Make an awesome vivarium waterfall and background for your poison dart frogs, chameleons, or other vivarium inhabitants with the Josh's Frogs Vivarium Waterfall Background Kit. This kit is designed for 10g, 12x12x12, 12x12x18, or similarly sized enclosures. Make sure to check out our Josh's Frogs How-To Guide on making a vivarium waterfall and background background, called How to Make a Vivarium Waterfall. Make sure to pick out the specific pieces of cork flat, cork tube, or manzanita wood for your background - the wood is not included in the kit! The Josh's Frogs Vivarium Waterfall Background Kit includes:
1. Great Stuff Spray Foam (1 Can)
Great Stuff Spray Foam is the 'old school' way of making a vivarium background. We've done well over 100 vivaria with this background method, and it works great!
2. Vivarium Safe Silicone (10.2 oz)
Josh's Frogs Vivarium Safe Silicone (10.2 oz) should be applied with a caulk gun, which is available at any home improvement store. Make sure to use gloves while applying silicone!
3. Josh's Frogs Coco Cradle (10 qt)
Josh's Frogs Coco Cradle is finely ground coconut fiber, and perfect for covering wet silicone on a vivarium background. Make sure to apply the Coco Cradle to the silicone within a couple minutes of the silicone being stuck onto the background. The Coco Cradle must be dry in order to stick to the silicone.
4. Net Cups x 3
These great net cups from Josh's Frogs are perfect for holding plants in the background, such as bromelaids, ferns, and more! Make sure to fill them with ABG mix or a well draining vivarium soil, and be careful not to overwater them!
5. Elemental H2O Pump (97 GPH)
Elemental H2O Pumps feature waterproof motor casing, durable ceramic shafts, corrosion-resistant housing and adjustable flow rates for excellent performance. The submersible 5W H2O Pump pushes 97 gph and has a maximum head of 2.45’. Measuring approximately 3" long x 1.5" wide x 1.5" tall, this water pump also has an adjustable flow rate, and is perfect for use in a vivarium or terrarium. This product is UL listed and carries a one-year warranty, and comes with a fitting for 1/2" OD tubing. 110 volts
6. Vivarium Background Waterfall Tubing 1/2" ID (2 feet)
This rigid, reinforced tubing is perfect for use foamed into place in the background of a vivarium. Unlike other vinyl tubing, Josh's Frogs Vivarium Background Waterfall Tubing will not kink or collapse when the spray foam expands. Vivarium Background Waterfall Tubing is easy to use, colored black so it won't stand out, and sold by the foot, and has an internal diameter of 1/2".
7. Universal Rocks Collection
Universal Rocks are amazing rock replicas that are light weight, great in any environment, and give you the look of rock without the weight! These are 3 sided (open on the back) and hollow, and can be foamed into place in the vivarium background, or even turned into planters or drilled to help hide vivarium waterfall tubing!
8. Josh's Frogs Pond Wall Substrate Stop
Josh's Frogs Pond Wall Substrate Stop (18"x4.5") is a novel way to make water feature and pond creation in vivaria easy! Josh's Frogs Pond Wall Substrate Stop (18"x4.5") measures 18" x 4.5", and is easily bent to your will. Josh's Frogs Pond Wall Substrate Stop (18"x4.5") acts as a dam, holding substrate back and allowing water from the false bottom layer of your terrarium to freely flow through it. Use the Pond Wall around the base of your waterfall, to keep any water from dampening your substrate.
Still have questions? Check out the Josh's Frogs Video on How to Take Make a Vivarium Background!