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Help with Concrete/Grout structure in Frog Viv
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Ok my buddy and I have been working on some Grout/concrete coated foam fixures for an upcoming Vivarium project and we are stuck because we do not know what would be a safe sealant for the structures so that they do not cause problems for the frogs and plants?? Has anyone out there done this?? I have looked and there are ppl doing it on youtube for LIZARDs but I haven't seen one for frogs.... they say to use polyurithane wood floor laquer stuff....that just doesnt seem right.


Please help point us in the right direction. We are doing a Mayan themed tank and have some AWSOME ideas![/img]
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I tried putting a picture of what we are doing in there but cant figure out how to post photos here......................???
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#3
We use acrylic paint. When it cures, it's basically an inert plastic coating.

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Jim & Marcia Hitchcock
Rainforest Station
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Really??? Just plain acrylic??? In that moist enviroment it doesnt cause problems??? Does it last? no flaking or bubbleing?? That would be a simple solution to my problem!!!!!
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#5
you can mix the grout w/ the paint and just brush it on. Or you can use glaze (paint w/out pigment). A low or no VOC will cure faster.
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#6
or you can just water down the grout, that might be easier.
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destroyer3013 Wrote:Really??? Just plain acrylic??? In that moist enviroment it doesnt cause problems??? Does it last? no flaking or bubbleing?? That would be a simple solution to my problem!!!!!

I have tanks that are years old that haven't had problems. We usually use the artists' acrylics that come in the tubes, rather than the cheap craft acrylics.

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Jim
Jim & Marcia Hitchcock
Rainforest Station
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