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    wine cooler grow tank

    Hi all, I've read about people being talked out of converting a wine cooler to a grow tank, but I have just been gifted with one for just that purpose.
    It is 20.5 inchs wide, 18 inchs deep and 27 inches high. The motor unit controler was replaced with a digital thermostat. It had oringally been converted for use as a comic book storage unit but the humididty never stayed dry enough.
    So, what do I do to convert it to a cloud forest climate?
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    i'd say have an ultrasonic fogger on top of the cooler, make an opening where you can put in the tube, then when it fogs, you'll have a cascading effect. or you can install a timed misting system.
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    Make sure you post some pics when you get it up and running! This sounds really intriguing. Do you have any specifics in mind of what you'll grow in it?

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    I hope to grow cloud forest cps and orchids in it
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    I've been considering building a wine cooler terrarium for a while. In fact, I was in the shops looking at wine coolers a couple of weeks ago. Have you decided on what lighting you are going to use?

    Here's a post containing a modified mini fridge: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...dpost&p=228454

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