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    Wow, talk about helping someone out! Thanks a lot for testing it for me. I think that will work perfect. I'm planning on doing a 20x18 piece. One can should do more than that right? Also how do you keep it up against the tank? Do you glue magnets, Velcro, or just push it back against the wall? I can't start until I receive my tank. It is supposed to be here on April 4th, ALSO the same day I expecting my son (first one, can't wait, ANOTHER CREATURE IN MY HOUSE, haha)! So I probably won't be able to do it until a week or so out. I will make sure to post some pictures and let you know.

    Nice find on the water based product, hopefully I can find that too!

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    NO PROBLEM!! MANY MANY THANKS FOR THE MENTION OF USING THIS STUFF!! I LOVE THE LOOK!!

    One can should do it. It seemed to go on easy and cover well with just a quick spray. And you should only need one can of base color too.

    And SOME of my backgrounds fit perfectly tight and need no help staying in, others are 1/16ths of an inch off and darn it I use just a dab of hot glue.

    I can't wait to see yours!!
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    Nice work ... honestly reminds me of what most of the fake caves look like in TV and movies.

    My dad used that stuff on an outdoor concrete bird bath. It looks nice but exposed outdoors and possibly not primed right, it didnt last more than 2 or 3 years. I think youll have better results because of more consistent temperatures. But im not sure.

    Only other thing that would concern me, is if its non toxic and or does it need to be sealed ?

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    Once it is dry it is only a concern if your gecko decides to bite into it and eat it. I did not seal it. You could seal with a water-based clear coat, but I am not.
    I was thinking of sealing it just for easier poop/pea clean-up, but I use a toothbrush anyways and I think the geckos will like the feel of the texture on their feetsies!!
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    I like the look of that a lot, you could also do some dry brushing here and there to really make it "pop" or to add the look of moss/algae on the rock. I'm definitely going to be giving that a try.

    I like the "torched" thing you did. What type of heat source did you use?

    Also, for the base coat are you using black spray paint or acrylic?

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    I wish I'd seen this before I started my Great Stuff project! Looks great, I'll keep it in mind for next time.

    Do you think this could be used for a removable background?
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    Yes....Please visit my other thread on how to make the background itself and it is completely removable and super fun and easy!

    http://www.pangeareptile.com/forums/...ad.php?t=48163
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