thanks. looks like i'm allset with what i got. the terrarium's been built, potting soil and miscellaneous items bought, now all i've got to do is buy/get some plants! i'll let you guys/gals know how things go. I'm sure that they'll be things that happen that will require your further assistance. i really think that I've learned a lot in the past couple of weeks. talk to you later, [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]