I have a pair of crested geckos that have been through multiple terrarium setups due to different failures. The latest problem was that I used dirt that happened to be infested with fungus gnats (got it at Home Depot) and they quickly infested our whole house. No one was very happy with me to say the least, and I had to take the geckos out and try again. So, this time I'm ditching the dirt completely and I'm hoping I can get a bromeliad dominated terrarium to work
I ordered a ton of cork bark from a seller on Ebay which I hope should get here tomorrow. My first thought was to cover the backand side walls with the cork and use silicne to glue it on, however I'm thinking that planting the larger plants (I have a large anthurium and some bigger broms) on a vertical wall would be quite difficult. So I came up with an idea to make "branches" that I can plant on. That would give the geckos some more climbing stuff too. I attached a mock-up of what I'd like to do. I'm thinking of getting some 1.5 or 2" PVC and a bunch of fittings to make them, and then I can use to cork instead to cover the pipe. If this ends up being what I do, I can't figure out how I'm going to stick the PVC to the wall. I'm thining maybe squirting Great Stuff around the insides of the tubes (would it cure enclosed inside the tubes?) and smearing silicone around the outside. Then I can glue the leftover cork around where the tubes touch the wall.
Anywhoo I tried to post this before with embedded pics and it won't let me, so no pics right now!