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    Heliamphoria Help & Tips

    Recently ordered a small heli minor and am needing some help in figuring how to best grow it. I have a small terrarium that is fairly air tight and stays anywhere from 70 to 99 percent humidity. The light I am using is a T5 florescent that puts out 10,000 lumens, bulbs are both 6400 kelvin, the problem I need help with is the fact that the light heats the terrarium up to about 85-90 degrees fahrenheit and need a way to cool it down to about 70-80 degrees. I also have a reptifogger and use it to keep the humidity up. If you can help me that would be great and if anyone has any growing tips it would help out this newbie. Thanks in advance!

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    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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    these two are incompatable: "small terrarium that is fairly air tight" and "T5 florescent"

    not a lot you can do with that combination, for all practical purposes.. its an oven

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    Then what should I do to better equip my terrarium?

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    The only thing you can do is ventilation, got to get that hot air out.
    Heliamphora really need low 70's as a max. especially if you are new to the genus.

    To be honest, the best thing would not be use the T5 and small terrarium combination... most people use a more open "rack" design

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    Have to look into it but am a little tight on cash at the moment...

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    sorry I dont have better answers, but what youre trying to do is very common with new heli growers.... and the result is always the same
    You might go with LED lighting, and keep the small terrarium, but get it out of 90f temps Jr or you wont have a new heli long....

    they can take lower humidity much better than they can take high temps, just acclimate slowly... follow the sticky

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