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Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 12-03-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By schoolzoo
Thanks, I'll go and explore that site.

Thanks, I'll go and explore that site.
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 12-03-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By schoolzoo
Axolotl

I've recently added an axolotl to my collection, but think that it is slightly stressed, as the end of its tail has no color, and there are other white spots on its body. It has been this way since I...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 06-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
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, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,827
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 04:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 04:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,071
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,071
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, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,071
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,071
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...
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