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    Martin beat you in picture quality. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    N.g., in your pictures above, is that white thing at the top of your terrarium a fan? If so, is it a necessity for highlanders (or all neps for that matter)? Are the glasses of water in the back for humidity purposes? Leo

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    OK I'll just put up new pictures of what goes where and what does what. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Yes, that is a fan that i ripped out of an old humidifier. It is there primarily to exhaust hot stagnant air and bring in cool crisp fresh air. Yeah, it's pretty much mandatory for Highlands and Ultra's. THe reason being that they are simply more "out in the open" and get light winds and breezes up on Kinabalua and other mountains. And they are just used to that circulation of air and the circulation helps to ward off fungus and mold. But the water in the cups is to tranfer coldness to the tank form the bottles of ice. But enough of this, you wanna see pics so here they are.


    This is an overall view of the tank showing all the components of my Ultrahighland setup. Also notice my new climate monitor sitting near the tank base. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I love it, much easier to adjust,monitor temp throughout the night. I suggest anyone wanting one get one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]


    Side view of the tank.


    And of course the fan. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Thanks for the picts, it's a great example for me to follow. Your place is beginning to look like Dr. Frankenstein's lab - that's a compliment, by the way.

    So I suppose you don't use anything in particular that creates humidity. The pots themselves and the fact that they are enclosed in the terrarium is sufficient to keep the interior air moist enough?

    Leo

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    I think you mean Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde right? [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] You can call me Dr. Gracilis. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] But, well I DO use an Ultrasonic Humidifier for my growing area but the bottom of the Ultrahighland tank is filled with approx. 1 inch of RO water then as this evaporates or heats up it releases humidity. Works great and if it works for a Rajah it should work for other Nepenthes setups. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] But this is the humidifier.


    This was a long while ago, about 5 months so this was far back when I had the use for it in my tank but it was getting it too warm and wet at night so now it is used for the growing area humidity. But this is the same one in operation.

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