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Old 02-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
I have an account on Dendroboard but I figured since I've had this account longer it should definitely be shared here too.

The goal is a Bumble Bee toad paludarium with small, fast breeding fish in the water portion. It will be planted in land, water and emersed conditions.

The cardboard in the pictures is in there just until some silicone dries





The destruction left behind:



I was initially gonna use the black foam for just the waterfall and against the glass on the sides, so it would be black when looked at from the side, however after seeing how little the pond foam expands I've decided to use it for just the waterfall.




Really should've been more patient with this part, got a lot of sag. For the time being it'll at least be a good base for the top layer:

















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I look forward to seeing your progress. I'm planning a paludarium and looking for ideas.
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I look forward to seeing your progress. I'm planning a paludarium and looking for ideas.

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love that balloon trick!
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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love that balloon trick!
Thanks!
Now if only I could come up with a trick of getting out the pieces that didn't come with the main balloon
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Wow, I'm staying tuned in!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I really appreciate everyones kind comments!




Anybody have experience with a good, non toxic sealer/epoxy I could use to coat the mortar mix with?
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Really shouldn't have made this thread title describing the intended species. Several members over at Dendroboards finally convinced me to get Firebelly Toads instead
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Bump for advice on sealer
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