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    On and Off?

    My parents found a plastic cover and said I could use it for my rack. I did. But, theres a problem, it gets too hot. 95F is the highest so far, but it drops down to 70~75 when the lights are off for 30minutes+. My question is can I set the timer so that the lights are off for one hour (12-1PM), another hour (6-7PM) without any distress to my plants? I know a fan would work as well, but I don't really want to spend money on a fan, and would rather do with what I have.

    High Temp: 95
    Humidity during the day: 70%

    Night Temp:70~75
    Humidity:90%

    The lights are on from 6am~12pm, 1~6pm, 7pm~12am, with the 2 one hour breaks.
    So it would be about 16 hours, with breaks.

    So is it a crazy plan? Or do you think it'll help.

    Thanks in advanced.

    Edit: Im using the plastic wrap for humidity.

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    Maybe if your attempt is to lower the temps is put in a fan, maybe use frozen water bottles like some people i know do. I don't think the whole interval idea would be a bad one, but perhaps the teperatures would fluctuate too much...
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    A note on frozen water bottles, itīs most effective for small growing spaces. I donīt think water bottles will do much in a whole rack. I suppose it would be okay to turn the lights on and off, but youīd have to see how the plants do, so I would say make a small experiment with some spare plants.

    Also, am I getting defective humidity readers, or does my humidity just not go up at night? o.o
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    What are you growing on the rack? Do you need the cover? I wouldn't even try and make it work if it is not absolutely necessary.

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    Well I use a very sensitive 30 dollar hygrometer, and my humidity goes up to 100% every night.
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    At 95 degrees, water bottles won't do much for very long.

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    I'm growing tropical drosera, pings, and high and low nepenthes. The highland nepenthes are easy ones that can take lowland conditions, such as ventricosa, talangensis, and singalana.

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    Um. You sure you should have the talangensis and singalana in lowland conditions?
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