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Forum: Equipment 06-29-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Twistedream
The shards I pulled out had a red tint, so that...

The shards I pulled out had a red tint, so that puts that to rest.

With that in mind then everything can just be soaked/rinsed/reused right?
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Twistedream
Possible Mercury contamination

I set up a spare 35 tall for my niece, a simple fish only tank with a hob penguin 350 filter. The tank is quite deep, and has the same dimensions as a 20 high, so a very small foot print.

I had...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-22-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Twistedream
I've spent some time chatting with the folks...

I've spent some time chatting with the folks doing Salmon fishing off the army pier in downtown milwaukee. Be prepared to have some sore shoulders, watching them wrestle some of what they consider...
Forum: DIY 05-15-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By Twistedream
Desks & corner stand

So to make a long story very short, my animals suffered a horrible loss due to a foolhardy neighbor spraying insecticide. So I've decided that since I can budget the money to purchase new frogs, and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-03-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Twistedream
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All of the tanks are temperature regulated via a heater sunk either in the false bottom (within proximity to a small airstone to improve humidity, I hate misting) or concealed beneath driftwood and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-03-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Twistedream
Parasitic Contamination / impaction issues

I've had something of a disaster strike in my house. My standard setups are a 50g breeder that contains 8 B.Orientalis (Firebelly toads) It is fully planted, filtered, and heat regulated. The other...
Forum: Lighting 12-24-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Twistedream
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I currently use 3 of these with spiral bulbs over a 20 high pauladarium with about 6 inches of water.. I have problems growing low light plants.. and thats with only six inches of water to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,898
Posted By Twistedream
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display...

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=6016+6027+15403&pcatid=15403

Its a simple solution to your problem. Another really easy and fun project is to take a granite floor tile,...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By Twistedream
I'm a big fan of 40/50 breeder tanks, awesome...

I'm a big fan of 40/50 breeder tanks, awesome footprint, nice length, and not so room domineering as a 48 inch or a 72 inch length tank. Of the three that I currently own, a 40b, and two 50b, all...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,162
Posted By Twistedream
A guiness or chimay depending on whats available,...

A guiness or chimay depending on whats available, smithwicks or murphys in a pinch.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By Twistedream
unfortunately the tank has been sitting empty in...

unfortunately the tank has been sitting empty in my bedroom for the last few months. I've gone as far as placing driftwood into it, but everytime I look at it a different idea or concept pops into...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-02-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By Twistedream
I think I might end up using the black waterfall...

I think I might end up using the black waterfall pond expanding foam, I've seen some reports on dendro boards that they press sifted coco bedding into it, to provide camoflauge and a suitable...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-01-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By Twistedream
Its actually a 50 gallon, 36x18 foot print, 20...

Its actually a 50 gallon, 36x18 foot print, 20 inches tall. One thing I always questioned, I've seen alot of nice backgrounds. Alot of them use standard great stuff expanding foam, is this naturally...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-30-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By Twistedream
One thing I think you might have over looked on...

One thing I think you might have over looked on your selection is Bombina Orientalis (Fire belly Toad, most lfs mix breeds) They are much more active then dart frogs, much easier to care for (within...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-30-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By Twistedream
Well I've had problems doing slopes and gradients...

Well I've had problems doing slopes and gradients before in my previous set ups. One of the ideas I've been debating doing is either siliconing or fastening the driftwood to a piece of eggcrate....
Forum: Substrate 11-30-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Twistedream
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A friend who is a landscaper was over at my house yesterday, while discussing what I was doing with my tanks I commented on the SMS and how it was supposed to be so great, and that I was having...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-29-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By Twistedream
Oh wow. Yeah.. see. what I have been doing is...

Oh wow. Yeah.. see. what I have been doing is very, very pale in comparison to those pictures. Although that top picture is definately something I want to try to emulate a bit. The last few times...
Forum: Substrate 11-24-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Twistedream
Soilmaster Select or Profile/Flourite?

I am setting up a 50g paludarium. Emergent Malaysian driftwood stacked along the back to create some kind of embankment.I do intend to place about an inch of pre soaked peat moss beneath whatever...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-20-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By Twistedream
50g breeder paludarium journal & log

I believe this is my first 'official' post in these forums. My name is Simon, I've got about a dozen years of keeping freshwater fish and B.Orientalis, B.Bombina and B.Maxima (oriental, European, and...
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