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    Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium

    I haven't posted here in a long time. I've just gotten back into terrariums and stuff again and have some new pictures. I don't currently have any carnivorous plants going, but I have a few related projects. Here's a new setup I put together over the holiday. Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium I took...
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    For Sale Laser-Cut 12v Fan Mount Kits

    Laser-Cut 12v Fan Mount Kits My laser-cut fan mounts are a handy way to position 12v air circulation fans in your setups. They attach easily to any clean glass surface with heavy-duty suction cups. Here are the models available top match popular case fan sizes. 40mm Fan Mount Kit - $6.50...
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    ?? 4-season Container Bog

    Water freezing and heaving in a 5-gallon pail can easily break the plastic bottom. I bet that a more shallow container will provide more space for expansion upward. Here is a heavy-duty plastic trough that might work well... 75 Gallon Tank I can build a pretty nice cedar box to go around...
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    ?? 4-season Container Bog

    I wonder if the sand, peat and live sphagnum might reduce the expansion somewhat(?). Water in a big tub freezing solid really heaves quite a lot. I suppose I could try a test. So long as they don't dry out during the winter the plants should be hardy here. The ones I want to use grow far north...
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    ?? 4-season Container Bog

    It will be too big and heavy to move and we don't have any other space to put it either. I am interested mainly in growing native bog plants. Many of these are hardy to Zone 3 or 2, so they can handle temperatures way below zero F.
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    ?? 4-season Container Bog

    Why would I want to roll it around? I am thinking of using a pretty good-sized cedar planter box probably about 48" long and 18" deep. It will be very heavy for moving.
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    ?? 4-season Container Bog

    I have a project in mind for the spring and I wonder about how to set it up. We have a rather small yard with a good deal of shade, but we have a sunny patio area where I would like to situate a container bog. I intend to use a cedar planter box with a pond liner or maybe a plastic stock tank...
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    ?? Best Sphagnum Growth in Terrarium

    Thanks so much for these responses! Has anybody noticed effects of temperature on growth of Sphagnum? Do they tend to grow with more vigor in cooler temps? I think I have noticed wild Sphagnum with brighter colors in the fall and the spring.
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    ?? Best Sphagnum Growth in Terrarium

    Thanks for that link! Since this planting will be in a fish tank it will be easy to maintain humidity with a glass top covering most of the enclosure. I was planning on using bottled distilled water and with slow evaporation I won't have to water very often.
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    Complete Terrarium 12v Fan Kit - No Longer Available

    Complete Terrarium 12v Fan Kit This listing offers complete 60mm air circulation fan kits with fan mount kit. This system is easy to set up and it will make a big difference for your orchids and other plants that grow best with some extra internal air circulation. The aluminum filter is a very...
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    ?? Best Sphagnum Growth in Terrarium

    Hi! I'm a new member here. I do not keep any carnivorous plants, but I have several other gardening projects. I wish to build a setup for growing Sphagnum spp. mosses along with a few other acid bog plants in a fish tank enclosure. My current idea is to just to fill the bottom couple of inches...
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