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    Quote Originally Posted by Thagirion View Post
    dsrtfox, well I am hoping some of my plants will get huge. I'd like that.

    gill_za, wow I love your stuff. You make such awesome inventions. That PVC watering system is so nice. And you keep the water level that deep for what, humidity?

    Wireman, gracialis is small? I just got one with the hopes it would turn into a huge vine.

    Thagirion,

    This kind of a setup was first shown here by GrowinOld, and then I believe Kyle adopted it for a smaller terrarium. I had A LOT of help from GrowinOld in setting up this small one. So ALL credit goes to him!

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    I thought this picture was rather fitting..

    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    I picked up my tank today. Got it used from a guy that kept snakes in it. Got it for $25.


    My new 55 gallon terrarium by Thagirion3, on Flickr

    Needs a little cleaning. I have some egg carton that's perfect for the bottom. Still no ideas for design set up yet. You can see my current terrarium in the background sort of.

    Almost forgot. He also gave me a cool custom made lid with metal screening so I can put lights on it.

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    Sweet! Looks like a nice terrarium. Almost identical to mine. In fact I think we are using the same one. Mine is more dilapidated though...
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Thanks. The seal is chewed and missing in some places, but I don't think it will be a problem since I know better than to fill it with water. Now I need to expand the size of my stand.

    Oh BTW, I have some of the clear tall square pots like in your photo. I guess they're good for nepenthes. I had bought them for seed starting of other plants but I guess they're good for neps too huh?

    Since we're concerned about growing out, what intermediate and highland plants would you recommend for this?

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    Oh that tank looks awesome and for 25 bucks only!
    You can buy a cheap clear silicone adhesive in harbor freight to fix the leaks. Dries pretty quick as well.

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    Thanks. I'm glad you like it. And thanks for the tip. I'll look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thagirion View Post
    Thanks. The seal is chewed and missing in some places, but I don't think it will be a problem since I know better than to fill it with water. Now I need to expand the size of my stand.

    Oh BTW, I have some of the clear tall square pots like in your photo. I guess they're good for nepenthes. I had bought them for seed starting of other plants but I guess they're good for neps too huh?

    Since we're concerned about growing out, what intermediate and highland plants would you recommend for this?
    I'm actually only using one clear plastic pot that I know of... Most of mine are black, blue or net pots. I don't think you will find much of a difference either way though. The only big difference is net pots dry out faster and roots and sphagnum can grow out of them.

    Well I would definitely recommend either small growing or slow growing plants. Some of the really slow highlanders will stay small for a long time such as N. lowii, N. macrophylla, N. edwardsiana, N, villosa, N. aristolochioides. Of course they would someday out-grow the tank if you do everything well but the journey to that point could take many years.

    As far as smaller species go, I would suggest N. glabrata, N. jacquelineae, N. tenuis, N. jamban. Some of those could also outgrow a tank, but they are smallish in general. N. hamata is somewhat compact for along time until it vines wildly. Hybrids with N. bellii could be on the small side of things too, and do better in an intermediate/lowland setting.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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