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    Joseph,

    How did you know my room was below my kitchen? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Must be a popular location.

    I have been thinking of putting a thermostat with a fan to ventilate the area by the light, if I enclose it.

    Right now, all my plants fit in aquariums except for one. They are growing fast so I will have to bite the bullet and put in temp/rh controled rooms within a year.

    What is your set-up? What are you using for temp control? Do you cool at night for your lowlanders?

    Thanks for all of your comments.

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    I assume you mean do I cool my highlanders at night.

    I used 1 inch PVC pipe to construct a 7x10 frame about 6 feet tall except in the center where I lowered it to 5 feet to leave space between the plexi glass and the light. The room is then divided in half by a sheet of 6 mil poly (same as the walls). In the first room are the lowlanders, kept warm by a small space heater which usually only runs at night. In the second room I keep the highlands. There is an A/C at ground level that blows up into the room. By keeping an ultrasonic humidifier in the middle of this room humidity is not a problem.
    Doors are made by holding the poly plastic in place with long magnetic strips available from walmart. Everything is held in place with duct tape.

    Works great and the plants are happy, except for a gracilis that vined up next to the light and caught a sunburn, so I moved it into my dart frog tank where it can grow all it wants.

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    Thanks for the input Joseph.

    Your setup is similar to what I've been thinking of doing. It's good to know someone has done it and it works. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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