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willow 11-12-2008 10:37 AM

not Aquarium,still DIY.
 
i know this is not for the tank,however i figure
it;s still DIY though. :)
this is what i did today,i still need to get tile grout,then i will be able to cover the grout with PVA and sand.
polystirene(sp:roll:) for the big cave,two bits at 24inches long 2in thick.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC00996.jpg
next i began to carve out the shapes i wanted,in the top and bottom.
when put together to hold them in place is de-headed matchsticks.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC00997.jpg
the bits left over from carving were stuck to the shell of the cave with
PVA glue and de-headed matchsticks.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC00998.jpg
once the big cave was done,well i figure i would do a couple more now i got the hang and a little confidence.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01002.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01009.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01010.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01012.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01011.jpg
all i need now is the grout and sand.
so i'll update again when i'm onto the second half of my little project.

SolaceTiger 11-12-2008 02:44 PM

What is it for exactly?

willow 11-12-2008 03:17 PM

caves for leopard geckos.
:)

dallops_of_polyps 11-12-2008 07:12 PM

looks sick i used to have leopards and fat-tails.

willow 11-14-2008 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dallops_of_polyps (Post 151965)
looks sick .

is that good or bad :dunno:

Amphitrite 11-16-2008 09:21 AM

Great idea Lainey - looking forward to seeing how it looks when finished :thumbsup:

southafrica1001 11-16-2008 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow (Post 152327)
is that good or bad :dunno:

Its a good thing :D. Good luck with it its looking great :D If i tried that though id probably lose a finger XD

willow 11-16-2008 11:57 AM

i must say,it is a little tricky,and i had to gauge carefully,
well i've taken some more pictures,i hope that in the vivarium
setting they will look better,sitting on the side board they
look rather strange,and i wonder if they will be of any use at all.
here they are. :oops: :lol:
getting ready for the PVA and sand
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01014.jpg
glue applied to the top and bottom of the cave.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01015.jpg
put together and glued some moss around the shape.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01020.jpg
this is the top half to the largest cave,all finished,just drying.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...s/DSC01017.jpg

Amphitrite 11-16-2008 01:01 PM

That looks like a messy job, I don't envy you having to clear up after it :rofl:

Looking good though, it's always a nice feeling to take the time making things rather than buy them from a shop.

willow 11-16-2008 01:39 PM

i was quite surprised that there was only a little mess on the floor,
it was mainly sand,it gets everywhere lol.
surprised as well at how heavy they are too. :-D


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