Need advice regarding water dish

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Need advice regarding water dish

Post by Gari Dawn » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:31 pm

Hi :) I have a Zoo Med "Repti Rock" Corner Bowl (12" long on each straight edge) and I want to put a divider in so that I can have one side with fresh water and one side with salt water. Does anyone have an idea how I could do this and have it water-tight, while still being safe for my crabs?

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Post by singlemomwithcrab » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:11 pm

Plexi glass and aquarium safe silicon
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Post by CrazyCrab12 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:47 pm

I was gonna say something similar. A piece of plastic secured with aquarium silicone
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Post by wodesorel » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:29 am

Silicon probably won't stick to that kind of plastic. I can't think of a way to do it... Maybe two-part epoxy? Even that will probably peel off though. The repti-rocks are made of some seriously slick stuff.
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Post by CrazyCrab12 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:58 am

you could rough up the surface with some sandpaper or scratch it with something sharp.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:19 pm

Maybe just put a smaller bowl/plastic container inside... Bowl inside a bowl - that can be taken apart?
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Re: Need advice regarding water dish

Post by Gari Dawn » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:42 pm

We tried the silicone/plexiglass idea. Seems to be water-tight, but haven't put it in the enclosure yet.

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