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    Midnight's highland terrarium

    Finally starting a thread for my highland terrarium. Have been 99% happy with the setup. Basically a homemade grow tent using PVC pipe and clear vinyl, with a 3' x 3' hydro tray for the bottom. 600W Metal Halide. Hacked an AC unit for cooling, on a Zoomed hygrotherm. Questions, comments, thoughts? Enjoy:





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    That's a really strong light you are using. It looks really nice. Do you put foil around it to keep the light inside?

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    Yeah, it's quite strong, the top of the terrarium is 40 something inches above the bottom, so by the time the light gets to the Neps it's much less intense. The Sarrs and Helis are much closer and take on some nice color still. I have a bit of mylar at the base to direct a little more light into the bottom area.

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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    Looks great. I'll be paying particular attention to how your plants respond to that 600W MH.

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    that is a very smart looking setup ,i think your on a winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    Looks great. I'll be paying particular attention to how your plants respond to that 600W MH.
    I think it's going on 4+ months with the MH, switched from HO T5. Some Neps did show a little reddening at first, but they seem to have acclimated. I shuffle things around the different shelves to see which microclimate each one likes best...

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    nice did you get the eggcrate louver locally?

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