'm thinking about buying...
  10. Lizards
    Does anyone know anywhere that cuts these? at the moment I have a huge gap that I want to fill for my babies so sand isn't an option for me personally and paper towels look ick. Ceramic tile warehouse don't, b and q don't and homebase ... don't! Or has anyone managed to cut tiles thereselves...
  11. Lizards
    Hi all, Can anyone suggest a safe maximum thickness for slate to sit on top of a heat mat without risking blowing the mat out or not getting enough heat to the upper slate surface? I've got a real big hunk of slate I'd like to use in some vivs (920mm L x 180mm D x 25mm H). Cutting it into 3 or...
  12. Lizards
    Hi there We are getting a bit sick of the corn cob substrate our beardie is on. It's so messy and I am always worried she is going to eat some of it when chasing locusts around! After doing a lot of research we have decided to go with slate tiles and have a couple of queries. First should we...
  13. Lizards
    hi all i am purchasing a leo in the next couple of months i have done research for a good few months as it is makin sure i know all requirements .... i recently decided i wanted sand until i read up on the difficulties impaction can have so i feel as though slate would be best with sand filling...
  14. Lizards
    after having a good think iv decided that i want slate in my viv for when i get my leo and will be using play sand to fill in the cracks. I am just wondering how do people conquer the bump of the heat mat is it worth lying it on a thick bed of sand so heatmat sinks in a little but so slate sits...
  15. Lizards
    Hi, After weeks of reading and ending up buying beech chip corse grade and also buying herbi-bed and been told both are no good, ive decided to go for lino in my viv, now i was wondering if slate or sandstone is better to have in aswell to help with the beardies claws? also if having rock in...
  16. Snakes
    Looking for some informed advice on creating a slate topped hide for my royal pythons. I have purchased slate tiles for a roof. I am now looking at strip wood that I can use to create effectively three 3 walls to make a hide. I have read that certain pine and softwoods can be dangerous for...
  17. Habitat Pictures
    Hello all, Big moment here, it's my first post!!!! Thanks for that moment we just shared together, it was touching wasn't it. And.....anyway..... Ok, I have been doing a lot of reading on here, much looking at photos and quite a bit of YouTubeing trying to decide how I will be redecorating...
  18. Lizards
    Hi I was thinking about using aspen bedding for my adult leos. I have a tank with 3 quarters taken up with slate tile and I was thinking of filling up the remaining space with aspen bedding ( I have seen it used before). I know that loose substrates aren't usually a good choice but I am only...
  19. Lizards
    I'm looking to line the floor of my new viv with slate. Is there anything I'd need to do, like soak the slate or stick it in the oven? Also I would be looking to use some sort of silicone adhesive to hold the slate in place. Is there any concerns or worries I should look out for or be aware of...
  20. Lizards
    how would i go about cutting/shaping slate tiles to fit in my leos tub?
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