Its a 55 gallon aquarium with 4 foot, 4 lamp t5. It gets about 88 degrees during the day and 68 during the night. the humidity is at an almost constant 68%.I know its not much too look at plant-wise, I'm just starting out. I've had pretty good luck with drosera seeds. Tell me what you think, any advice on terrarium growing would be greatly appreciated! Sorry the picture is so fuzzy, i took it in my phone
Last edited by tatorger; 09-17-2012 at 03:59 PM.
The pic didn't show up. What I do is put the pic that you want to share on flickr.com, then click the "share" button and copy the URL provided under that link to then paste in your post. I'm sure there are other methods, but this is what I found to work for me. You can't just post a pic directly from your documents, unfortunately.
Yup. Looks like a good start. Update with more phhotos as the plants get bigger
Originally Posted by tatorger
Just a suggestion: keeping the pots out of the water is better for some CP's, but for most drosera it's usually better (and much easier) to just have the pots sitting in a little water (no more than about a cm). Most of them do well in saturated soil anyway; and again, it's so much easier than watering each pot individally.
...also, you can increase the light to your plants by puting some sort of reflective material around the sides on the terrarium
Definitely let the Drosera sit in the water. Most of them like bottom watering better than top watering.
Give it about a year and you'll wonder where all of the growing space went when you can't see the bottom anymore.
very clean, like the idea of using the pots to elevate the light diffuser out of the water.
Not Growing Up!
For the best ideas around,
look thru old posts.
We have terrariums, wire shelves, auto-waterer's and rainmakers...
the list & ways are endless.
If you look thru posts & run searches, it is the best way to see what people have been doing
and the results they have been having.
I myself have indoor terrariums, grow-racks/shelves with lights (makes it easy to get the lights the right hight from the plants, or vice versa)
and outdoor plantings. Also a nice lean-to greenhouse.
All of these offers a slightly different environment, & it takes time to figure out what plant works best, where.
It looks like you have a good start.... keep going & keep growing...
your plants AND your set-ups!
Thanks, they absorb water and greatly increase the humidity before I put them in ,which was seconds before the picture, a the humidity was at 68% now its always in the high 80's or low 90's and i don't have a top on the terrarium
Originally Posted by cpbobby
I use that method as well for my lowland neps.....very cheap and effective for generating humidity. only difference is I use small cups to set my pots in to keep them separated from the water supply. If you ever needed to step up the humidity use a pond fogger that can had for cheap but you may need a timer bc the humidity will get sick in there/media will get drenched. good growing.
Last edited by tatorger; 12-05-2012 at 04:32 PM.