Connors Terrarium GROWING.

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
So I’ve had my set up going since September and some plants have done well than others especially my Nepenthes compared to the sundews and I know everyone has their ways of growing and what works best etc. I had to do a lot of digging and researching and asking the experts on the forum over last few months thank you so much (I do listen :) @WillyCKH @Lloyd Gordon @stevebradford @Carson Hardy and everyone else and get ideas and see how others grow their plants with lights and in specific indoor growing systems, I know it’s not rocket science especially if you nail the humidity, soil and light but I always tend to over think lol

I have this 20 odd gallon exo terra. And after closely watching my plants- I do feel my system needs improvement especially in the light factor - as I have 2 small LEDs from Willy & a sunblaster TH50. All together only producing around 4,000lm in the whole tank and I feel not light enough. Especially with sundews not turning red.

also I have lights siting on top of mesh which isn’t a problem but in my eyes - in order to keep some humidity in I put kitchen wrap covering whole top and lights and sides and I have nail the humidity but in ethical sense I don’t think this is good due to moister and the lights and off course the heat etc in the tanks.
my temperature reads 21C which in day factor in the 80% humidity and I have a fan circling air which i sure know the Neps love.

so I’ve decided to up the light intake and scrap the lights I have now (which I will use in summer for something)

I have ordered 6 LED strips day Light 2foot of Willy which will bring light intake up 7000/8000lm and will cover more with our mesh framing getting in the way of light process.

I then plan to put a 24x17”. glass sheet instead of the mesh later in the year (cOvid stopping that)

So I will put kitchen wrap across the whole top of tank and have the 6 LED strips on top until i can get glass sheet . This way moisture/humidity from misting won’t interfere with the fixtures. As lights will have a heat stamp it should be good on kitchen wrap for now and hopefully it will still keep humidity in the tank at 80%. I will have holes at back in kitchen wrap so that warm air can escape and great air in with fan circulating.

Hopefully this little teaks will be good...

These lights I ordered off Willy :)


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MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
It's a good call to move the lights out of the wrap because the high humidity is not favorable for lights.
YUP! I just hope The humidity stays 80% when I put the LED strips on the the kitchen wrap covering the top!

I’m not going to tamper anything yet until the lights come :D
 
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