Our penn-plax cage is on its way and we are starting to dream up the inside schematics.
We seem to have decided on a 1/2 water bottom, supporting the dry sides with bamboo shoots, possibly a rock wall or slope with natural rocks.
But what we're most concerned about is creating natural background/sidescapes. We want to create a false wall and online reseach seems to suggest that we make our own from carved styrofoam. We believe that we should then coat the styrofoam with a concrete and gravel mixture. But beyond that we have little knowledge.
Where do you buy styrofoam?
Can I get it at loews?
Any particular kind of gravel?
Any particular kind of concrete?
How much gravel with how much concrete?
How thick does the stuff cover the styrofoam?
Am I covering all 4 sides of the styrofoam?
How long does it take to set?
How do you affix it to the paludarium?
How do you pronounce that word?
These concerns are really our biggest focus right now, however we do have other questions we'd like to accept answers to..
What sort of durable live plants do you grow in your paludarium (that are safe for Escapé, my Chinese Water Dragon)?
Do you use a water filtration system in your bottom water, if yes which one?
What do you think of using an inwater exo-terra fogger in my bottom of tank water area?
Do Chinese Water Dragons respond to colors?