Live wall and future bioactive build

GoodKarma19

Chameleon Enthusiast
Yo you act like I know this info :LOL: I’ll just make my husband suck it up :ROFLMAO: what is this vacuum you speck of you Canadian goddess??
Ehhh, may have lied on the vacuum, unless you used a PVC pipe wide enough for a wet vac to get into it. I'd say get a self starting siphon, like those used for gas. Ezpz! No sucking required :p
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I was thinking about replacing the bottom with the pvc sheet at the bottom of my diy cages. Then I would drill a hole into that, do you think that would work out fine?
If you completely remove any wood, you're good, if not, you need to waterproof it. Its not as bad as it sounds. The only concern with the pvc sheet is that its not sturdy enough to support the weight of the substrate on its own. Unless you plan to place that on top of the wood bottom, in which case, you still need to waterproof the hole or moisture will get between the layers.
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
If you completely remove any wood, you're good, if not, you need to waterproof it. Its not as bad as it sounds. The only concern with the pvc sheet is that its not sturdy enough to support the weight of the substrate on its own. Unless you plan to place that on top of the wood bottom, in which case, you still need to waterproof the hole or moisture will get between the layers.
Ok got it, I thought about that after I posted, wasn’t sure if it would support the weight.
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok i just remembered I had this water pump. Do you think it will work if I put it at the bottom to drain so I don’t have to drill a hole?image.jpg
 

JoXie411

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Ok day two of painting the planter boxes with flex seal. I had to go to the dollar store and buy new paint brushes, googone, and utility rags. Kinda forgot the flex seal would seal my paint brushes :smuggrin: so don’t be like me ppl758E5F6C-789B-4282-A155-DD57AF04EB95.jpeg
 

JoXie411

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Ok both planters are done, I did my final coat of flex seal.

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I’m waiting on my hydro crunch balls to come in

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So for the drainage problem this is what I have come up with. A water pump, hose line, and a pvc pipe (they came with the contact paper). In put in welcome to make this drainage layer better :) (y)4081F38B-9F6C-4B86-A765-7F801CC4C815.jpeg4608DBBE-17B7-4ED8-A479-696A6B1518CE.jpegFD5D244E-0778-4779-843B-E7737020C6E0.jpeg
 

GoodKarma19

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok both planters are done, I did my final coat of flex seal.

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I’m waiting on my hydro crunch balls to come in

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So for the drainage problem this is what I have come up with. A water pump, hose line, and a pvc pipe (they came with the contact paper). In put in welcome to make this drainage layer better :) (y)View attachment 243318View attachment 243319View attachment 243320
Let me know how that pump goes for you! I'm still considering using one, but I'm not 100% sold. (y)
 
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