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    Mounting problems

    Not actually in my life but rather, does anyone have any ideas on HOW I could mount this to the back wall of my vivarium?



    I bought two large pieces of this fern, lichen and moss colonized tree bark for use as "inoculation material" for vivarium backgrounds (these plants should take off onto the rest of the DIY background material after a while) but I was wondering, how I should attach it? I don't wanna use silicone as that can bother plants as it cures. Hot glue perhaps?

    There are Sori on some of the fern fronds with an awesome 4" height at maturity!

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    I can tell you what not to use.. DON'T use super glue! It has a chemical reaction with the moss and get's hot enough to start the greens on fire. Trust me, I've done it.
    Try hot glue or aquarium glue. But the Aq Glue may still be silicone, so that's up to you. What I do is mount cork bark with hot glue onto the glass.. then use small nails to mount the moss to the wood. Wet it heavily, press it all into place, and give it lots of light. Then the moss will take off from there.

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    Thanks Mass, so like you just "tack" it on, that's a neat idea. I think I'll do that!

    Have you only used it over cork or have you also used it over Great Stuff spray foam and Aq silicone embedded with Coir? I can go buy big flat sheets of cork by the pound from the orchid shop but the spray foam and coir is cheaper.

    Once the plants are established and you put your Tarantula in do you continue to mist it? I know you're not supposed to spray your Ts directly which would prevent me from using a Mist King system since you never know where they might be when the mister kicks on but I'd sure like to use one on the planted arboreal tanks.

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    swords i amazing gooped nylon screws to the top inside of my terr to hold the tubing for my misting sys.
    first glued the screw and let it cure then added a large washer over the screw and al so used the amaxing goop to glue it in place over the screw head they are very secure ,
    maybe you could try something like that but , you ll have to let it cure a day or two
    click on pic for larger view
    later

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    Looks good Jimmy, did you use a special bit to drill the glass?

    Have you ever drilled holes in an "all glass" brand aquarium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Thanks Mass, so like you just "tack" it on, that's a neat idea. I think I'll do that!

    Have you only used it over cork or have you also used it over Great Stuff spray foam and Aq silicone embedded with Coir? I can go buy big flat sheets of cork by the pound from the orchid shop but the spray foam and coir is cheaper.

    Once the plants are established and you put your Tarantula in do you continue to mist it? I know you're not supposed to spray your Ts directly which would prevent me from using a Mist King system since you never know where they might be when the mister kicks on but I'd sure like to use one on the planted arboreal tanks.
    who told you not to get water on your T's? If my tarantulas don't move when I mist, they get wet. No biggie.. doesn't hurt them any.
    I've never tried the spray foam technique.. I always wanted to, but felt it was out of my league. I'm sure I'll try it once I get a large GH and build a water habitat.

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    diamond bit from lowes, and no on the all glass aquarium, just this one it has 1/4 inch thick glass, and worked pretty well. but rhe screws are just glued to the top no holes there.
    holes are just at the ends where the tubing comes into the tank

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    Thank god the post is about plants. I saw the title and was a little scared to look.

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