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by zonz540
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: LED lights getting hot and burning out??

Yeah, I talked with Todd at length about it after the first one went. He is aware and had already made changes to include passive venting at the time. He did tell me that he covers them for a period of one year as well. Bottom line: I'd recommend keeping them as cool as possible, and to buy from a r...
by zonz540
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: LED lights getting hot and burning out??

No, 3-4 over a period of 2-3 years. One in just over a year, then the rest. It isn't ideal, but I can understand why it happens. The capacitors that have exploded in mine were low cost, Chinese brands. They were properly designed with 105 degree Celcius caps, and I know none of us are running that h...
by zonz540
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: LED lights getting hot and burning out??

Phil, I've had mine in hoods since they came out. I've only lost three or four in that period of time (one actually was freestanding on top of a viv outside of a hood at the time), and I have 20-30 of them. If you take into account the temps and remove the reflectors in your hoods, as well as make s...
by zonz540
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: 9/1/15 Tesoros import NYC !!
Replies: 24
Views: 5808

9/1/15 Tesoros import NYC !!

Teasing is no fun. We want to see what is INSIDE of the box, Phil.
by zonz540
Mon May 25, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Where to buy fabric coted lids?
Replies: 25
Views: 5280

Re: Where to buy fabric coted lids?

I've picked them up from both NEHerp and Dendrobati in the past month. Both are reasonably priced.
by zonz540
Wed May 06, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: LED lights getting hot and burning out??

There is a temp decrease in the first and second generation Jungle Dawn bulbs. I haven't had any of the new ones go out, so I haven't molested any of the drivers to see if they differ.
by zonz540
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: LED lights getting hot and burning out??

Phil, my frog room dropped by ~5-8 degrees when I completely switched from CFLs. I also saw a significant savings on my monthly electric bill (less power required, and less A/C).
They're a superior technology, but not quite perfected yet. We're close with Grow & Glow, though. I love those things!
by zonz540
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

LED lights getting hot and burning out??

Actively cooling LEDs is a sure fire way to extend their life. Unfortunately for my bulbs, I refuse to put 12V fans into all of my Exo hoods. The newer bulbs are vented on the ends, allowing for some additional thermal diffusion. I'd imagine this likely (hopefully) brings the temps of the drivers do...
by zonz540
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: LED lights getting hot and burning out??
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

LED lights getting hot and burning out??

I've had two JD 13W fixtures burn up. I've since replaced the drivers and am currently using them.
by zonz540
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: Dendrobates 'Azureus' prices?
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

azureus

I priced mine like this when I kept Azureus:
Froglets ~$25 each
Juveniles ~$35 each
Sexed Adults ~$45 each
Proven Pairs ~$125 each

There is a local breeder who generally has a ton of them. If you're interested, message me and I'll get you her number.
by zonz540
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: FS: R. Imitator 'Varadero'
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Re: FS: R. Imitator 'Varadero'

I'm out of Varadero at the moment, but should have some ready to ship this spring.
by zonz540
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Ranitomeya Genus
Topic: Ranitomeya vanzolinii "line" information
Replies: 34
Views: 7184

Re: Ranitomeya vanzolinii "line" information

cbreon wrote:Yeah, I just saw 3/$100, that's a really cool frog for $33...same person had 5/$125 Regina thats really cheap too.


That's really cheap. Where were these people when I was looking for additional Vanzos three months ago? Seems like everybody wanted $100+ when I was looking around...
by zonz540
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: Redhead Madness Video
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

Re: Redhead Madness Video

ChrisK wrote:Yeah I got 2 tanks full of these


Seems like these are popping up in small numbers all over lately. Nobody ever posted about them if they had them, and now I see pics every day from various froggers.
by zonz540
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: Should I Quarantine?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Should I Quarantine?

You could put them in a temp tank while silicone dries, or you could use magnets, like the newer ledges and hides for herps.
by zonz540
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Plants - Bromeliads, Aroids, Moss, Soil, Pests
Topic: Any doofus-proof orchids?
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Any doofus-proof orchids?

Phalaenopsis generally like lower light levels and drier conditions than are found in our vivs. Pleurothallus and bulbophyllum do better for me. There are also some dendrobium and a couple of laelia that stay small enough and do well with the light and moisture levels we have, although they tend to ...
by zonz540
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: FS: R. Imitator 'Varadero'
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

FS: R. Imitator 'Varadero'

Landon Deelstra - Ogden, UT Feedback Available Upon Request Species - R. Imitator 'Varadero' Line/Origin - UE Quantity - 0.0.3 Age - 4-5 Months Price - $55 each + shipping Preferred Payment Method - PayPal or Cash Shipping Rates & Information - FedEx Priority Overnight through SYR 14628685.87901...
by zonz540
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: D. Leucomelas Trio
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: For Sale: D. Leucomelas Trio

Couple of inquiries, but still for sale.
by zonz540
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Shipping Issues. Importing.Traveling with Frogs.
Topic: FedEx shipping Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 3065

Re: FedEx shipping Tips

Shipping through Ship Your Reptiles is generally cheaper and insures loss. I gave up on using my own FedEx account because SYR still saved me money.
They'll have complete instructions on their website that cover every aspect of shipping.
by zonz540
Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: D. Leucomelas Trio
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: For Sale: D. Leucomelas Trio

Still have these guys.
Willing to consider reasonable offers/trades.
Looking for a male Vanzolini.
by zonz540
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Plants - Bromeliads, Aroids, Moss, Soil, Pests
Topic: leaves falling off plant in viv- leave them?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: leaves falling off plant in viv- leave them?

If you have microfauna, they generally take care of fallen leaves within a week or two. I like to leave most of mine in to help feed the bugs.
Orchids and brom leaves generally aren't eaten by springs or isopods, so occasionally I'll pull those. Otherwise, I let them go.

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