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    Hi Y'all,

    I'm almost done building my first terrarium any advice on anything else I still might need to get (or if I got ripped off). I can still return everything but the tank. Pretty warm here year-round, shouldn't need a heater. Humidity always between 60-90%. Drops to 50 almost every night. Will likely leave neps/drosera/pings/vft in pots. Still haven't decided what to put in there, neps for sure only because they don't fit on the windowsill anymore...

    Have:
    1)12" x 24" x 12" fish/snake tank. Think it's 15gal $13 (thrift store)
    2)Light lid, single bulb included 15watts $38 (petco)
    3)Ultrasonic Fogger $26 (online already ordered)
    4)Hydrogemeter - but outside of tank, downstairs
    5)Timer for lights/fogger

    Planning:
    GE Chroma 50, 20watt 18" Sunshine bulb $6 (home depot)
    Hooking up a cpu fan or two (garage)
    Some kind of liner for bottom, maybe a cut garbage bag?

    Thanks everyone.
    A flytrap ate my homework!
    -Michelle

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    Does it get any natural light? If so the single 18" bulb would be ok for supplimental lighting. If not then your not going to have enough light.
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    I can give it indirect all day light (but a bit less than they are currently getting naturally), or morning sun (pings and drosera are thriving on this). Would that be enough? Or, should I get a bulb that's stronger than 5000k?

    thanks Tony!
    A flytrap ate my homework!
    -Michelle

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