I have an aquarium that I think is about 35 gallons.. It is cracked on the side so I can no longer use it for fish.. Instead I want to use it as a carnivorous terrarium..
I've been doing a lot of reading and this forum has been especially helpful.. For the setup I plan on keeping the plants in their own pot and filling the bottom with an inch or two of water.. Then LFS until just under the rims of the pot and live LFS to hide the rims and make everything look like it's planted.. Then two double fluorescents or a double and a single.. Depending on what I can fit.. I can't afford the high priced bulbs though.. Any suggestions or ideas on the setup is appreciated..
The main thing I need help with is the plant selection.. The terrarium will be on my front porch and won't get much sun at all.. Hence the need for artificial lighting.. I'm in central Florida and it gets in the 90's F in the summer but rains a lot so there is plenty of humidity.. The winters are fairly mild, only getting in the 30's F on occasion.. And that's at nite.. Daytime can actually get in the low 80's F sometimes.. It also rains a lot less but I can keep up the humidity in the terrarium.. I can also overwinter some of the plants in the fridge (not the freezer) if needed..
These are some of the plants I'm most interested in.. Several of the pings.. Especially ones like the mexican pings.. I like the sarrs, cobra lilies, vfts, and the rosette droseras.. I also like the cephalotus and utricularia, but not sure how difficult they are to care for..
Anyway, any advice or suggestions are always welcome.. I do know a fair amount about plants in general and have grown fresh water aquarium plants before.. So I'm not a complete newb.. = ) I even had a vft once.. It quickly died of course.. So when it comes to CPs, I can use all the help I can get..
Thanks in advance..