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    I am planning on making a terrarium out of a 7-8 gallon fishtank. I am just going to have all different kinds of flytraps planted in it. Do you have to have a way for the water to drain out of the bottom or would it be ok just to put the soil in the bottom and plant them. I was thinking about putting a layer of gravel in the bottom so the water would go into that.

    I was also thinking of breaking the bottom pane of glass out of the tank and replacing it with a redwood board. Then drilling holes in the board to allow it to drain.
    Any suggestions?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    My terrarium is a 10 gallon tank with about 2 inches of perlite in the bottom. I keep the water level just to the top of the perlite. This has worked well for me.
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    well, actually, it's the same thing as an undrained pot... My terrarium is just a good mix of peat pearlite... like 1.5:1:.5 Pearlite, peat, LFS. So far, so good. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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