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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    Pretty much how Pyro said I used egg grate/light diffuser grate set on top of pots and I allowed the water level to go up and down... I'd put in more water to get it up to the plants to water them, and as it evaporated down it would still give warmth and humidity without having the plants sit in water... If you look in my quotes above there is a link to a picture that is big so you can see what I'm talking about. I had no problem with melting plastic and it was really close to both the pots and the grate. I think it was 150w set at 90f and when the water level was at the plants it was only 1.5-2 gallons in my tiny (narrow beta) tank.
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    I looked at the link the other day. Not to sound stupid or anything, but I'm not familiar with an egg crate/light diffuser. I've never seen eggs in anything like that. Where do I get one? How much do they cost?

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    Look in the lighting section of Home Depot. A 2' x 4' sheet runs like $6 or so IIRC
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    Dunno where the term egg crate came from but it's not for eggs. It's for light as pyro mentions. They are pretty cheap if you get the white one (there are more expensive chrome looking ones etc just get the cheap white one) They go over florescent lights like in schools and stuff, here are a few links that may give a better idea of what it is.
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    http://www.1000bulbs.com/Plastic-Diffusers/32917/

    http://cgi.ebay.com/50-Egg-Crate-Cei...QQcmdZViewItem (check out the picture mid listing)

    here is an example of the cheap white one: http://www.tim-jansen.com/images/con...ials%20(4).jpg
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    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    Dunno where the term egg crate came from but it's not for eggs.
    Funny enough originally it was used for eggs. Before they days of styrofoam. They were packed between 2 layers of the stuff for shipping. Could get lots and lots of them stable that way.
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    I sure hope it's bigger squaes then from what I have... Mine are like 1" or even less don't see how that could safely hold an egg... But I can see where the idea came from
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    I'll be doing the cashiering thing on the weekend... Thanks for the tips!

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