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    Sorry for the double post, but I forgot a question in my previous post:

    Are the dimensions fine, The only think i'm uncertain about now is the height, I drew a few plans and it should work just fine, but I need some expert help since this will be my first terrarium building project. (Still doing the water tray thing too, but this is on top of my list now)


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    oh another question ^^, can you add up the lumen of different lights? (2 lamps of 3850 lumen = 7700 Or does it just stay 3850 lumen?)


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    Did some lumen calculating, I took 60k lux (to get bright sun)
    I would need about 16900 lumen for that.

    This all sounds rather high to me, is 60 000 lux too much perhaps? what is the optimal amount for cp's. I thought the more the merrier

    For that set up I would buy
    1 T8 true light (970 mm long) = 2200 lumen
    7 T5 Cool white (34" long) = 14700
    = 16900 lumen total.


    I could be way off here tho, infact i'm pretty sure i'm way off.

    Any other calculations are more than welcome. Combinations of lights, where to use reflectors etc. I'm completly in the dark on this one

    Just read that 40 cm could be abit low for a terrarium, something about flowerstalks that get restricted to a certain size. any thoughts, i figured it"d be ok but could be way off again

    Plants would be around 25 cm away from the lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Sure, I'll take a picture tonight when I get home.
    And now I remembered to upload the pictures! Hope this helps. They aren't too good of pictures. You can see a couple inches of Plexiglass at the bottom of the opening and if you look closer you can see the epoxi sealer. Not a pretty job, but I was more concerned with leakage than looks. It's obvious that I'm not using it, yet!

    This was what I used: link.









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    I hope you put baby neps in their, they would be so cute perched up on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthes_ak View Post
    I hope you put baby neps in their, they would be so cute perched up on that.
    lol. Actually that is a file holder from my office desk that I just put there when I was cleaning. I didn't have any plant plans for that holder.

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    well thats no fun. Mr. work

    Im sure almost any plastic would work to unless you want to see the inside of it. or just get hard wood, put some laqoure on it. thats what I would do.

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    http://www.duboisi.com/diy/BNdiytank/bndiytank.htm

    found a decent tutorial about making a aquarium, going to do it like described in there.
    With a few changes ofcourse, size, thickness of plexiglass and I obviousle don't need so much cement as this guy used (since it's not going to be a aquarium)

    Thanks for the pictures, much appreciated!

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