My new Heli terrarium
I wanted to show you my new Heli terrarium.
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that is really awesome, how many heli's you got in there?
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 ?
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
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.
Ah, basement. Wish I had one of those. Yeah, I understand they keep things cool but I meant I have never seen a heatsink/fan setup like that before. Usually the fans sit directly over the heatsinks. Shame you need that though, I was under the impression leds burned cooler. Perhaps its the amount you are using.
Well, looks good. Definitely gives ideas. Think I am going to make a few slots on the top walls of the chamber on the back so I can mimic the slots my ten gallon gives that is so convenient.
I was curious in peltiers for a while myself but I ultimately decided not to use them. I like the fact my blower completely changes the air in the tank in about 5 seconds because cephalotus hates stale air. Let me know how that goes, I would be curious.