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- Mar 21, 2012
Akronic said:yeah ive heard of ppl using liners. i was gonna use some 5mil visqueen, but they will try to dig and scratch a hole in it. 2mil is way to thin anyway. if you are dead set on using a liner at homedepot they have shower pan liners, which is MUCH thicker than any vapor barrier, or you could go w/ linoleum(squares or sheets) I went w/ Minwax Helmsman water sealer. idk about a drain hole.......looks great tho like how you put the loft above the hide, they will prob try to escape/fall off that ramp or use the height advantage to climb over the side wall
I understand your thoughts regarding liner thickness. It is a good possibility that holes could be scratched in 2 mil plastic, but also consider that liners will be in use for one to two week time periods for me.
I have also been considering a duct tape liner as a more permanent option. We will see how things go.
I am hesitant to use any urethane based finishes inside the enclosures. You must keep in mind how close contact the tortoises will come in with the surfaces on a 24/7 basis. Urethane is very mean stuff.
What do you see wrong with a substrate drain?
If you had read closer you might see that I mentioned the installation of plexiglass next to the ramp to prevent escapes. It has been planned since day one.