Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby joneill809 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:18 pm

WOW Chuck! Impressive! The four new vivs are looking great!
Jim from Austin please contact me if you are willing to trade offspring from:
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Postby Chuck Lawson » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:38 pm

Thanks Jim!

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby RanaVenenosa » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:58 pm

Very cool Chuck! That little table adds a nice touch so you can enjoy coffee or what not while soaking up the greenhouse surroundings.
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Postby Philsuma » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:41 am

an oasis of frog-plant-fish goodness in an otherwise mad, mad world.

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Postby Chuck Lawson » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:24 am

RanaVenenosa wrote:Very cool Chuck! That little table adds a nice touch so you can enjoy coffee or what not while soaking up the greenhouse surroundings.


Thanks! The two counter-high chairs are spares from the dining room set (which spends 99% of its time without the extra leaf in place), so I just added a little bistro table to make them a bit more useful, and to have a work table for dusting flies, etc.

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:26 am

Philsuma wrote:an oasis of frog-plant-fish goodness in an otherwise mad, mad world.


...or a confirmation of how far around the bend I am to most "normal" folks :mrgreen:

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Stu&Shaz » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:41 pm

Chuck Lawson wrote:Still a bit of planting left to do in the bottom vivs...

east-rack-.jpg


The other rack -

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View from the doorway -

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Don't matter which way I look at it that back wall has 12 vivs marked out for Casper to build mate, maybe you just need to be abit more subtle with your hints for him :lol: be gentle with him mate,I'm struggling to keep up let alone the master viv building dude

It's a beautiful place Chuck, your room,grat's from over yonder. Sometimes i just yearn for enough space to have a chair,other than to stand on to reach all those iso cultures.It's alternative use is to plonk Shaz on when we talk to the kids,ok others call it feeding time,but the madness,it cuteth many ways!!
very cool kiddo

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:52 pm

lol... That's what happens when I shoot with a wide-angle lens -- the room is smaller than it looks, and unfortunately, I'm somewhat bigger than I look :mrgreen: It'll be a long time before I expend beyond the vivs currently built, I suspect...

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Philsuma » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Congrats Chuck and Casper for February 2013's cover / POTM. A true team effort !

We thank you both !

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Ghostvivs » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:39 pm

Thanks Phil! All i did was give Chuck glass boxes, he made them look great. 8)


Philsuma wrote:Congrats Chuck and Casper for February 2013's cover / POTM. A true team effort !

We thank you both !
What some see as death, others see as beauty.


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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby pnwbare » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:17 pm

View from the doorway -

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Hi Chuck. I like that that tank on the black stand with the water plants and bog like set up. It gives me some ideas.
Do you use that for anything other than the plants?
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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:23 am

pnwbare wrote:Hi Chuck. I like that that tank on the black stand with the water plants and bog like set up. It gives me some ideas.
Do you use that for anything other than the plants?


It's got a handful of fully aquatic plants, and then mostly houseplants (parlor palms, peace lilies, etc.) planted immersed. There's a half-dozen neons and a couple of flying foxes in there, but that's about it. The tank itself was initially custom built as a (marine) frag tank (by Dart Den's BlueDacnis1, in fact), but I never got around to setting the frag tank up, and eventually decided to build a low-tech planted tank with it instead.

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Postby IEatBugs » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:00 am

Wow, simply stunning Chuck!

I am sure you have mentioned but would you mind telling me what LED lights your using? The color looks perfect and they seem nice and bright.
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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:21 am

Thanks Dustin!

My LEDs are the cheap homebrew variety -- you can find step-by-step DIY instructions here.

(the planted tank mentioned above has the same LED setup the racks do, just mounted on a small square(ish) heat sink rather than the long narrow ones over the racks)

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby IEatBugs » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:06 pm

Wow Chuck thank you.

I just read through the DIY tutorial you made. You did a great job on it and made it look quite simple. I am going to try my hand at building one of these. If all goes well I will be switching everything over in the frog room to the homebrew LED's.

Thanks again.
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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:03 pm

I don't often get out to the front page (just have a tab open to "new posts" constantly), but I just had to re-login and saw the featured photo -- thanks Phil!

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby fieldsmith » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Lookin awesome bubba! You've come a long way in a relatively short time...can't wait to see what ya have going on in another year or so..or maybe I can...dunno if my ego can handle being any more jealous;)
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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:55 pm

Thanks Field! Actually, I think I'm done building -- it's all up to the frogs from here :mrgreen:

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Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Chuck Lawson » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:57 am

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Somethin' happenin' here...

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Re: Chuck's vivariums 'n stuff

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:01 pm

oh my...a Frog Room ??


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