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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-08-2004, 08:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,071
Posted By Zurp
Driver circuit for an ultrasonic fogger

I am only partially sure about this reply...

A simple 555 timer should be able to be used to drive a low power pizoelement.

However, these are not standard pizoelements... I asume that you...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-19-2004, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,971
Posted By Zurp
I have local moss, from around my house. Most...

I have local moss, from around my house. Most mosses like low/med light with constant moisture. Not constant saturation. Potting soils with clays and high lime mixtures are liked by some mosses,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-20-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Zurp
I was looking at that control device also, and...

I was looking at that control device also, and others... (Not good for terrarium style setups.

The best regulation is to get a full cover, and make an adjustable slot hole that can be opened and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-20-2004, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Zurp
Hey now... I had to cut back the foggers...

Hey now...

I had to cut back the foggers because it (Aided) in killing off half my plants and creatures. (The novelty has worn off)

For three months I used it for 1 hour at sunrise/sunset with...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-13-2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,363
Posted By Zurp
(Clarification) These are two seporate...

(Clarification)

These are two seporate tanks, one would be a full 6' X 6' X 6' area for the iguana. and the other woudl be more of a shower setup. The shower setup was only going to be about 6'...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-02-2004, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,826
Posted By Zurp
Beer is also said to work better, but not exactly...

Beer is also said to work better, but not exactly newt safe...

I am using a sphagnum mix now, with better and faster results.
(Thinking about the beer thing, but not for growing moss.)
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-02-2004, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By Zurp
I would suggest a taller tank, with a...

I would suggest a taller tank, with a vine/branchy setup. Although not normally a tree climber, in captivity, if the heat is higher, giving greater temprature seporation, they will easily learn to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-02-2004, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Zurp
The anti-microbal finish is usually a strong...

The anti-microbal finish is usually a strong toxin that would slowly seep out when moist things like animal waste build up on it. Submerging this in water would toxify the water with this chemical in...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-02-2004, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,808
Posted By Zurp
Contact me through PM, and I will send you some...

Contact me through PM, and I will send you some moss while the picking is good. I will put the pics on my website soon, of the mosses I can get. I'll even throw in a few fern bulbs and some cool...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-01-2004, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,808
Posted By Zurp
My newts and salamanders, (Actually Efts, land...

My newts and salamanders, (Actually Efts, land dwelleing newts.) are all over the place. I will get some pics once my tank is finished this quarter, (Four more days.) I am waiting for the rain to dye...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-01-2004, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,410
Posted By Zurp
Also, firebelly toads like slightly acidic soils....

Also, firebelly toads like slightly acidic soils. Mixing 50/50 spagnum and common yard top-soil will provide up to 7 years of lower PH. Most water is about 7 PH, they prefer 5.8 - 6.2, so do most...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-31-2004, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
  mold
Views: 1,410
Posted By Zurp
Mosses that you get that have been wrapped like...

Mosses that you get that have been wrapped like that can come back to life if they are less than a year old and have not been dyed... however, even though they are green, they might be over one year...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-31-2004, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,808
Posted By Zurp
Wow, thats a lot of stone! Nice job, you sparked...

Wow, thats a lot of stone! Nice job, you sparked my latest creation, (Wish that I remembered to take pics!)

Don't your frogs have a hard time getting out of the water? Mine have trouble even when...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-12-2004, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,808
Posted By Zurp
You could try mixing a small amount of food color...

You could try mixing a small amount of food color dye in a glass of water (Use Blue because ... Red and yellow are toxic.) just a few drops in a glass of dechlorinated water, and add some of that...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By Zurp
It would be safe to say that you can toy around...

It would be safe to say that you can toy around with the wires, since this is a low amp and low volt device, you will not suffer from contact with the output wires.

I would reccomend testing with...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By Zurp
Did you expand the coco with boiling water? The...

Did you expand the coco with boiling water? The mold can be from several things... spores in the substrate, spores in food (My newt pellets all mold instantly), spores in your own air.

Usually,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,363
Posted By Zurp
Now that I have an iguana... I am thinking more...

Now that I have an iguana... I am thinking more and more about doing it! I found some plastic shower wall stuff, the kind that you see behind basement basin sinks, and behind restaurant sinks... I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By Zurp
Pines will rot the fastest, and turn your soil...

Pines will rot the fastest, and turn your soil (Acidic), Hard woods will last longer and will end up harvesting bacteria. You will not be able to preserve the initial look of the tank when it is...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 04:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,071
Posted By Zurp
Perry may have been banned? Not sure... (Not by...

Perry may have been banned? Not sure... (Not by my request) I hope that he just took the kind advice of others, "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all", I would hate to think...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,808
Posted By Zurp
Can't wait to see the fruit of your labors! I am...

Can't wait to see the fruit of your labors! I am a firebelly toad lover... (Platonic love)
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-08-2004, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By Zurp
Mine change all the time, I have seen no factors...

Mine change all the time, I have seen no factors that cause this, but they do darken before shedding and when hanging out in darker terrain. They may have normally done this in nature to elude...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-14-2004, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Zurp
The cpu uses 23W max, and the HD uses 20W, so the...

The cpu uses 23W max, and the HD uses 20W, so the total heat should be about 86W total, (23 + 20) * 2, the power supply will heat up to about 42W as it trys to deliver the 23 + 20 watts...

Those...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-14-2004, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Zurp
The problem has been there since day one on the...

The problem has been there since day one on the XP computer. (XP Home Edition) The only fast thing on XP is the crashing. Start-up takes over 1 min, no matter if there are one or multiple...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   02-06-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,905
Posted By Zurp
Gareth is a good source for that info, send him a...

Gareth is a good source for that info, send him a Private message and ask him directly, but add link to here and ask him to reply in this post.

Here is some info that I have found......
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-05-2004, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Zurp
I am soooo excited... I just got my Mini-itx...

I am soooo excited...

I just got my Mini-itx motherboard today! I got the VIA M 10000, because of its mp3 hardware decoder and dvd hardware decoder. I am going to turn it into a juke-box for work....
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