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post #31 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 08:33 PM
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Subscribed! looks good, keep updating!!!


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Awesome, so much better now that we can see the wood - looks great and that is a perfect piece of wood for that area! More More More!!!
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what should i use to spread the silicone over the foam with? i thought about using my hands.... but it seems like it would be a huge mess and ineffective to boot...

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Im a fan of vivariums and paludariums. I going to watch and see how this turns out

looks like a great start so far.
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Im a fan of vivariums and paludariums. I going to watch and see how this turns out

looks like a great start so far.
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what should i use to spread the silicone over the foam with? i thought about using my hands.... but it seems like it would be a huge mess and ineffective to boot...
I would use cheap artist brushes, you can get them dirt cheap at Walmart and other stores.

Don't get it on your hands - besides being super unhealthy, it's very, very hard to wash off. It's very bad to breathe in, too. If I get any on me, I wash with mechanic's grit soap and Lemon Joy, and it's still hard to remove.

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I dont think silicone is unhealthy to get on your hands...

I used disposable gloves and my hands. Fingers are more precis then any tool
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thanks driftwood! i found an old brush that worked lots better than my hands (had gloves on ). much easier to get an even coat.

that stuff stings the nose... even with a mask on.

i'm just letting it cure, an then i'll knock off the excess coir and then fill in the gaps (there's a lot of gaps, i did a pretty patchy job)

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Yes, I read the MSDS sheet, and couldn't find anything regarding skin contact, so thumbs up!

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Your a smart guy bet that will turn into a dream aquarium.
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I would store shrimp in those little ponds
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I would store shrimp in those little ponds
i'm hoping to get some shrimp in them hopefully they'll wander in between them and the main water area.

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How about some updated pics. Hows this coming?
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