View Full Version : I finally got my 75gal tank done

12-05-2007, 10:22 PM
So here it is. The pics arent the best but they work. Its a 75 standing tall. Right now they are not happy I messed with them to move them so they are hiding. Once they get used to it I think they will like it.

12-05-2007, 10:33 PM
Are you going to cover that foam with something? Other than that it looks good.

Kevin McRae
12-05-2007, 10:51 PM
Put some silicon on the foam and throw some peat on it, or cover it with moss.

12-05-2007, 10:54 PM
I'm not sure if I will or not. . I thought about it. Would it hurt to leave it like that?

12-07-2007, 12:14 PM
Blake, I think you should cover it up, to me it looks kinda unfinished, but other than that it looks cool :)

12-07-2007, 07:13 PM
Put some silicon on the foam and throw some peat on it, or cover it with moss.

You should do that.

12-10-2007, 07:27 PM
spanish moss would look great draped or wrapped around some of those foam spots.

12-10-2007, 07:50 PM
I didnt think of spanish moss. I"ll have to find some I still havnt dont anything with it.

01-06-2008, 02:13 AM
it would only take 48 for silicone and cocofiber to dry. it would enhance the aesthetic of the tank 10 fold. i would def do it. I personally would take a bit more time and grout over them to makem look like rocks. but dont sell yourself or your geckos short, make the tank the most enjoyable thing in the house.

01-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Blake were are you getting the bamboo from? I've been looking for it and I can't find it. I'm in Ohio and I see that your in Indiana so we are pratically neighbors : )

01-06-2008, 11:21 AM
I actually got it from Hobby Lobby. But there is a guy on here selling it as well though and I still plan on making a order with him I just havnt needed it for a while.

01-06-2008, 11:49 AM
thanks man. I have a hobby lobby like 10 minutes from my house I'll have to check it out.

01-06-2008, 12:07 PM
No problem . .took me a while to find bamboo in the first place. I'm trying to find bamboo thats 8+ inches around but it seems to be really hard to find.

01-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Instead of using silicone (which does dry in 48 hours, but needs to air out for a couple weeks, I would use gorilla glue. It mostly dries within 10 minutes and is pretty much fully dry in 2 hours. What you do is you mix the peat and gorilla glue together, quickly, and then apply it very quickly and let it sit until it dries. I used this method in my mossy frog tank, and all though it's kind of stressful putting it on quickly, it works so much better than silicone IMO.