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Old 01-03-2021, 08:34 PM
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Can you tell us about how you are watering these? RO? Fertilizer?

Does the tank have a drain? soil on the bottom?
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:33 PM
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Absolutely fantastic! ....what a shame my New Years Resolution is to buy no more plants until SVO's Feb release...

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Can you tell us about how you are watering these? RO? Fertilizer?

Does the tank have a drain? soil on the bottom?
For the first part of your question, I added most of that info in the comments towards the end of the first page. I should have put that in the first part of the thread. Sorry! For drainage- I have a drainage layer in the bottom with LECA topped with an inch of sphag. I just manually suck out the water collected on the bottom with a turkey baster which I only need to do about once or twice a month. The thought of drilling glass scares the crap out of me honestly lol.




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Absolutely fantastic! ....what a shame my New Years Resolution is to buy no more plants until SVO's Feb release...
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Iím saving up for that too. I keep seeing pics of Fredís new mini Catts and I already have a list going
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this is inspiring !!!!

i love it
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Is it possible to show a pic of the fans? I am very interested in how this is so well achieved with only manual misting as the entire plumbing. So stunningly simple
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Is it possible to show a pic of the fans? I am very interested in how this is so well achieved with only manual misting as the entire plumbing. So stunningly simple
Thank you and I will definitely take some picks in the morning. I believe a lot of it has to do with its location in the house if you are referring to the temp range. My house is 190 years old in a sinking city. Its insulation is crap, not a single door is level with the frame, there are cracks everywhere, and when the brick gets wet, it stays wet. I love this tiny place but I'm glad that I rent it, lol! My thermostat is also upstairs in the hottest room of the house. The downstairs living room (where this terrarium is) will be the first and, usually, only room to cool off in the summer, it's typically about 5-8 degrees cooler than the rest of the house at night. In the winter, it's the last room to heat up and, again- thermostate is upstairs in the hot room, and it usually stays 5-10 degrees cooler depending on how much cool air is leaking in from outside and especially if my husband lowers the thermostate at night (IF if don't catch him).

and how the humidity stays so high? not a clue. My other terrarium struggles to stay above 75% but it's a bit larger. Maybe because it's small and has so much crap in there? I triple checked it with different hygrometers because I wasn't convinced the first one was reading correctly.
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super awesome!

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Wow, well built and nicely filled. It's gorgeous!

Do you keep the fan on 24/7? That moss has gone bonkers in your terrarium, such a short time, since March you say?? What's the misting schedule like?
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What a fantastic set up! Those Scaphosepalum orchids are beautiful. Something I aspire to do in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
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Sweeeet!
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