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Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 03-25-2013, 05:55 PM
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Posted By JDowns
Beautiful setup and well done. Love the...

Beautiful setup and well done.

Love the Baja Huallaga!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-21-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Put the timeline photo into PB. ...

Put the timeline photo into PB.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h387/jdowns1/Office%20Paludarium/Paludarium.gif
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-21-2013, 10:11 PM
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Posted By JDowns
You can cut and shape the foam once you are done....

You can cut and shape the foam once you are done. For covering the foam you can do one of two things. Once the foam skins over but not yet dry you can cut a slit in the foam and apply sphagnum...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-20-2013, 11:37 PM
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Posted By JDowns
Yes the plastic wrap was to protect the acrylic. ...

Yes the plastic wrap was to protect the acrylic. If I screwed up the foam would easily be removed from the tank with the egg crate. Once the foam is set and dry the plastic can easily be ripped off...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-20-2013, 10:59 PM
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Posted By JDowns
The manzanita is held together by its own weight...

The manzanita is held together by its own weight and how it naturally rests on the bottom. I few small pieces I zip tied together. The only expanding foam used was in the construction of the base...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-18-2013, 10:08 PM
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Posted By JDowns
The soil for the land area was a mixture of an...

The soil for the land area was a mixture of an organic potting soil made by a local greenhouse which is very close to Black Gold's Organic Potting Soil mixture, nursery charcoal, and ADA Aquasoil...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-18-2013, 08:34 PM
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Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
I'll go back and update those photos. I should...

I'll go back and update those photos. I should have them on this computer.

Some of the missing photo's are in my photo album here. The links changed for some reason.

Regards,
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-16-2013, 07:09 PM
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Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Long time no update on this tank. I finally got...

Long time no update on this tank. I finally got back into town so I could take photo's of the tank. Mechanically the tank has held up great. I finally had to clean the filter since flow was...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-23-2012, 03:58 AM
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Posted By JDowns
I'll update photo's when I'm back in Phoenix in...

I'll update photo's when I'm back in Phoenix in early April. I'll be doing a major trim at that time also to give it space to grow back in again. It's due for a two year make over.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-21-2012, 09:02 PM
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Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Evidently the adults are still there and never...

Evidently the adults are still there and never got taken back. If someone would like a adult male Surinam Cobalt ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By JDowns
Gnats are seasonal. I avoid any chemicals,...

Gnats are seasonal. I avoid any chemicals, obviously because of live animals. You can chop the top third off of a gatorade bottle and then invert it back into the bottom half and tape shut. Put...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-23-2012, 01:20 AM
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Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Thanks for all the comments. This tank is...

Thanks for all the comments.

This tank is still chugging along nicely. I haven't seen it in quite awhile, since I have relocated to San Juan last year. But the office takes care of it on their...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-27-2011, 01:27 AM
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Views: 808
Posted By JDowns
A few inspirational photos

These are from a local park near Old San Juan.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h387/jdowns1/Puerto%20Rico/Parque%20Luis%20Munoz%20Rivera/PR0015.jpg
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-27-2011, 12:04 AM
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Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
A few shots of the rest of the family in this...

A few shots of the rest of the family in this tank.


Inferalanis Female

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h387/jdowns1/Office%20Paludarium/Inferalanis%20Female/IFFM005.jpg
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-14-2011, 06:46 AM
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Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
This is a much better FTS. The frog on the right...

This is a much better FTS. The frog on the right should give a decent sense of scale.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h387/jdowns1/Office%20Paludarium/FullTankShot.jpg

Here is a dusk...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-12-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By JDowns
What are you painting? If PVC then use Krylon...

What are you painting? If PVC then use Krylon Fusion no sealant needed.
Woulld need alot more info to answer. Glass or Acrylic? Overall design would help. "drainage site:dendroboard.com" as a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-10-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
There are some nice ones in here...

There are some nice ones in here (http://www.georgecramer.com/dutchvivariums.html) and Nederland (http://www.gifkikkerportaal.nl/Fotos/Terrariafotoalbum/tabid/179/Default.aspx)
You can search...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-10-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Don't mind at all. I originally saw the dual...

Don't mind at all. I originally saw the dual land area at a display from the Singapore Zoo. There are also a few dual land areas on a vivarium forum from the Netherlands. That site has some mouth...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
1.) I gave tenecor a drawing of what I wanted...

1.) I gave tenecor a drawing of what I wanted for the divider to seperate the land and water and they used scrap black acrylic. Only DIY for the actual tank itself was the drilling of holes.
...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-08-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
That could be due to how it was saved, odd...

That could be due to how it was saved, odd though. I only cropped it in Paint and resized. Otherwise its as it was shot. There is a slight warp due to lens that was used. I'll get a better shot...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Left side is finally on the road to recovery...

Left side is finally on the road to recovery since the fungus outbreak. The Java Fern on the left and right have really overgrown and are in need of a good trimming. Both forms of Staurogyne (pointed...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
Office is centrally located near the Biltmore.

Office is centrally located near the Biltmore.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2010, 02:26 PM
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Views: 40,046
Posted By JDowns
If you can keep the temp inside the tank closer...

If you can keep the temp inside the tank closer to the temps outside the tank it will keep condensation down. I have no problems maintaining 90%+ humidity with zero condensation as long as fresh...
Forum: DIY 11-03-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 108,977
Posted By JDowns
I just finished another LED build for an aquarium...

I just finished another LED build for an aquarium and ended up using 60 optics this time instead of 40 optics. For this build I opted for 1.5" x .75" x .125" aluminum "C" channel instead of 2" as...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-29-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,208
Posted By JDowns
I'll have to work on getting some photo's...

I'll have to work on getting some photo's updated. I just got back from Puerto Rico and left my camera in the kitchen there, so I'll have to figure something else out.

Otherwise plants are...
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