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    Interesting Butch, I always assumed they wouldn't mind temps into the 50s at night. I also thought there would be a lot of airflow on top of the tepuis. I guess some species could be growing in more sheltered areas.

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    ;-)

    me dunno
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    If i can add my opinion, the period of the year where my helis growth rate is the fastest, and the colors the nicest, is when my setup hit the lower temps in winter times. At 8-12C(nights) and 22-23C(days). But its not a must to make helis thrive.

    These are h.minor var minor plants after a cold winter.

    heliamphora minor by dals009, on Flickr

    From my experience, temps drop at night is not so important for the general health of the plant if the roots stay under 20C all the time.

    Also i grow almost all my helis in very small terrariums. Its a way easier to control the RH% and temperatures if the tanks are small. You can hang your grow lights outside the terra, and run a lil fan next to your setup blowing the heat away before it can reach the tank.

    The fan will also push a little air flow into the tank if you create a lil 1cm hole on the side of the terra. Like butch said, the air flow have to be very light, but constant. If you lose some humidity inside, just reduce the hole.

    Its my opinion

    (Sorry for my bad english!)
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    Hey
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    thanks for pointing out air flow. I was under the impression they need air circulation. After reading your post, I have decided to only buy a fan to blow at the light. The hood of my tank doesn't cover the entire space which will also allow little but constant air. Is there a fan you'd recommend for a 10 gallon tank?

    I have decided to keep my HL nepenthes with a H.Heterodoxa. In the future I will also buy Minor and Nutant. Since I have HL Nepenthes, I"ll need a temperature drop down to the 50's at night. Currently I'm only able to drop the temperature from 77 (25C) to 66 (19C). Is this okay for my heliamphora? Regardless, I am working on lowering temperature otherwise my Nepenthes won't be happy. Thanks for your experience since now I can go ahead and drop the temperature without worrying about the Helis. Although, the first method to cool the tank is an ultrasonic fogger plus a fan. Is that going to kill the Helis if I let little bits of air come in the tank with a fogger? Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    ;-)

    me dunno
    agh what did you edit out?!?!? The mystery will forever haunt me!
    Last edited by Heli; 11-18-2014 at 07:03 PM.

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    @ps3isawesome: I purchased all of gear of eBay or Amazon. I'm pretty cheap, so I spent what was an inordinate amount of time looking for the best compromise between price and five-star reviews. I found the following...

    The yellow thermometer/hygrometer: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Outdoo...HE744T6TC47KGB

    The PC fan: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The AC adapter to which I wired the PC fan (or at least something like this): http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-DC-12V-2A...item2a3ffc6e67

    The mist maker/fogger: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mist-Maker-F...item4616c1657c

    I also made a lid for my tank with a piece of plexiglass from a cheap WalMart poster frame.
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    A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous. CorneliusSchrute's Avatar
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    @maiden @Av8tor1 As always, great to hear from expert growers from all around. I'll keep you posted!
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    oh my god, you literally gave me exactly what i am looking for. Because i was so lost and just don't know where to begin. THANK YOU !!!!

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