Hello everyone. I've been housing some young Nepenthes outdoors for the Summer. Changes are a coming and I plan on moving this outdoor setup indoors within the next month or so due to the weather. I also think I will be able to provide better growing condition as well.
When moved inside, I plan on fully enclosing this setup in the clear vinyl provided with the greenhouse. I plan on using a small fan at the bottom to provide air circulation throughout, and I am going to place a large plastic pan on the bottom tier as well, fill it with water and use a submersible aquarium heater to provide necessary humidity (To me, this setup sounds like it will work, your thoughts?). This will definintely have to be tweaked because, unfortunately, I have a mix of temperate and some highland Nepenthes. I will post species soon as I get them together.
Final thing to overcome is lighting. I found this which I think I plan to use due to the limited width of my setup : http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/compact_top.php --model pt2227. I plan on suspending one below one of the shelves and placing my Nepenthes directly below it, hopefully using only one shelf, but 2 if it is overcrowded. Should I line this setup with mylar? Again, your thoughts, ideas?
Lastly, what kind of CFL's should I be purchasing? i researched around a little and seem to have come up with 40w Daylights being the best option for my setup. Am I correct with this? your feedback on all of my ideas is greatly appreciated. Thanks!