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    My new 55 gallon LL nep tank setup

    I have a bunch of LL nep seedlings and needed a place that was closer to LL conditions to grow them out for the winter.
    I had a spare 4ft long 55g tank and decided to set it up.
    There is a 4ft t8 shoplight with 1 daylight 6500k and 1 sunshine 5000k bulb for lighting.
    water in the bottom for humidity and heating with a submersible fish tank heater for warmth.
    For air circulation I have my old laptops fan in there wired to a cell phone charger.
    For the rear reflector I used a emergency blanket glued to a cardboard box with elmers craft bond.
    Not shown in the pics are bubble wrap around the tank and another emergency blanket put over the top to help keep temps stable.

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    Sweeeeet setup. Looks like everything will be happy, what plants do you have in there?

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    In the tank are
    (ventricosa x sib) x merilliana EP
    bical x merilliana EP
    rafflesiana x merilliana EP
    sib x (northiana x veitchii) EP
    rafflesiana var. alata
    rafflesiana
    mirabilis
    albomarginata
    amp
    benstonei
    maxima
    globosa/viking
    complex splediana hybrid
    all are seed grown
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    Ohh, look at all those seedlings! Nice tank...

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    Wow! Lots of Nep seedlings! Good job there I can't seem to grow anything but Datura's from seed.

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    ingenious love the use of the emergency blanket nice thinking man.
    that is a very nice set up .
    what were you doing with all those plants before you got this tank LOL

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    uphwiz,
    All those neps were growing in either Highland or Intermediate conditions and struggling with it before I set this up.
    Now they are growing 2x as fast and pitchering well.
    The wally world emergency blankets are cheap and work ok for throwing over a growspace to keep light in.
    I started using these a few years ago to keep light from entering the livingroom so I could watch TV without glare.
    I have a light block cloth curtain in place now so I don't use them in the living room anymore.
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    Zero, thanks for showing us your great set up. Im thinking that a submersable heater would be a good idea for me. How many watts is yours? What temp do you set it at? Also do you think polysterine would work well as insulation? Thats what I use now on the underneath of the tank and Im thinking that maybe around the sides would be good. I have lots of polystyrine but no emergency blankets. I just use kitchen foil to reflect the light inside.
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