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Old 05-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Nathanael Nathanael is offline
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Default Chandelier Terrarium - Need Help

Hey friends, I just built a terrarium inside a chandelier and I'm quite proud of it. This is my first ever build, it took me a year and a half. Photos/Video here:

But I have a question. I'm getting mold. I've heard this happens but does it go away? will it take over my tank? do I need to clean it?

Also any other thoughts and observations are welcome. I have some basic Thuidium delicatulum (sheet moss form NEHERP) as well as some of their custom slurry mix growing on those branches in there. In addition I have two Dendrobium aberrans Orchids from New Guinea growing in there as well.

You can see the type of orchids here:

I've only had the operations running for about 5 days. I'm afraid the orchids will die if I mist more than 2 times a day (already one small leaf has gone yellow on one orchid. But if I don't I'm also afraid the moss will dry out. I might just remove the moss and create the right conditions for the orchids as they are my priority. Any suggestions?

Humidity is a pretty constant 90%-99% so that's good. Temperatures range from 65-80. The mold scares me...any ideas with that?

Here is a link to some videos and photos of the whole thing. In the videos where I'm zooming in (unsteadily haha) its me trying to show you instances of mold. Sometimes you can tell sometimes you can't. I seem to have two types. A green/teal very low to the surface mold and a fuzzy white mold. Are these dangerous? I don't much mind them if they aren't, they add to the natural look but if they are going to take over and or kill my plants we have a problem. Help appreciated.
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