User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Tank in the window?

  1. #1
    ilbasso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    722
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Tank in the window?

    Anybody have a tank in the window and use sunlight instead of shop lights? How does one get enough light in and still shade the plants from being cooked?

  2. #2
    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    3,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Open top.


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

  3. #3
    ilbasso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    722
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I need the humidity to stay high. It is around 70-75% with the glass top down most of the way.

  4. #4
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What are you growing? You might not need it that high.

  5. #5
    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    3,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I first started to grow CP's, I also thought you had to have high humidity. My first tank has water in the bottom of it all the time to keep the humidity up. The top only has about a 2 1/2" opening the length of the tank. I also have a Tropical Aire Humidifier to help circulate air and increase humidity.

    After experimenting with different CP's and humidity requirements, the second tank I set up has less then half the top covered. That's it. It's mainly a propagation tank for Cephs.
    Currently in that tank I grow the following:

    Cephalotus follicularis

    Drosera falconeri

    Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor



    This is what I grow at my magic window on a shelf or in open tanks. The average humidity is 35-40%

    Cobra Lily

    Drosera adelae
    Drosera aliciae
    Drosera ascendens
    Drosera capensis 'Albino'
    Drosera capensis "red"
    Drosera capensis - Typical
    Drosera cistiflora
    Drosera hartmeyerorum
    Drosera intermedia
    Drosera madagascariensis (Botswana)
    Drosera montana var. tomentosa
    Drosera prolifera
    Drosera regia "Big Easy"
    Drosera schizandra
    Drosera sessilifolia
    Drosera spatulata

    Pygmy - My others will most likely be moving to the windowsill soon to make room for more Petiolaris complex sundews.
    Drosera nitidula ssp allantostigma

    Tuberous
    Drosera peltata

    Dewy Pine

    Nepenthes aristolochioides
    Nepenthes bicalcarata
    Nepenthes hamata (Borneo Exotics clone)
    Nepenthes Marbled Dragon (N. maxima - dark x N. truncata) (Exotica hybrid)
    Nepenthes rafflesiana
    Nepenthes rajah
    Nepenthes x Rokko clone A x Nepenthes hamata

    Pinguicula 'Aphrodite' (P. agnata x P. moctezumae)
    Pinguicula cyclosecta
    Pinguicula emarginata
    Pinguicula emarginata X cyclosecta
    Pinguicula esseriana
    Pinguicula gigantea X moctezuma
    Pinguicula gypsicola
    Pinguicula laueana
    Pinguicula lusitanica
    Pinguicula moranensis
    Pinguicula rotundiflora

    Utricularia humboldtii
    Utricularia longifolia
    Utricularia sandersonii


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •