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    The Average 16-Year-Old's Room

    As you will quickly realize, this title is sarcastic. I am not the average teenager. Instead of being attached to my phone, I'm attached to my hobbies. Whenever people walk into my room, they are stunned and have no idea such things existed. My room is easily recognizable even from outside the house because itís a constant daylight spectrum supernova (a supernova funded by my parentsí ever increasing electric bill). The hobbies that I'm most interested in are reef aquariums, freshwater aquariums, poison dart frog vivariums, and carnivorous plants. The worst part of having all of this stuff in my room is that some of the lights go on at like 7 in the morning so I canít really sleep in on the weekends. On the flipside, the lights help me wake up on school days. The sound isnít a problem. The humming of various pumps and the trickle of the waterfalls in the vivariums actually helps me sleep. I just thought Iíd give you a look into what almost all of my free time revolves around.

    Obviously I donít treat my carpet well- that burn mark is from an aquarium heater stupidly left on the floor. Those stains are from various spills of nasty water. I once spilled 5 gallons of RODI water on the floor and it began dripping through the lights beneath my room onto the living room floor .

    I thought a panoramic shot would be cool. This is the view from my bed.

    This is my new iwagumi 12 gallon long freshwater aquarium. Well, it's not an aquarium yet. I'm just waiting for the carpet to fill in before flooding the tank.

    This is a little sundew setup I have. It's lit by 4 T5 bulbs and they are all growing so well, especially those in the terrarium.

    This is a vivarium that contains 4 leucomelas and has a custom background. It still needs to grow in a lot but I think I'm done moving plants around. Two of the miniature orchids are blooming which is pretty cool.

    This shelf contains a 20 gallon vivarium with 2 azureus which also needs to grow in a lot, especially the back wall. On the right is my Nuvo 8 reef which I just rescaped and I'm happy with how it's turning out. I'm waiting on receiving a Nano Box Mini Tide which I'm super excited about (my previous par30 bulb broke so I'm using the stock light until the new light comes). This tank houses just a clownfish and a skunk cleaner shrimp. I'm thinking about adding a clown goby.

    This picture shows my 18 gallon saltwater storage tank, my 7 gallon RODI storage jug, and my RODI reservoir that feeds the nepenthes terrarium's diy automatic flood and drain watering system.

    This is my pot of B52 venus flytraps. I have been trying to put them into dormancy by shortening the photoperiod which has worked the past 3 years, but because I upgraded my lighting while doing that, they think it's spring and are blooming...oh well.

    This is my nepenthes terrarium that is 48"x18". As mentioned before, it has an automatic watering system and a humidifier and fan. It also contains a few air plants and a bromeliad. The sphagnum moss used to look awesome but because I haven't been good about refilling the humidifier, the humidity sometimes drops really low. This terrarium is just a normal wire rack that I covered with plexi glass on all sides and sealed with insulation foam.

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    Awesome Room
    Your momma!

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    lol I have the exact same situation. Poison Dart Frog vivarium and a cp setup in my room.

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    Nicely done.
    "Blessed are the crackedÖ.
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    You "do the 'dew" well (nice tanks)

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    Fantastic!

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    Thanks everyone. One day I hope to have a nepenthes filled greenhouse that I could only dream of looking as beautiful as whimgrinder's geinhouse .

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    This is so true for me as well (I'm also 16), although everything's outside in the GH. Fantastic setup!


    In addition to growing plants, I design and build RC planes powered by Tesla batteries. Check out my progress at www.chargedplanes.com

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