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    Picking up a beautiful "double-decker" curio cabinet this afternoon for CHEAP! Can't wait to modify it into a Red-Eyed Tree Frog enclosure, I will post pics as progress here

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    can't wait to see pics!

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    This is going to be the best $20 vivarium ever!

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    Silicone is done, found a scrap piece of acrylic (leftover from building a saltwater sump) that fit PERFECTLY! Next ill be adding the great stuff and cork bark

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    is the silicone the only sealant you are putting in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged chipmunk View Post
    is the silicone the only sealant you are putting in there?
    No, I'm lining the bottom with a waterproof tarp that extends a few inches up the sides, then great stuff, then more silicone.

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    and that's it????? remember, silicone is a sealant, not a sealer. odds are high the wood will absorb a lot of moisture with only silicone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged chipmunk View Post
    and that's it????? remember, silicone is a sealant, not a sealer. odds are high the wood will absorb a lot of moisture with only silicone.
    Ok. I'll keep that in mind. What would you suggest?

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    So
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    Quote Originally Posted by tglynn View Post
    Ok. I'll keep that in mind. What would you suggest?
    epoxy and let air/cure for 2 days.

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    Ivan is correct, marine epoxy or spar urethane would keep moisture out of the wood. silicone will only cover the surface of the wood. either of the two i mentioned will actually penetrate the wood and seal it from any humidity/moisture. that's the difference between a sealer and a sealant. a sealant will only seal a surface, but a sealant penetrates. if a sealant gets a small nick in it, all bets are off. i would definitely seal the edges of the glass with silicone, but any and all wood surfaces, i would seal with marine epoxy reinforced with fiberglass mesh between the first and second layers.
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    This was the main reason I wimped out and did not try my cabinet. Let me know how it turns out. I've got a large dining room china cabinet I got some time ago just lingering downstairs that I never did because I figured I could not safely waterproof it.
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