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shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby RastaDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:00 pm

hi,

i want to use tile later on, but when i bring home my Beardie in a couple of weeks he will still be a baby so for the time being i will be using paper towels but i thought i might also get some shelf liner too.

i know it needs to be non-adhesive, but i'm a little confused over all the other things in the descriptions, what they mean and whether things could be harmful.

i like these ones i found on amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawer-Liner-F ... 39&sr=1-20

would this be suitable to use?

thank you for your help,
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Re: shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:14 pm

That should do the trick. Easy to remove and clean/sanitize as needed.
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Re: shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby claudiusx » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:16 pm

I wouldnt use it personally.

It's made of EVA which does better in cold than heat. Hence why it's being marketed for use in a fridge. Depending on its composition, it very well might get sticky and tacky on the hot end. It also would be really rubbery and grippy. I'd say keep looking to be honest.

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Re: shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:24 pm

I didn't think of that. It looks like a lot of the ones on that site are EVA. How about something like this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Contact-Adhesive-Kitchen-Cabinets-Shelves/dp/B07K6P5DQY/ It may work to just not peel the backing so it doesn't adhere to the tank.
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Re: shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby RastaDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:30 pm

thanks for the replies!

i figured something like a shelf liner would be pretty straightforward to get - but when i started looking even that was confusing me :D

i think for the time being i shall use paper towel and get some nice tiles to put in a little later on.

thanks again for the input :D
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Re: shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:32 pm

Paper towel or butcher paper or newspaper work well too. They just don't look as nice.
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Re: shelf liner - is this ok?

Postby claudiusx » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:35 pm

Paper towel is my staple when I dont have tile :)

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