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    My new Heli terrarium

    Hi

    I wanted to show you my new Heli terrarium.

    http://tepuiproject.blogspot.com/201...liarium-3.html

    Hope you like it! Be sure to "Like" my blog on facebook

    Best Regards,
    Mateusz

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    Awesome setup!

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    that is really awesome, how many heli's you got in there?

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    Great setup. Well done.

    You're a hard worker.

    I'm building a new setup too.

    In one of your first terra, you used 4 X 24W fluorescent at 50 cm.

    I plan to use 2 X 54W T5HO at 60 cm.

    From your past experience, do you think it will be alrigth ?

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    Thanks a lot for your kind words

    I think it should be enough for the plant growth, but you must remember that temperature also has a very big influence on pitcher colouration. Helis are one of the most "light-eating" CPs, so more light=better results

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    Great, thank you !

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    Nice work! I don't really understand what exactly the heat sinks and fans are doing there but it looks fancy. I'm actually working on designing a 2' x 2' chamber for cephalotus and HL neps but mine is to sit on top of a wooden shelf rather than inside a rack.

    I think an air cooler similar to what I use for my 10 gallon may work for you here better than that peltier.

    That's a $2 mainstay container and about $5 worth of humidifier filter from Walmart, a 12 v 3A adapter from an electronics store and a $20 12 V 3A blower fan. Loaded with cold water it'll keep the tank around 75 with two hot burning 1600 lumen 26W cfls. Should be a cake walk with LED lighting. May need to scale that up though.
    Last edited by Gigantea; 09-12-2013 at 09:12 AM.

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    Thanks for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by monkey_Cup View Post
    that is really awesome, how many heli's you got in there?
    Really, not many by now...I'll use this terrarium as my main propagation chamber soon. BTW, you can see my full growlist here:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...38#post1134138

    @Gigantes - the fans and radiators are necessary to cool down the LED lamp. The strips produce a lot of heat, when turned ON all together, and as we all know - cooler diodes=higher efficiency. With all this cooling I managed to keep a normal, room temp. on the panel. BTW, your cooling system looks fine and easy, but I was just trying to build something new - still have some other ideas to use the peltier cell Anyway, i'm moving my whole collection into the basement, so the temps will be much lower than now.

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