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    Villosa & Macro Ultra highland tank perfected?!

    http://imageshack.us/a/img836/3580/photo1cxo.jpg


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    A small led will be added onto the acrylic top and also a white egg crate bottom all plants will be in netted pots also there is a mirror facing other tank for more light

    It is hooked up to a reptifogger which will only go on when i see humidity getting low if it needs air at any point I will just slide plastic
    top over a little bit



    Took frozen bottle out after five minutes humidity and temp stayed the same cool! added pics below

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    Please comment thanks!
    ITs getting extra light from two T5's on the other acrylic terrarium.

    Suggestions appreciated !


    new pics

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    -David
    Last edited by CP4ever; 05-03-2013 at 11:43 AM.

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    Yes! For the time being and considering a small size UHL plant, it will do fine if you can consistently put water bottles and cool it down. I did it for 3y and my villosa grew amazingly well. The issue is long term, not to mention villosa becomes mighty mighty picky once it gets to over 5" wide. Light may be a issue though...these montane plants are mostly exposed and see bright and direct sunlight...so the more light you have and the cooler the conditions, the plants will make tough leathery leaves which can be few cm thick sometimes and this is a direct representation of the vigor and conditions of the plant. I would suggest adding maybe a 26 watt daylight flouroscent CFL for the tank itself. At that height, it should be enough.

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    Although it looks like a great setup, I fear that it may be too labor intensive for long term success. The constant monitoring and manual adjustment for the fogger and adding ice packs will get tiring. I know it would be for me...

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    Thanks guys I enjoy advice keep it coming!

    -David

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    If you want something that's automatic, you can do a setup like I did. It proved worth last summer. I can get any temps I want . Skip to the later pages, as the first attempt with a water cooler wasnt good enough.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...cooling-system
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    Haha Rob very cool I definitely don't have the mad scientist skills like you to pull that off.

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