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  1. Natalie

    Darlingtonia Self-watering System + Temp Questions

    So it's been a few weeks since I got my Darlingtonia, and I've been trying to figure out a way I can keep my plant in the sunlight all day without it getting overheated. I decided I was going to create a system where I would have a separate, insulated reservoir that would house a small water...
  2. mass

    Mass's GH thoughts..

    So.. I've been thinking about this for awhile. And Brokken's most recent updates have fueled my want to get this underway. I want to lessen the light intensity from my T5's. My moss is burning, my plants are slighty sun burnt, and I feel they'd grow and pitcher better with less INTENSE light. My...
  3. mass

    Ultra Highland Chamber arrived..

    Oh dear lord.. it's a LOT bigger than I remember. Need to find a better spot for it, kind of an eye sore at the moment. But weighing in at 700Lbs.. I'm not in a big hurry to try and move it again. :rolleyes: I see there's the same model on eBay for $850. So the $30 I payed is sitting fine by me...
  4. swords

    Beer Cooler Technology for HL Nepenthes

    So I was thinking of how I wanted to build my new HL Nepenthes chambers and I came upon the idea of getting some 4 ft x 8 ft sheets of 2" thick insulation foam (very sturdy) and building a box from that leaving the tops and fronts open so I can add sliding glass doors and glass over the top...
  5. robthered

    New Highland cooling system using slightly modified A/C

    Hey everyone, Here is my new idea for cooling my highland terrarium. Essentially I've just taken a 6000 btu a/c (I got for free off kijiji), opened it up, removed the evaporation fan, moved the temp sensor off the rad. Then I bent out the front cooling radiator so that I can insert it into my...
  6. caesium

    How much cold can lowlanders take?

    Hi guys, My greenhouse heater stopped working last week and I haven't been able to fix it. I'm ordering a new one, but it most likely won't arrive before I go out of town on the 19th. Most of the neps I have in the greenhouse are intermediates, but I have some lowlanders as well. Temps outside...
  7. chibae

    sarr overwintering question

    Okay guys quick background, my normal routine is the barrel bog gets mulched over with dead leaves, topped with mesh and survives fine here in zone 7A. The smaller pots, six inchers and deep or 10-12 inchers and shallow get buried in shallow graves that are lined with the mulch (bottom and...
  8. K

    The New Grow Chamber!

    hello all, ive been planning this thing out for a little while now. I finally found the time to do it with some appreciated help from Butch. I only snatched a few pictures because im still busy tweaking with the temps and humidity. I bought the fixture off of ebay. it is a Hydrofarm 4ft 4...
  9. Peat

    Custom Growth Chamber

    Hey TF'ers I wanted to share some pics of my new growth chamber. The goal was to use some junk material to make a new plant box for the CP's (succulents currently residing). It's amazing what you can do with old scrap. I started with some metal shelving units found in the parking lot at my...
  10. MrFlyTrap2

    Stuck drill bit

    I'm desperately searching for a handy crowd, so I'm dropping a note over here. I'm working on getting my house wired with cat6, and of course the 3rd run tanked my day. Currently, I have a 4 foot drill bit stuck in the wall, and I can't get it to budge at all. This stupid bit cost $36 so I...
  11. Jayson16

    New Grow Chamber/Box...In Progress

    Hey guys, Back a couple months ago I made a decent sized order with wistuba, they should be here sometime this month. Not knowing where to put them I decided to build a box for them. First I needed a shelf to put into the chamber so I took steel wool to an old rusted chrome shelf. Then...
  12. SirKristoff

    N. flava and friends...

    Thought i would post a few more photos before i moved my highlanders into the greenhouse for their summer home (and hopefully permanent if i can find the right heater and insulation) N. flava newly opened pitcher (opened 2 days ago) N. bongso N. jamban (this pic was taken a couple of days...
  13. swampdonkey

    Topdressing Sarrs

    What types of top dressings can be used to help lessen the amount of water that is lost through evaporation w/ potted Sarrs? I've seen live moss, and pine needles (though I wonder if this is more for winter insulation?). Any reason you wouldn't want to lessen the amount of evaporation? ...
  14. swords

    Let's Rock! Making rocks the EZ way

    DIY ROCK BACKGROUND AND ROCKS I finally had time to get into doing some tank decoration again so I am making a rock background and pile of rocks to be used (hopefully) as a den by my Chilean Rose Tarantula who comes from the Atacama Desert. So her tank won't be very exciting so this will...
  15. swords

    The Spray Foam Background step

    MAKING A SPRAY FOAM BACKGROUND Well now we're at the step of making a foam background that can have wood stuck into it and plants growing on it. 1) Lay your terrarium on it's back and start spraying the Great Stuff spray foam insulation on the back panel, when you've covered the back lay some...
  16. swords

    DIY Wood/Vines and Rocks Project

    DIY "Wood" and "Rocks" Driftwood and vines covered in mosses and orchids are always a good addition to a vivarium to add that touch of jungle realism. People have also started using rocks that fit the type of environment they're creating just to add that little extra touch as you know there are...
  17. CN

    YEAH......... MY INSULATION is here

    ok , So TonyP an Andrew Finally my insulation is here . so here is what i have I have that came with the greenhouse 4mm double walled polycarb . An now I have 6mm ½" thick bubble insulationon the roof an east side as well as the south side . The north wall an the west wall are lined with...
  18. CN

    Sad Sad News

    well as the title states . My decision to buy a GH has cost me more then what it was worth . Lil over a week ago i was afraid i was going to loose everything . because the heater i had an was tripping the 15amp breaker about every 15 minutes on the lowest setting .. i scrambled to grab all the...
  19. GrowinOld

    Poll: Highland Nep. Cooling Methods

    Hello, I know this subject has been repeated a number of times, and I looked thru many of the older posts concerning this. (Older being the keyword!) I am wondering what method of cooling people are using. Those of you who are lucky enough to live in a climate where outside growing of...
  20. swords

    higher speed fan solutions?

    Well I am happy with my plant shelf but I want to make it cooler, once I put some insulation on it, it should hold in cool air better than just the panda film I have on it now. But I also want a stronger fan, but not a much bigger fan. 4-6" diameter is as big as I want to go and it needs to be...
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