- Sep 15, 2016
Hi my name is Angela and I'm from NY. Not exactly a warm and tropical location, but I did just get 2 RF babies. One hatched 5-30-16 and the other 7-23-16. At the moment they're in a 40 gallon tank as I'm in the middle of building they're 3'x6 table. I have looked through tons of threads and I've found a lot of info. I did have a few questions about the table build. Firstly I'm planning on using aquarium silicone to seal edges around the bottom then putting pond liner on bottom. My questions are 1)what can I safely finish the wood with as its brand new wood. Can I use stain and poly or paint? I would obviously let this completely dry for a couple weeks...but is this safe. And I was planning on putting some plexiglass panels on top to hold in humidity. I've figured out the substrate, plants, hides however there seems to be a lot of thoughts about lighting and heat which is a little stressful. My babies are small and I have time to make they're table right, some of info is just confusing. And thoughts, tips and/or advice is appreciated.