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Thread: N.ampullaria pruning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphwiz View Post
    one this size maybe about 60.00 to 90.00 after all is said and done, this is without lights and misting, of course, but this terr doesnt have a misting sys on it , just an old fogger , it still pumps out enough fog to keep the humidity up in the 80 to 90 range all the time ( fogger in a dish of water on a timer runs about 10 hours a day, it goes on and off many times in a 24 hour period). i will have to replace the disk soon , and it will go for another 6 months, most dont like this type of humidity control but it works in my lowland terr just fineIMO.
    So is it 60.00 to 90.00 for the one you have, or the one you intend on building?
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    the one i have. The one i intendto build will be over 200.00 im sure, but i havent even begun the plans on it , will probably be out of some thing other than glass, as it would be very hard to handle in glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphwiz View Post
    the one i have. The one i intendto build will be over 200.00 im sure, but i havent even begun the plans on it , will probably be out of some thing other than glass, as it would be very hard to handle in glass.
    So I assume the one you have is glass? Would plexiglass be cheaper or more expensive?


    I'm considering building my own because my current cart is to small for a better light fixture.
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    similar in price, but it would warp over time i did do half of the upper top to the back of the tank in plexiglass, so i can add holes easily if i need to in the future.

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    Exo, my old N. ampullaria green form made a very nice carpet of pitchers in a 6" Azalea pot. The plant was about a foot away from 240 watts of normal output fluorescents in my old 75 gallon fishtank (days 85-100*F / nights 70-80*F) the pots in the tank sat on a false bottom made of lighting grid and PVC couplings with 1-2" water beneath for evaporative humidity. The original plant had become an 18" vine in the pot and then the basals started popping up and after a year or so the pot was jammed with pitchers on miniature rosettes. So perhaps being root bound is a key to this "carpeting" habit as well as bright light?

    If you're going to DIY I urge you to use real glass, I've come to the conclusion over the years that Plexi just sucks. Even that Lexan (humidity/heat "proof") sucks in comparison. Real glass is easy to cut once you get hang of it (scary to get started I know cos it is expoensive when you screw up in the beginning) but once you "get it" it's like a switch gets thrown and you can do it no problem ever after. It's a feeling of total freedom to build whatever kinda tank you want. (Custom T tanks? ) If you don't wanna learn glass cutting you can just buy your glass at Lowes or a glazier shop and they will cut it for you. If they don't polish it (smooth the sharp edges) just get a sanding block and some ultra fine sandpaper you just need a few seconds to smooth it out. If you haven't seen Jimmy's tank construction videos on youtube check em out.
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    Thanks swords.....right now my combined lighting is about 80W...I'm getting the feeling tha it gust isnt enough. My amp is in a gallon pot that it has been in for about 3 years, so I would assume it would be rootbound by now.

    If I want more light I'm gonna have to either get a fishtank big enough or make my own....I can't change the lighting output in my current setup.
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