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  1. Jason King

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    As you can see we have had a change and now we look different :)

    I'm also working on a few things.. Knowledge Base, Articles & Link Directory.

    Feel free to add stuff to any of the new features.

    Next job is to get on with the plant Knowledge Bases.

    Feedback as always, thankyou.

    Thanks
    Jason
     
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    Hi Jason. Love the new look :)
     
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    Thanks Roy glad you like it :) hope your keeping well ;)
     
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    Hi Jason, I am well thank you(y) Hope you are too.

    Merry Christmas mate
     
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    Realy nice look Jason.. Good job. :) It gives this site kinda it's own distinct identity, instead of looking like a spin off from.. You know what.. :)
     
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    Thanks Marcel, that was my plan :)

    the thing is most sites use the default xenforo theme and as you said they all look the same :)

    I've also added / changed the email template so it's also slightly different.

    After Xmas I'll get on with the knowledge base.
     
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    Oh i got one little comment on a thing i actualy discovered myself lately i never knew before.. That is the general misconception of what a Vivarium is.. ;) You added the section Terrariums & Vivariums.

    It's not nitpicking and i think many people will not even notice only the professionals will, chuckle a bit about it.. But still putting this under attention might help people to get a better insight of what they actualy are trying to create. And could help to scape it all into a better perspective with a more natural feel and to the benefit of the animals inside. To the point "Vivarium" is the collectivum for everything created as artificial Living space for animails or plants. "Vivus" = Living and "Ärium" = Space and so everything we build ending op Ärium is in fact a Vivarium.

    Different types of Vivariums are

    Aquarium = Aqua = water living space
    Paludarium = Palus = Bog, Marsh or Swamp Living space
    Riparium = Ripus = River, stream, lake shoreline living space
    Terrarium = Land living space

    And then there still are Insectariums divided as for example a Formicarium a living space for Ants.

    So in a sence dropping Vivarium somewhere in the middle next to Terrarium keeps a misconception alive.

    Vivarium should be at the top we all practice Vivaristic to begin with.. (y)

    And i notice not many forums bring this to attention..
     
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    Well spotted it's something I did know to be honest but never even clicked.

    Basically the site itself covers all aspects of Vivarium/s
     
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    Now changed (y) thanks for that.

    I'm also wondering if we can combine any other forums
     
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    I've also edited the site description.

    Glass Box Gardeners - Vivarium Gardening including Aquascaping, Terrascaping, Terrariums, Ripariums, Paludariums and much more.

    I'm open to suggestions :)
     
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    Maybe an extra section "Other types of Vivariums' then.. That would cover it all could invite people to show their insectarium etc.. :)
     
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    Good idea :) I'll sort that later, I should also combine terrascaping and Terrariums the same as Aquariums and aquascaping?
     
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    It looks good!
     
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    That's a tricky question.. I have no idea how to define that scapping part when it comes to Terra.. In a way if it is in a glas box it will be an Ärium and if it's in a pot standing free on the window sil it still can be a terrascape.. But if it is solely meant as the forum tittle "Glass box gardening" implements, it would be "Yes".
     
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    I would say a terrascape is something without animals, otherwise it would be a scaped terrarium.

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you!
     
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    Thanks both sounds like I should keep it as it is to avoid any confusion ;)

    Merry Christmas :)
     
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    Merry christmas.. :)
     
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    And a Merry Christmas to you Marcel

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    The plant knowledge base add-on looks good! When are you going to start adding plants to it?
     
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    At the moment many things happening in members private lives and its the old factor "Time" it will be done but when I would say as soon as it can be done.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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