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Floor tile grout

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Saf, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Saf

    Saf Arachnosquire

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    Hi guys,

    I've ordered some brown aquarium safe silicone sealant for making a new earthy looking background; but just wondering if it is safe or not to use standard grey floor tile grout to cover polystyrene for making a fake rock wall?

    Thanks for any advice. :)
     
  2. Embers To Ashes

    Embers To Ashes Arachnoknight

    I just use plain old grout and dont have any probloms
     
  3. codykrr

    codykrr Arachnoking Old Timer

    here is a video from josh's frogs.

    this was built for dart frogs, hence the reason for the false bottom. but you could do the same thing without it.

    [video=youtube;6qFTEAPYVwE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qFTEAPYVwE&feature=player_embedded[/video]

    Also check out dendroboard.com

    great info on using kitty litter, clay, newspaper, and foams to make faux rock walls.
     
  4. JakkBauer

    JakkBauer Arachnopeon

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    Do you have a link for the brown silicone? Also I second going to dendroboard its awesome for building a viv. Lots of tips on home made bgs. I just made two for my frogs with great stuff background method. Need to find some safe silicone now. As far as I know certain types of grout are okay to use I'm not sure which tho.

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  5. Saf

    Saf Arachnosquire

    Thanks for the replies my friends.

    A few weeks have passed since the OP, and I played safe and took a different course of action, but good to know for future projects.

    Thanks for that video too Cody, very helpful. :)


    Its a product from a UK company called Bond It. They only sell to trade in bulk and it's difficult to get hold of, but I finally found a company in Lancashire (northern England) that were selling them individually.

    Here's a link describing the product and where to get it:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HA6-RTV-MARINE-SILICONE-AQUARIUM-WATER-TANK-SEALANT-/320613273105

    I called them up and found them to be very helpful and a good company to do business with.

    Hopefully they will still have some left in stock for you. :)