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Old 04-06-2017, 11:42 PM
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Nice tank. Do you have any fans in there? Or does it stay pretty foggy when it's not open?


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Nice tank. Do you have any fans in there? Or does it stay pretty foggy when it's not open?


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I have 2 fans which pulling air out regularly and it's never foggy.
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I also bought a tc420 controller for full day circle simulation - sunrise,day,sunset,moonlight.


How do you like that controller?


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I really like it for the price (60) its doing a decent job. But if you want real weather simulation( thunder etc.) u need to play 3x that price for a more advanced controller!
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I'm not necessarily interested in simulated thunderstorms just simulating a natural day with a gradual increase and decrease in light intensity.


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I'm not necessarily interested in simulated thunderstorms just simulating a natural day with a gradual increase and decrease in light intensity.


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That's exactly what it dose
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Anyone can help and tell me what this orchid (Pleurothallis restrepioides) is doing?





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Beautiful tank!

What does your misting schedule look like? How fast does your false bottom fill up and you have to drain? Is it drained via a bulkhead or using some type of pump siphon?

Asking as I am setting up a 36x18x24, only using two nozzles, and am wondering if I'm going to really need to drill for a bulkhead? Only having it as a display tank so maybjust siphon every now and then as my past experiences with drilling have been less than favorable!

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Looks super! Really, so many nice plants. What are those climbing ones with the tiny tiny leaves? Like penny-small? Also, how did you get your moss to grow so nicely? I've got a big bag from Trixie, and no matter how I try to prep it - or not - it just turns yellow and does nothing. While my own aquarium moss, and aquarium moss bought from Ebay does much better.

anyway, very nice setup! hoping to see a video of the cycles/misting etc.
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You have two fans pulling air out, and it's never foggy? What is your humidity level? I live in an arid climate, and that would never work for me. It would be bone dry in nothing flat!
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What does your misting schedule look like?

How fast does your false bottom fill up and you have to drain? Is it drained via a bulkhead or using some type of pump siphon?



I'm going to really need to drill for a bulkhead?




Im using a fog and misting system
At 9:00 misting for 40sec, at 14:00 misting for 20 sec + 45 min of fog, at 17:00 for misting 30 sec and at 21:00 90 min fog.

I have a bulkhead installed and i think it's about 5l per month.

Not necessarily but it's definitely easier with a bulkhead.
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You have two fans pulling air out, and it's never foggy? What is your humidity level? I live in an arid climate, and that would never work for me. It would be bone dry in nothing flat!


My fan's are going 2 hours after every misting to dry plants and from 3:00-6:00.
I have "bone dry" spots too but I just planted broms there.

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Looks super! Really, so many nice plants. What are those climbing ones with the tiny tiny leaves? Like penny-small? Also, how did you get your moss to grow so nicely? I've got a big bag from Trixie, and no matter how I try to prep it - or not - it just turns yellow and does nothing. While my own aquarium moss, and aquarium moss bought from Ebay does much better.



anyway, very nice setup! hoping to see a video of the cycles/misting etc.

It's a Peperomia species. The key to grow moss is a lot of spot misting and light .The Trixis moss is probably dead.
Try Javamoss or Christmasmoss better both.
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very nice set up All the hard work paid off. Good luck with your Viv
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Great job! I have 6 18x24 to start now.
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Love the colors that pop! How are the little guys liking their new home?
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What are the fans hooked up to?
To a small controller where I can control the speed of the fan's. And the controller is plugged into a timer.
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Love the colors that pop! How are the little guys liking their new home?


They are doing great! They love the leaf litter with the big leafs as hiding spots and I noticed that they are a lot more active.
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