I don't really know anything about terrariums or vivariums, but I acquired some young plants at an orchid fair on Saturday, and since they're not ready for 'displaying' around the apartment, I created a little growing space for them.
It's a little mini greenhouse with a layer of perlite in the bottom (it's easier to stand the pots on than hydroleca and I think it looks nicer). The little lights are 3W LEDs (2700 K each) on a timer. They are only to supplement the light - the light from the window where they are can get a little dull.
You can see from the hygrometer/thermometer I'm getting around 21 degrees C and 80% humidity. The temps drop to about 17-18 at night.
I think it's cute, but I'm sure there are plenty of issues with it. Any suggestions for improving will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the encouragement guys! I was a little worried about ventilation. The little greenhouse is near a window which I plan to keep on the latch when it gets a bit warmer, but I think I will try and find some kind of fan - even if it's just battery powered.
You'll propaply use lots of batteries. I would use a little eletric fan. Check home supple stores.
Most likely. My husband and I are both computer geeks so it wouldn't be a problem setting up an old computer fan - except that I really don't want to run any more wires across that section of room. I will keep an eye on them, and if the ventilation isn't adequate I will just have to move them.
Can anyone comment on the lighting? I've read a couple of threads on the various lights and colour temp etc. but I'm interested to know about other people's use of LEDs (though maybe that's a new thread for the lighting section).