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    N.g. i thought you had a g/h at your house. couldn't you section it off and make one part of it highland and other part lowland w/ the lowland put a space heater in it to keep that side warm. just a thought
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    Hi George, yes I got the ole greenhouse. I would do that, but I am thinking it might be more for a millionare to try instead of me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    thats understandable. i got the ok to build a g/h but, have to come up w/ the old mighty $$$$
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    For heating the chambers you can use a seed heating mat. Although a bit pricey, they do the job well. You can also buy a thermostat to keep the mats even hotter. I put one in my growth chamber and the temps are 10-15į warmer than without. The lights also help keep the temps up during the day.

    pthiel: I am going to be doing something similar to what you did in your basement. Just need to find the time and clean out a space. I am currently using several 10 gal tanks and some shop lights. But, I want something larger to hold more plants.
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    Hi there,
    Just an idea...Do you have zoned heating in your house? My townhome has zoned electric heating, so I just took over one room (only room that's mine. The others all belong to the wife [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] ). I just shut the door and crank the heat. All the neps are in a tank, too, with flourescents overhead...I actually have to blow a fan over them to keep the heat DOWN, even in NY. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Keep the heat down? Jeez that's unbelivable! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Heh, well I did put the growchamber in the warmest room of my house and in the room it has 1 radiator which is always warm or hot from the furnace, and it ahs our monitor and right now the room is at 71F. So the tank should be quite warmer if the room is in the 70's.

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    Interesting thread.
    Peter, yours is so simple, I am hitting my head against my moniter right now. I always assumed you would neeed HID lighting for something like that(which I will do for a growchamber in the future) but yours is easy enough to do to have a smaller chamber.
    Dustin, how big are your lowlanders? A tank witha submergable heater in water with the plants sitting on diffuser grid on over turned pots has worked great for some people.
    The zoned heating for one room is also brilliant, but you have to get that one room to do it. If I was allowed to do that, I could have reptiles and plants all together. if you lowered the heating, does that make the house too cold elsewhere?

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    Hey Joe,
    The zoned heating is great. The best thing about zoned heating is each room has its own thermostat and own radiator, so they are completely independant from one another. One room can be a sauna, another a meat locker, while the rest of the house is comfortable. If your house isn't set up that way, you can't really do it, unless you go out and buy one rooms worth of heating equipment, but I have no idea how much that costs. I do know one stat is about $25 for the way my house is wired (dual line/load, 240 volt). Hope that helps. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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