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    I found this: http://www.iallergy.com/product521/product_info.html
    would it work for a rajah?

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    i think that you'd have to rig a pipe setup to get it into the terrarium, but in theory it should.
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    I think I'm going to use the ice packs...
    What would be the coldest/longest-lasting brand?

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    Alright guys.... misters don't work...the water bottles don't work... I am kind of stuck right now. Hmm...I am planning on trying the air conditioner + mister. I noticed already that my pickier plants such as H. pulchella, N. macrophylla (This one...for sure), N. villosa N. hamata have started slowing down. PLants like N. aristo, N. jacquelineae have started showing spotting on their leaves. Temps are around max of 83F during day...and night I am only able to manage like 69F which is like 20-21C.

    I was wondering...does placing ice cubes on plant media work or will the intense cold water shock and kill the roots? Wanted to ask before I do something rash.

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    CO2 is cheaper in liquid form for both gas enrichment and cooling purposes. Also, you can get bigger bottles of liquid than you can chunks of dry ice, and they have handy valves on them which allows you to regulate the flow without resorting to duct tape and shenanigans.
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    I am living in the topical, Singapore. My room temp can get up to 33C. I have a 140 gallon HL terra tank. Inside housed Jamban, aristo, villosa, macrophylla, hamata, rajah, agentii some heli and more.... This tank has been with me for a year and a half.
    I used a half horse power aquarium chiller with radiator. The temp inside during the day with My MH light on is 23C. Night temp is 20C, considered this tank as intemediate. The humidity is constant 96%. All the plants have been growing very well and pitching. I have done 10C night temp before, but i find it waste of electricity.
    Ice pack can easily kill the humidity. So do chiller. I used a humidifier to solved this problem.
    Constant humidity and moderate temp works for me
    Heli loves cold water for its roots
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    Maybe using chunks of dry ice would work. I could hang some chunks above the plant with some netting.
    About the ice packs, if I put a layer of moss at the bottom of the terrarium would that keep up the humidity?

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    Dry ice is great...but considering that nothing is easier and cheaper than freezing some distilled/RO water as cubes...I am trying to find a cheap method for the current 3-4 months when I need to bother about cooling. During winter opening the window is enough to drop night temps to 49F or so. My plants did great with that.

    @MG...yeah...moss at bottom would help...but u need a fan to evaporate the water from the moss.

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