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    Ideal height for a terrarium?

    I am thinking of having the local reptile centre make me a glass terrarium, they make them fairly cheep. I was wondering what would be the ideal height for it? It will be 3-4 feet long and two feet wide.

    Most likely this tank will house neps.

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    Depends what plants you want in it. For heaven's sake do not fill it with Tobiaca if your going to make it only 12 inches high! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I would say MINIMUM height shoudl be a fot and a hlaf but that's cutting it close. I would go 2 ft tall if I were you. Also max height is your choice just as long as you can provide the palnts with enough light.

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    10-gallon is a little small for a Nep. As my Ventricosa is doing to good (which is good) and taking over my tank [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] (its a little pig [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] ) A 10-gallon would do fine for vfts and sundews but Neps., and Sarrs.(certain ones) may out grow a 10 after a couple months.

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    Yes size does matter! If I were you I would get a bigger tank because the pure fact you can fit more cps in. I would get a 25 gallon or so. If you worry about certain plants not getting enough light just add something on the bottom to get it closer to the light.
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