Now that I have your attention I am going to be going full out, and making a setup that will put my current terras to shame. If you've seen Titom's or Labine's setup, I'd like it to look a lot like that, basic, yet effective.
So I hope to make a very basic frame out of 2x4's, I have some Red Oak left over from my dad's deck renovations, the dimensions would be 6 feet wide, 3 feet deep and 3 feet tall(maybe taller). The back wall will be mirror, as well as the sides; I found a couple in garage sales for real cheap. Speaking of walls, they will be plastic sheeting, and maybe I will try gluing some Mylar or other reflective material to the plastic walls. Lighting will be four F48T8’s (two cool white, two warm white) and a F36T5HO. I will remove the ballasts from the housings and place them on the outside of the grow area, as to try to keep the temps down. But just in case, I have made in the past, some pc fans wired in parallel, which can serve as input-output vents. I have to find a way to make it so that if any condensation runs down the walls, it would not accumulate on the floor, my landlord wouldn't be too happy...
That's where I am stumped... What can I possibly use as a bottom that will hold water, yet have the dimensions I am looking for?? I was considering pond liner with a small frame within the frame, but that would cost $, and I am trying to make this terra as low cost as possible. Maybe I could use a couple busboy tubs... Rockwool seems to be an ideal medium to keep the humidity up, so the tubs will have a base of that.
Anyways, that's the idea behind my brainstorming, now that I have the room for it... long story short: Let's just say I won't be storing any of my fiancées stuff anymore.
If anyone has ANY suggestions, anything at all, I am open to criticism/input/opinions...
I shall post pics of the steps along the way, from start to finish hopefully, and a one year later after that
And BTW, this will be a NEPENTHES setup, Jack's got me on the bandwagon with a Sanguinea, and now rug's Raff... I got bit and it is spreading fast
I'd be very grateful if any of you can help