DIY styrofoam background + rocks

Mysta513

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very inspiring.. good work
 

the_deeb

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Shading and highlights all done:

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and here's the whole thing:

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Here's a pic with a light over the setup. The white balance is off so it unfortunately doesn't capture the color very well

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The next step is to silicone all the pieces into the tank and then paint the back black.

One issue with this setup is that once I release a fish into this tank I'm probably never going to be able to catch it again! So no impulse buys for this setup - all the occupants are going to have to be chosen carefully.

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Looking good so far. I'm interested to see this finished.
 

jhendrix7000

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I recently discovered your 300g paludarium build and read all of it and was very impressed. I will also be following this one intensely to attempt to get better at vivarium construction. I used your suggestion of Drylok in my own 40g and so far I am very pleased with the turnout. I also live in Chapel Hill. Go Heels.
 

brich999

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Saving this thread, I am going to have to attempt this, where do u get inspiration for the rocks? Just a bit unlike any I've seen, and looks so professional. I'm impressed
 

brich999

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I'm curious, u said u silicones the sheets together? I would think it would be tough to keep any of the pieces from separating, is there a trick? Is it a specific silicone or specific foam u use? Dryloc seals it up completely, so could you use the green foam blocks from like michaels? I'm definitely going to try this
 
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