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    Thanks again, Butch. Don't know what I'd do without you!

    ---------- Post added at 07:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:39 PM ----------

    The good news is that the humidity seems to be staying around 85% without any interference from me. Really close to where I want to be with little effort.
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    Well, I got the top cut and fitted today. Never thought I'd be so happy to have worked at a glass shop. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out whether to make an opening on one side for air exchange or put several holes along the top (again, any feedback on this is most appreciated). Right now it's holding humidity at 99% even after the water drains out. Monday I'll be adding the fan(s) and substrate to get the final stage of testing out of the way. I'm thinking at this point that the LFS base I was thinking of using won't be necessary. I think a couple inches of clay pellets should do the trick. Hopefully I'll have it all up and running and be able to put plants in it this week!

    The pump is running perfectly. Av, you were totally on with tipping it on it's side.
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    Bump... hoping for some thoughts on ventilation... =)
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    I would think one on the side, sorta low... and one on the top at the far end... that way you get cross ventialtion via convection or small fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    I would think one on the side, sorta low... and one on the top at the far end... that way you get cross ventialtion via convection or small fan
    That's exactly the advice I got from one of the terrarium gods on the aquaria forum I frequent. I'm going to have to go with that I think. Thanks again, Av!
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    Well, I got it pretty much set up. Top is cut and drilled for exhaust. Drilled holes in the right side about half way down and installed the fan (with masking tape for now, once I get the final position worked out, I'll hit it with a dab of silicone). The pump/drain system is working as planned. The humidity varies based on the distance of the fan from the holes in the glass, but it's holding pretty steadily above 90%. As long as it holds that way for 24 hrs or so, I'll get the whole thing cleaned up and finalized and put the plants in.

    Thanks for all the guidance and support!

    A couple pics just for the sake of being thorough.





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    And... the final product!

    I've got an air pump in the reservoir to keep the water oxygenated. The whole thing is holding steadily at 95% humidity. The next step will be getting a good light for it, but that will have to wait until I get some money.



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    Very nice!

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