Prospective Terrarium to be Built
Looking to try and build my own, but I have several questions for you experts out there for us newbies and ignorant folk. I was looking at building this out of probably sheetmetal on the bottom, sides, and back. The front will probably be a plexiglass and the top will be a 4 tube shoplight fixture.. modified to the specifications here...
At the bottom, I will probably put some kind of a plastic lid of some sort to hold the water. My plants will be in their pots.
I was looking at installing probably one or two fans on the side, small fans of some sort to keep air moving and a couple holes on the other side for ventilation. Flaws in this design before I start spending money?
My budget is rather limited and I am trying to make a happy home for CPs to be grown in. Use what I got or can find on construction sites that are about to be Demolished *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
Would sheet metal be alright to use to keep moisture in or would that be problematic? I can get my hands on someis why I ask. I read that a metalic or reflective surface is good like aluminum foil or something... but i thought about just jumping ahead and just making it out of metal.
I have a very talented father who can build dam near anything. He is good at building things, but not a plant grower at all.. yet alone CPs. Just wanting some knowledge to build the 'perfect' and 'ideal' CP growing facility.
I am a big fan of sundews, flytraps, and more than likely will get into the others in time. One step at a time right? I know this is a large terrarium of sorts... but that is fine by me. Gives me plenty of room to expand my collection right? lol.