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Longfellow777

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Got it done now just to cure one more day. What do y’all think, took me awhile playing with colors but I love the Sandy color I went with. It’s a grey dry lock mixed with Chestnut brown. This is with the bask light to see how the ledge looks. It’s dark but once the uvb and jungle dawn go in it’s gonna pop good.
 

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Longfellow777

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It looks great, very naturalistic ! Nice job, expertly done. (y)
Hey have you ever used dry lock? It’s been 2 days and I still smell fumes could it be the paint I smell and ok? Or What? I don’t want to keep her in the tote anymore she has been in there for days. But when I close the tank for awhile then open it and smell I smell a painting smell… shouldn’t it be cured by now?
 

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No, sorry I haven't. Maybe Claudiusx or CooperDragon has some suggestions. I know that there are people in the DIY section that use all of the products too. If you Google it or do a search here you might find some info.
 

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I've never used drylock specifically, but to expect two days for a product to fully cure is wishful thinking unfortunately. :)

Most stated "cure" times, are really just a timeframe of when the product is safe to handle or use. A product won't be fully cured for our purposes until it is done offgassing. If you can smell it, it's not done offgassing VOCs.

I used an oil based sealant in one of my builds once. Oil typically takes longer than waterbased anyways, but the can said 5-7 days to cure. I was past week 2 before the smell was basically gone. And that was with it being heated under a basking light.

-Brandon
 

Longfellow777

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Thank you gents! I know 2 days was wishful thinking especially for like 4 coats input on LOL. I e read 3-5 days I’ve read about a week.Well for now she is doing good in her tote she can’t run around but her lights are all at perfect distances and she’s eating and basking in there so I’m not gonna stress to much on it, when it’s done it’s done. She loves sleeping with my wife and I anyway LOL thankyou for your opinions. Much appreciated
 

Longfellow777

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Do you guys recommend blowing a little space heater into it or something I’ve been running a fan through it
 

Longfellow777

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Well update, the girl pooped today and is eating good and I am keeping nice temps and the uvb setup nicely in her tote. So all in all she is very content. Also I’m pleased to say the fumes are much weaker this evening. It’s almost there ! I’ll post pics of her posted up once we get her in there.
 

Longfellow777

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No update on background it’s still putting off fumes. Frey’ja just had a bath though and looks amazing and bright so I wanted to flaunt her a bit
 

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AHBD

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She's beautiful, such a vivid color on that plump beardie. :) Just curious though, do you have the wooden slats on the entire floor ? It's probably irritating to her feet. Newspaper would be much better , with or w/out non adhesive shelf liner on top.
 

Longfellow777

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Thank you, Yeah she’s a little fatty I only feed her twice week bugs too. But we just started doing that few months ago. No not the entire length. She has always loved that thing it’s from her enclosure. But I’ll see how she reacts to it gone. Thank you for the advice friend. I think she is over this tote thing lol. She hasn’t come out the hide for two days now. The enclosure barely smells so I’ve got lights on I’m it and open with air flow. I’m hoping tomorrow will be the day. Do you have a 4x2x2 with lights inside? If so what do run for bask light?
 

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