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HerpInvert
12-03-2007, 02:34 PM
finished!! From the ground up; assembling the wood, the glas shetss siliconed together, the false bottom etc...after 4 total weeks of effort:

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa207/HerpInvert/Oak_Vivarium_Stand.gif
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa207/HerpInvert/IMGP7067.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa207/HerpInvert/IMG_7424.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa207/HerpInvert/IMG_7443.jpg

WildEyeReptiles
12-03-2007, 02:49 PM
If you get a chance, post some more pics from the front. Its beautiful.

aquapimp
12-03-2007, 04:16 PM
Damn! Fantastic job, keep the images flowin'!


What is the back wall?

HerpInvert
12-03-2007, 04:34 PM
the back walll is habacrete. thanks for the props!!

aquapimp
12-03-2007, 05:36 PM
LOL, :crackup: I didn't pay any attention to who the post was from. I gotta' try this stuff!

HerpInvert
12-03-2007, 05:43 PM
? what do you mean?

aquapimp
12-03-2007, 05:45 PM
I was under the impression that your company sold Habacrete and that it looked very professional (experienced "mason" if you will)! :biggrin: I've followed and admired your posts using this material, and think it looks great. Keep up the good work!

HerpInvert
12-03-2007, 06:04 PM
Thanks! and yes, i own the product. JoshsFrogs.com will be selling too but for now, it's just me, herpinvert and such.

aquapimp
12-03-2007, 06:06 PM
Is it "tintable" to be geographically specific? Ie: "red" for the down unders?

HerpInvert
12-03-2007, 06:10 PM
yes. I mix a dry color in it before it's sent out and if you do a search here or at my site you'll see other colors too. I also am working with a topcoat powder that can be applied before mortar flashes. some use acrylic paints which work nicely too.

as you can see, i've created an errosion effect with the colors to simulate the common checmical errosion effects of water over lime stone.

aquapimp
12-03-2007, 06:11 PM
awesome, thanks for the info!

jpstodwftexas
12-03-2007, 08:47 PM
Did you hand sculpt the Background or use stamps?

While at the Dallas World Aquarium I watched them use stamps to detail the Exhibits..:yikes:
Not trying to be Racial but the workers were Hispanics and did not speak much English so I couldn't get much detail about the stamps ... like who made them.
I believe they were silicon based and you pressed then onto the wet mortar.
Maybe thats something people might consider selling to Herp Keepers :biggrin:

HerpInvert
12-03-2007, 11:10 PM
i handsculpt most things. i don't like silicone molds as rtv is pricey and stiff, you can't form anything real like bends or curves. also when making the molds them selves, rtv (blue silicone) can't be used for too detailed work.

once you buy our mortar you get a whole list of ideas and solutions for things like this.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa207/HerpInvert/IMGP9007.jpg

this is a cast. don't off site and installed later. these are made by the dozen here, 6 different styles.

jpstodwftexas
12-03-2007, 11:17 PM
i handsculpt most things. i don't like silicone molds as rtv is pricey and stiff, you can't form anything real like bends or curves. also when making the molds them selves, rtv (blue silicone) can't be used for too detailed work.

once you buy our mortar you get a whole list of ideas and solutions for things like this.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa207/HerpInvert/IMGP9007.jpg

this is a cast. don't off site and installed later. these are made by the dozen here, 6 different styles.

Just Currious....do you sell castings

thrower
12-04-2007, 03:00 AM
How much does your day geck background weigh?

heiser
12-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Very nice setup. Made me go to your website.