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Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 06-10-2013, 06:11 PM
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Posted By schoolzoo
Egg help

In one of our classrooms we have a pair of fire bellied toads. This morning we discovered eggs.:eek:
Any suggestions for what we need to do to ensure that they hatch and develop? We are thinking of...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 01-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By schoolzoo
I am feeding mine the frozen brine shrimp using a...

I am feeding mine the frozen brine shrimp using a small plastic pipete. Once they "smell" the food they come right up to the pipete so I don't have to search through the tank.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By schoolzoo
I'd caution you on the sand - if you are going to...

I'd caution you on the sand - if you are going to have newts. It might get ingested when they feed, and it may not be nice for them to walk on. Just some thoughts.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-24-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By schoolzoo
The lights that are on it are just what's in the...

The lights that are on it are just what's in the canopy - there are 2 AQUA-GLO 24", 20W T8.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-20-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By schoolzoo
I guess I need to do some more reading - I was...

I guess I need to do some more reading - I was under the understanding that the flourite was a great substrate to use and had some nutrients already. Any other types of substrate suggestions? |I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-18-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By schoolzoo
I thought that I read somewhere that it needed to...

I thought that I read somewhere that it needed to be capped. I have tried growing plants in just the gravel and have no success, so I want to try something new.
The tank is 31 inches long, 14 wide,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-18-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By schoolzoo
Suggestions/thoughts/help please

I currently have a 25 gallon that is sitting empty and its driving me crazy- its time to do something with it.

I think that I'll use flourite - or something similar - as my substrate capped with...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 01-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,728
Posted By schoolzoo
Looks great - I just read your thread all the way...

Looks great - I just read your thread all the way through. I like how you did the rain/mist system. I will have to save that idea to try later. Now the ideas start rolling about what to do with my...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-08-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
To fix it - should I cover it in silcon, to make...

To fix it - should I cover it in silcon, to make a barrier between it and the soil?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-08-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
I wondered about that too :icon_conf I'm not...

I wondered about that too :icon_conf I'm not sure where it is occuring, as I thought I had it all isolated. Do you think that the great stuff pond will wick?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-08-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
Thanks Wy. I'm fairly pleased with how this...

Thanks Wy.
I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out. I still have a bit of tuning to do - the water section holds the water, unitll I turn on the stream then the water does a vanishing act....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-02-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
Finished - for now. I think that I want to add a...

Finished - for now. I think that I want to add a few more plants but that will come with time. The salamander seems "happy" to have more room to dig.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-28-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
I decided that instead of using the...

I decided that instead of using the coco-husk/bark, that I'd use poplar bark. I thought that it would give a more natural to here look. The space in the "wet zone" behind the stream will get some...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-23-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
I needed some way to hold the end of the stream...

I needed some way to hold the end of the stream up, and to close off the end, so the water goes where I want it to. It is also going to help hide the water line.
I'm concerned that once the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-23-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
I was able to find a few minutes today to get a...

I was able to find a few minutes today to get a bit more done. I think that I'm going to use some black aquarium silicon to cover up the green of the stream, and to anchor some smaller rocks into...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
Its been a while but I finally got a start on the...

Its been a while but I finally got a start on the stream part. Given that my talents aren't in carving I've gone away from making the stream out of the black pond great stuff. Instead I found a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By schoolzoo
Hi, I just tried the heat gun and plastic trick...

Hi, I just tried the heat gun and plastic trick to control the warping -Worked great. :) I'm sure that it would work for what you and your students are trying to achieve too. I had one of the shop...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-13-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By schoolzoo
Might work - I think that I'm going to try this...

Might work - I think that I'm going to try this to for the salamander's new tank. I was thinking of carving out some great stuff black pond to make the stream I don't think that I'll get it too look...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By schoolzoo
Just a thought - haven't tried myself - if you...

Just a thought - haven't tried myself - if you don't want the plastic container to look so geometric - it might warp if after cutting the top rim off put it in a microwave. I know that a peanut...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,349
Posted By schoolzoo
Thanks - I 'll have to look at our CTS courses...

Thanks - I 'll have to look at our CTS courses and see if there is anything there that would apply, and perhaps offer it next year - another teacher here is currently teaching a marine biology...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-11-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,349
Posted By schoolzoo
Out of curiosity - Do you run the looking after...

Out of curiosity - Do you run the looking after of yor tanks as a course? How do the kids get credit? I've been thinking of running a class to take care of mine and others in the school instead of...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-11-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,349
Posted By schoolzoo
It seems to hold fairly well, however after I had...

It seems to hold fairly well, however after I had done a few rocks I decided that I wanted to change it a bit and needed to separate some that the epoxy had already curred. I was able to break them...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,349
Posted By schoolzoo
For helping to hold the smooth rocks in place I...

For helping to hold the smooth rocks in place I used a 2 part putty type epoxy from fuvel. It is also used for building salt reefs, and for anchoring corals to the rock. Took a bit to figure out how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,334
Posted By schoolzoo
I couldn't agree more - I have a 150 gallon salt...

I couldn't agree more - I have a 150 gallon salt tank in my classroom. I use it to talk to my students about marine ecology. Simply by maintaining one in the classroom they can see first hand the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-04-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By schoolzoo
Here is a picture of what I've done so far.

Here is a picture of what I've done so far.
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