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    Very nice tanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Like Jason, I am also interested in finding out how you cool the tanks. The reason being that if there is a way to do that, I may actually just get the chance to grow highland plants successfully here in Singapore! Or do the tanks simply rely on the natural conditions in your area, with the main purpose of keeping the humidity in?

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    Great looking plants, Schloaty! You obviously are doing a great job managing your setups. (I depend on the sun, so on these short, dark days, I really envy your controlled light environment.)

    Thanks for sharing,
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (schloaty @ Jan. 13 2006,11:27)]Brian, that's N. gymnaphora (sp?). It is a very satifactory grower. Only had it about 5 months now, but it's been a real trooper.

    Barracuda, those are fluorex 65 watt high output fluorescent floodlights. They're actually over all of my tanks, though the large highland tank has a nice looking twin tube 4' aquarium fixture in front of them for some style. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    They cost anywhere from $10 to $35 a piece depending on where you find them. I think Wallmart has them for about $11.
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Thanks schloaty, i will be sure to check out and look for these lights, whats the lenght and width of them??
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    Hey guys,
    The "Drosophyllum" in the substrate (LFS, BTW) is actually just grass! (they do look a little alike from a distance), unless you're referring to the intermediate tank, in which case it's a D. regia (also similar looking from a distance).
    The tanks don't receive any special heating or cooling measures - They simply attain room temperature durring the night ( the highlanders in a noticeably cooler room) and a little over room temp durring the days (due to the lights). This is actually a problem as my lowlanders don't really get much warmer than low 70's during the day. I am going to have to invest in a seedling heat mat.
    The dimensions of the lights are (ballpark) 6" x 12".

    Glad you like 'em! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



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    nice man. how does one get temps low in a terrarium without heating it from lights?? i would like to know
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    In my planted tank, I use a 4" fan at the top which is switched on for 24 hours. That usually gets the temp down to 25 deg Celcius.

    My hall temperature is between 28-29 deg and can go down to 26 during rainy season. There's a forest in the vicinity of where I live so that may be the reason why temperatures can be cool during rainy seasons.

    I'm planning to set up a tank/terrarium and will need to use a fan just to create some air movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The "Drosophyllum" in the substrate (LFS, BTW) is actually just grass! (they do look a little alike from a distance), unless you're referring to the intermediate tank, in which case it's a D. regia (also similar looking from a distance).
    Dang, fooled me! That would be really cool though if you had a plant growing in the bottom...I say plant one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I just want to say nice plants/tanks again Schloaty [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Very nice, Dave!
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