Foam Rock Project Nearly Done

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Foam Rock Project Nearly Done

Postby Ben10dragon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:03 pm

I've been making a foam rock background for a 6ft x 18inch x 18inch tank. It has taken me ages to get this far but I am finally done the rock work part. I thought I would post a few pictures of my work so far. I got a new phone in the middle of it so I don't have my pictures from the very very beginning of cutting the foam (well I do, I'm just to lazy to charge my old phone to find them :P ). I love how it has turned out but I don't think I would ever attempt a project like this again. It took way too long and cost way too much haha. I still have to make a lid for it to mount the lights, but I'm hoping to have one of my baby beardies move in in the next week or two.

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I used rigid foam insulation that was hot glued together for the structure. It is covered with about 5 layers of grout then painted with acrylic paint. I sealed it with 3-4 layers of diluted Gorilla wood glue. I haven't tested the heat lamp on it yet so I'm hopeful it will stand up to the high temperatures.
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Re: Foam Rock Project Nearly Done

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:01 am

Looks great! Does it add a lot of weight to the enclosure?
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Re: Foam Rock Project Nearly Done

Postby Ben10dragon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 am

CooperDragon wrote:Looks great! Does it add a lot of weight to the enclosure?


Thanks!! Yes, it's quite heavy. But the tank itself is far too heavy to be easily moved so it doesn't matter much.
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