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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Type of Styrofoam for Vivarium

I'm building a vivarium and wanted to know the best type of foam that I can get. I read somewhere that it should be open pored. is this true? I'm thinking that I may have to order online rather then go to Lowes or Home Depot. Any help is appreciated.

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Any foam will likely need to be sealed if you are using it as a background. I like to use expanding foam or the pink foam board glued to itself to make it thicker. Definitely pick it up locally due to shipping costs of these products.

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Thank you! What is good to seal it with?
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It depends on what you are trying to make and what will work best for you. Great stuff spray foam is a good choice for a spray in foam but it comes with a lot of carving as you have to shave it down for silicone to properly adhere to it. The pink foam blocks are pretty cool iv seen a lot of people carve out trees and rocks then go over it with concreat and paint. I don't know if I would use an all out pour in foam just because if you add to much it can put a lot of pressure on your panels and potentially crack some glass. There is some pretty good videos on YouTube

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