Sunday, October 16, 2011

vivarium conclusion

so i think what i'll do is order the 30" cube with two holes in the back for the fogger and water pump and a hole in the bottom for the drain. i'll also ask the builder to raise the bottom front partrition so the water depth will be greater. then ill work out the land area with exanded foam, the water and fogger intakes with pvc piping, and cork board for the background.

vivarium project

according to vivaria to create the beautiful natural landscape below they used peat bricks.
i dont think i've ever seen peat bricks for sale around here but i'm sure i can order them online. i suppose i could just make it all out of expanded foam and carve it to my liking. i wont know the how much water i can put in it until i get it. so i shouldn't try to make a cardboard and foam model like i did for the mountain idea.

vivarium project

i decided to change my design for the vivarium project. i made a model volcanic island out of foam and cardboard but the mountain obscures so much of the island that it would ruin the miniature landscape look i would like to achieve. so i'm going with a design that will take advantage of more flat space and a waterscape along the front edge. like in this picture i found on the net.

here is what i want. i want an island surrounded by water, but i dont think i can get a terrarium big enough.

here are some more vivariums with a landscape look and waterscapes.
i want the 30"x30"x30" sliding front terrarium by Protean Terrariums.
i can have them drill any holes that i want. the 30" cube probably has the greatest deminsions of any terrarium i can get. it will provide me with the surface area to make a living landscape while keeping a waterscape.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

audiobooks to get

Candide by Voltaire
Earth by Jon Stewart Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
America by Jon Stewart
 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Thud by Terry Pratchett
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
I am America and so can you by Stephen Colbert
 The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
Dracula by Bram Stroker
 Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The Black Company by Glen Cook