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    Well I just got a 3.6 cu.ft chest freezer for $75 which I think isn't a bad price at all. The internal measurements are 18X18X28 (LXWXH). So I should be able to grow some plants in there to a large size (which should take awhile anyway) before moving them out. I'm planning on getting rajah for sure as well as villosa, hamata, aristolochioides, lowii, ephippiata, and glabrata. I may not be able to fit them all in there though unless I use shelves. I'm aiming for an internal temperature of 50-60F day and around 40-45F night. The chamber will be covered with some sort of glass or acrylic and lit by 4X14w Quantum 17,000K lights in a custom hood. There will be a timed powerhead stationed down in the water reverse under the grid that will be hooked up to a mister head. Seems like a good idea. If anyone wants to add anything be by guest. The only down side to this whole thing was the small scratch I put in my dad's car bumper. darn!

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    Day time temps seem too low to me. I bet some of those plants would grow well for you outside.
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    dont know how u plan on getting all those neps but should be great for you
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    Yeah I'm probably going to turn off the freezer during the day time hours and back on at night. Also it gets too dry here in San Jose without a proper greenhouse so outside is out of the question for me. I want these plants to feel as comfortable as possible. The Quantum lights are really bright and only at 11,000K not 18,000K. I'm going experiment a bit on temps before I get anything.

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    Quote[/b] ]dont know how u plan on getting all those neps but should be great for you
    I'm planning on getting most of my plants through www.exoticplantsplus.com and they have all but villosa and aristolochioidesfor sale but they just might not be in stock. Are you saying they might be too expensive or hard to find?

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    One suggestion I have is to be give some careful consideration to what you'll be growing if you're growing plants in a fridge/terrarium set-up. Some small species like glabrata, aristolochioides are perfect because they're dainty, gracile species. However, rajah, lowii and most of the others listed get very, very big...

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    on the aristolochioides and ephippiata

    ive had aristo for about a month i think and ephippiata for 2 months or so. from what ive seen so far with these, if you can get where your growing them to hit about 60 at night you should be able to grow them just fine. i expect the same of hamata. my lil aristo is taking off and growing like mad with day temps of around 80-85 and nights of about 60.

    good luck with your new setup. i passes a huge chest freezer at a garage sale and seriously considered picking it up, only thing that stopped me was lack of space.
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    The problem I see with the freezer chest is it's limited space. You list 7 species, but really only 2 would fit in there, and then only while they are young. What will you do when they outgrow their space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (cprus @ Oct. 25 2005,8:21)]...and they have all but villosa and aristolochioides for sale but they just might not be in stock...
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