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Re: First Natural setup - Journal

So, as promised, a update. Sorry that there is no in between pics but it is not recommended to handle a camera with silicone hands :biggrin: So here is the completed cage http://i.imgur.com/wipuWHF.jpg Think it came out came nicely. Like the coconut hides. There is also a coconut feeding bowl. Just ...
by Fishy
Mon May 06, 2013 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: First Natural setup - Journal

Thanks, Still got a way to go but the trip is fun so far
by Fishy
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: First Natural setup - Journal

Some new pics. So the silicone is finished, it is there so that the GS background has something to stick to, GS is great stuff for those who dont know and is a form of expanding foam, I on the other hand is using denbraven expanding foam. worked so far. First here is a picture of the wood and more o...
by Fishy
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: First Natural setup - Journal

Small update, will soon upload
by Fishy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: First Natural setup - Journal

In that case i still need to a little bit! LoL
by Fishy
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:32 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: First Natural setup - Journal

Yes I am Capetonian. And if I may ask what gave it away? Accent?

And Yes that is coco bedding. I think i used to little, very thin layer, but it is a very nice bedding, so far. Well it looks nice, don't know how it works
by Fishy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: need some feedback/advice

Looking good!
by Fishy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9395

First Natural setup - Journal

Hallo everyone Been browsing and drooling on the site for years now! Finally have the courage and the finance and most importantly the right animal for a natural viv. So here is a pic of the cage. http://i.imgur.com/PUvOf.jpg Sorry for the crappy quality, was taken with my phone. The cage is 90cm hi...
by Fishy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: First Natural setup - Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: need some feedback/advice

1. Dont think the water will be able to heat the whole cage. 2. and i dont think the temp gradient will be big enough. also most of the heat will be at the bottom, then rise to the top. so theoretically you will be able to heat the entire cage, which you dont want. also if you heat the water remembe...
by Fishy
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:46 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9395

Re: need some feedback/advice

Looks like a good idea. and good luck! And yes viv building is going to be interesting
by Fishy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9395

Re: need some feedback/advice

Just check if it is flammable or not. easiest way to see if it is safe to use. and secondly make sure not part of the foam comes in contact with water(directly). Just a silly questions. wouldn't it have been easier to by a corner tank and make a top accessed viv?
by Fishy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9395

Re: need some feedback/advice

The one problem i have with screws is that they chip the glass. the glue should hold. and use marine silicone. if you're using screws try and countersink them.
by Fishy
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9395

Re: need some feedback/advice

Cresties like humidity, but not constant high humidity. General what people prefer for them is to spray them at night and mornings. so to get the humidity up during night time to give the effect of evening/morning mist. I usually keep mine at about 75-90% at night. then in the day you let it drop do...
by Fishy
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:27 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9395

Re: Tortoises on offer in the Western Cape

Thanks for the share. will look into this.
by Fishy
Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Tortoises on offer in the Western Cape
Replies: 5
Views: 2668
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