Hello, I bought 3 babies Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma Grandis) but my terrarium was not big enough. So I start to build cheap terrarium. I saw in Zoo shop fancy background which looks like rock but it was very expensive so I decide to build one in this tutorial you learn how to build fancy background for terrariums and aquariums, I used usual tools and materials so you can DIY in every country
Step 1: Materials
This is list of materials and tools which is mandatory.
- Sandpaper (rough, and less rough
Step 2: Solder Like a Boss
Mark tiles or the desired shape on polystyrene.
And Burn creases in polystyrene.
Step 3: Sanding
Sanding with sanding paper all sharp edges.
Mix tile adhesive with water and make it denser.
Than paint 4-5 layers with brush
Than sand with sand paper
Step 5: Put to Terrarium
After sanding, When tile adhesive dry, you put background to terrarium and glue it with silicon and with brush paint all hidden places with adhesive.
Step 6: Varnish for Toys
At the last step paint whole background with varnish for wooden toys, this will protect background against water, Beware use only varnish which can't hurt animals.
Step 7: Finish :)
This is it, in next tutorial I will show you how to build control system for terrarium control temperature, misting, light etc... And I will make app for android, pc for monitoring and collecting data for terrarium or terrariums.