New Helis(Posted New pictures 2/10/10)

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New Helis(Posted New pictures 2/10/10)

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:04 am

Hi everyone,

Since I am setting up a new terrarium, I decided to buy some more Helis lol. I should be getting my H. Hetrodoxa X Minor(Large),H. pulchella (Akopan Tepui, Venezuela, H. "foothills Testigos, and H. Huberi this Wed :)

I am attaching photos of the H. hetrodoxa X Minor and the H. Puchella(Akopan Tepuri, Venezuela). I will attach photos of the other 2 on Wednesday night
Enjoy :)

H. Hetrodoxa X Minor
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H. pulchella (Akopan Tepui, Venezuela)
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Re: New Helis again lol

by manzano167 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:12 am

wow what an over passed obsession! i think your in LOVE!
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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:16 am

manzano167 wrote:wow what an over passed obsession! i think your in LOVE!


Its a hobby not an obsession. I plan on multiplying my Helis and sell/trade them in the future.

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Re: New Helis again lol

by manzano167 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:24 am

aww so your going to open a helimphora shop?
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Re: New Helis again lol

by Matt » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:44 am

Wow man! I'm envious of your Heli collection. Congrats on amassing such an awesome collection in such a short amount of time.

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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:08 am

Matt wrote:Wow man! I'm envious of your Heli collection. Congrats on amassing such an awesome collection in such a short amount of time.



Thanks Matt!! I am envious of your VFT collection!!!!!! :)

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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:11 am

manzano167 wrote:aww so your going to open a helimphora shop?


Not a shop really. Just on the side.
Maybe years from now I will open up a "shop". Its really more of a hobby for me. I am just fascinated by the Heliamphora's.

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Re: New Helis again lol

by Veronis » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:41 am

Congrats Zack. :) Love the Hetrodoxa x Minor. How big is the new terrarium?

Can you tell me or toss a link of how you care for your heli's (what your temps/humidity is, how you control temps/humidity, etc.)?

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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:40 am

Veronis wrote:Congrats Zack. :) Love the Hetrodoxa x Minor. How big is the new terrarium?

Can you tell me or toss a link of how you care for your heli's (what your temps/humidity is, how you control temps/humidity, etc.)?



Sure I can tell you ;-)

My 1st tank is 36'' Long 18'' wide, and 18'' high. The tank is on a 5 tier rack that I bought from Lowes at a great price during the holiday season. I have distilled water on the bottom of the tank and plastic baskets and an egg crate(like Matt has) to raise it up from the water. For my second tank I am going to do what Matt did(Thanks a lot Matt for showing us how to do that :-) )
I have a 1/4 inch thick glass on top of the tank(which I had cut at a glass shop) I have a computer fan in the tank which is on a timer. The fan goes on/off every hour.
I have a 4- T5 Fl. light system which I have raised above the tank. I used cable ties and attached them to the rack above the tank.
I have a fogger which i don't think is necessary and I may not use one for my new tank. The temp. during the day is 75-83 degrees F and at night the temp is about 58-65 degrees F. The humidity is 80-90% most of the time. when the fan turns on the humidity goes down for a little while.
At night I put ice packs on top of the tank. I try and do that every night but sometimes I don't.
My Helis are doing quiet well and luckily I have not lost a single Heli. I hope it stays that way. If you have any other questions, I'd happy to help you in any way ;-)

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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:44 am

I also forgot to mention that I bought rootshield and I applied it to all my Helis and all of my other CP"s
I also use an aquarium air pump.

My new tank is 36'' Long, 18'' Wide, and 25'' High. I am going to put all my big Helis in there. The smaller Helis are going to stay in the smaller tank for now.
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Re: New Helis again lol

by 95slvrZ28 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:47 am

AGH! I'm so envious of your H. Hetrodoxa x minor!!!

Nice plants (lucky...jerk-face ;) )

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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:55 am

95slvrZ28 wrote:AGH! I'm so envious of your H. Hetrodoxa x minor!!!

Nice plants (lucky...jerk-face ;) )



Im sorry. Maybe I shouldn't post anymore updates so that I don't make people sad/pissed off lol
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Re: New Helis again lol

by Lawndude84 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:10 am

how do you keep your humidity levels so high? my tank stays around 60% usually but I can't get it much higher than that without continual misting :?
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Re: New Helis again lol

by ZackNJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:37 am

Lawndude84 wrote:how do you keep your humidity levels so high? my tank stays around 60% usually but I can't get it much higher than that without continual misting :?



Are your plants in pots or planted directly in to the tank? What kind of cover do you have on the tank?
The air pump that I have in there helps keep the humidity high. You can buy one at Walmart.

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Re: New Helis again lol

by 95slvrZ28 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:47 pm

ZackNJ wrote:
95slvrZ28 wrote:AGH! I'm so envious of your H. Hetrodoxa x minor!!!

Nice plants (lucky...jerk-face ;) )



Im sorry. Maybe I shouldn't post anymore updates so that I don't make people sad/pissed off.

The problem with that is we all like seeing th plants too much! You've got a great collection!

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