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Post by Laura_28_06 on Sat May 22, 2010 2:59 pm

well whist darwin was making his bid for freedom earlier i was starting to plan more alterations for his viv!

i've got him in a vivexotic ax36 which has extra vents. but i'm thinking of creating a fake rock background for the back and sides, with ledges and dips and stuff, possibly some plant pots in to so i can plant folliage higher up than currently. but also i want to make a water fall which will be more built up than the rest and flow gently over plants with fake rocks around the edge so if he was to fall in he can get out easily.

to do this i was thinking of creating either a fake bottom using plastic sheeting and sealant or pond liner, building it up from fairly deep one end, as a pool, getting shallower and planted up properly the other end, not in the litter tray and pots i'm using at the minute.

another idea i've had is to build it up in one corner to plant the fig slightly higher than the other plants, giving some more height.

i plan on using polystyrene to make the initial background and covering in sealant. then either eco earth or spray paint the background, not sure which would be better and look most natural for a chameleon.

any tips and advice will be greatly received and appreciated Very Happy

won't be starting this for a few weeks yet, need tog et all the materials together and money saved first Very Happy if i can wait that is!

thanks in advance I love you
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Post by Laura_28_06 on Sun May 23, 2010 3:21 pm

anyone ever used space board for creating a background?
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Post by xvickyx on Tue May 25, 2010 2:37 am

Ooooo sounds fun

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Post by Laura_28_06 on Tue May 25, 2010 2:39 am

yh me to lol thats the fun part!

someone on RFUK suggested using space board as its easier to get a realistic rock finish to it Smile

gonna get all the help and tuition i can before starting lol
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Post by Laura_28_06 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:23 pm

yay!! 2 weeks of hard work and i finally finished the viv today Smile

before and after pics, pics don't do it justice i have to say Smile



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Post by xvickyx on Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:26 am

Looks brilliant

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Post by Laura_28_06 on Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:55 am

thanks Very Happy i'm pretty chuffed with it Smile only thing is because he's spent so much time out of viv lately all he wants to do is sit in the window! he will no walk straight onto your hand cheers
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Post by xvickyx on Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:19 am

Haha, bless him Smile

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Post by ninjaaa23 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:44 am

lookin fab Smile
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Post by Laura_28_06 on Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:34 pm

vicky ~ he's a pain in the butt lol still luffs him lots tho

ninja ~ thank you dear
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