how i made my fake rock... loads of pics and instructions..

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  1. junji98

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    OMG that is an awesome tutorial. i may just try it out, a nice family activity we could do...
     
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  3. Ryan1990

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    This is probably the best instructions I have had on building a rock wall, I have been wanting to do it for AGES but for one never understood how to (properly) and two dont have the time, but I will definantly do it soon, just need a space of free time! Looks absolutely amazing in the tank, would one of those work in a BD's tank?? Same reasons for concern as reptiles4me.
     
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    It would work in a beardies tank, the temp wouldnt get anywhere near high enough for damage/risk. Ive seen a few people here with them in there beardies tank.
     
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  7. Ryan1990

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    thanks zombie, I'll do two of those when I break up from school in about 3 weeks, one for my leo tank and for my BD's!! Hopefully they'll look really cool.
     
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    Good luck with them, post some pics or something when its all done.
     
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    so you think they'd hold up in a beardie setup then?
     
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    Looks sooooo neet. I got to try it in my bearded dragons tank.
    Thanks soo much
     
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    RE: how i made my fake rock... loads of pics and instruction

    I just wanted to thank the original poster for giving me this idea and providing such great instructions. I did this and it was easy. I made a little Fred Flinstone's house, complete with car port and slate basking spot. I also made him an eating platform that acts as a hide too. Now I can't wait to design stuff for my snakes.
     
  14. Carlos_n_Paco

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    can you post some pics?
     
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    As soon as I get them back, I will.
     
  16. stunt101

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    what kind of sealer did you use
     
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    I tweaked the original plans and ended up not using the sealant. I used the shapes you can buy at a craft store and carved what I wanted. I then covered the whole thing with a thin layer of resurfacing cement. And then went over it again with a thicker layer and added river rocks to make it look nicer. I used the cement so I wouldnt need the sealant. It's smoother so I don't have to worry about him picking off pieces and ingesting them. I think it takes longer and doesn't look as natural but too many people I spoke with offline said the sealant might burn off noxious fumes at such a high heat. This was for my Uro and his temps in basking areas can reach 120+ degrees. I figured better safe than sorry. If you use this idea, let me warn you that it takes a lot longer to dry than the 3 hours it claims on the tub. I've also been told that with washing and whatnot it won't last as long. But I'll just make more :lol:.
     
  18. greenanole5894

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    Wow, I think you should make a book on that! But make the font really big, and same with the pictures, so it looks like you wrote more...lol




    A word from-
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    You should cherish the moment that greenanole5894 decided to reply. LOL
     
  19. thereptilestop

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    Wow that is really awesome, I've always wanted to do that. One question though are there any possible side effects from using those matierals that may harm the reptiles? or what kind of procautions need to be taken to insure that your reptiles are not affected by the matierals?

    Thanks,
    Nichole
     
  20. pigger93

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    RE: how i made my fake rock... loads of pics and instruction

    looks great:D
     
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    Were did you get the sement? That sounds like a good idea. :D
     
  22. reptiles4me

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    RE: how i made my fake rock... loads of pics and instruction

    I bought resurfacing cement at Home Depot.
     
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    Oh ok. How much was it?
     
  24. reptiles4me

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    It was $11 for quite a large tub. I think they sell a smaller one for $7.
     
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    Ok great thanks.
     

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