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willow 11-12-2008 11:37 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.
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.
the bits left over from carving were stuck to the shell of the cave with
PVA glue and de-headed matchsticks.
once the big cave was done,well i figure i would do a couple more now i got the hang and a little confidence.
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 03:44 PM

What is it for exactly?

willow 11-12-2008 04:17 PM

caves for leopard geckos.

dallops_of_polyps 11-12-2008 08:12 PM

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

willow 11-14-2008 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by dallops_of_polyps (Post 151965)
looks sick .

is that good or bad :dunno:

Amphitrite 11-16-2008 10:21 AM

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

southafrica1001 11-16-2008 11:37 AM


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 12:57 PM

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
glue applied to the top and bottom of the cave.
put together and glued some moss around the shape.
this is the top half to the largest cave,all finished,just drying.

Amphitrite 11-16-2008 02:01 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 02:39 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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