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    A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous. CorneliusSchrute's Avatar
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    I meant to mention my humidity, too. It hovers around 75-80%.

    What other tips do you all of have for lowering the temperature?
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    I would start by getting them out of the small, enclosed container.... its basically a solar oven.
    Consider something more open.... or at least larger with some cross ventilation, even if it's simple convection based.
    Last edited by Av8tor1; 11-04-2014 at 04:03 PM.

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    A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous. CorneliusSchrute's Avatar
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    Copy that.... but that raises a newb question: how to keep the humidity up?

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    You can use a cheap fogger/mister or spray by hand (a lot), you can get great little foggers off ebay for about $5-10Au, so less in US dollar, they do use a lot of power for their size but they will work in an area as large as a 3ft tank, and when coupled with a small cpu fan they have a dramatic effect on both cooling and humidity.
    But you will till need more light.

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    Are the foggers pretty loud? I found the little disk foggers (usually with LED lights) for ten US dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorneliusSchrute View Post
    Are the foggers pretty loud? I found the little disk foggers (usually with LED lights) for ten US dollars.
    Ive got one of those for my Neps, its pretty much silent, no noise made at all except for the water lightly splashing.

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    Cool beans. I'll order one.

    Here's to hoping my terrarium looks like a strip club soon. Light show? Check. Glitter bombs? Not yet.

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    So you scoundrels convinced me to pursue this...

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    You can see the foil on four sides. I also have two computer fans and a fogger scheduled for delivery this week. I dont plan on using a cover or lid.

    This is the only spot I could scrounge up in my place that the wifey would approve; it is in a closet. As such the only real air movement will be from my fans. I also worry about the lighting heating up the joint too much.

    My plans for lighting will not include T5s or any tube fluorescents at this time. New fixtures just are not in the budget. I do have a three bulb fixture and three total 6500k 26w CFLs that I can implement though. Either that or buy two 46w CFLs on Amazon for less than $20. What is your vote in that regard? I figure I will just see which combo makes the most lumens and go with that.
    Corey Bennett

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