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    First Terrarium

    Hi guys,
    Just thought Id share the progress of my first terrarium its been about a month and a half since I first made it. I just got the Nepenthes Ampullaria and Drosera Scorpioides today. I have a Heliamphora on the way (which I hope does well). I kind of have an interesting mixture of plants for the same terrarium, but they all seem to be doing well in the same habitat. The other plants I have in there from left to right are N. Truncata, N. King spades X Queen hearts, baby Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia Californica. I have double t5ho lighting and a CF.
    Here are some pics from when I started it to now. Let me know what you guys think.
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    Um.. mluk some of these plants come from dramatically different environments and have very different needs. N. ampullaria for instance is a lowlander that needs to be hot and very wet. Most Heliamphora, Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia can't survive in lowland conditions. Darlingtonia really can't be kept in a terrarium anyway without being removed for dormancy.

    If you provide us with some idea of your temperature and humidity ranges (daily high and low), we might be able to make some suggestions about what can stay and what needs a different home, but be prepared for needing to make some changes for any kind of long term success. Also, recognize that royal trunc is going to be a monster.

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    Like what phys said, Those plants dont mix. If you dont know where to put any of the plants let me know and we can do a trade.

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    Yea it gets kind of hot out where I live so I was just keeping my darlingtonia in there until it cooled down and I was gonna move it outside. Most of the plants I am keeping in there until they grow and hopefully by then I will have the money to build a grow rack or something.. I appreciate the help I actually stupidly have not bought a thermometer for my tank, I should probably go do that.

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    If your gonna keep them in there either the truncata and heli will do bad or the ampullaria.

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    Plant choice issues aside, that is one damn nice looking terrarium (now that I can see the photos). You've got a good eye for landscaping. A nice lowland tank with ampullaria and utrics would be really nice and not pose many issues.

    That scorp is looking pretty rough though. I assume that's from shipping? Keep an eye on it though.

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    So definitely take out the darlingtonia and the ampullaria?

    ---------- Post added at 06:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:27 PM ----------

    Thanks! I literally just took up this hobby and have been reading up non stop on everything and just been picking up plants when I see a cheap deal. I am kind of testing the water with some of them but I want success for all of my plants, especially the cephs, heli ( when it gets here), and King X Queen. Im hoping the Scorp will bounce back because I literally just unpacked it.

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    ceph also doesnt do best in highland, if thats what your going for. What do you think the temps are?

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