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Old 03-14-2019, 04:07 PM
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I am new to frogging and this group. I am setting up an 18x18x24 terrarium for RETF's. I am unsure if I have set up the terrarium correctly. I have about 2 inches of hydroballs in the bottom, the mesh sheet next, 2 inches of ZooMed ReptiSoil, a layer of Zoomed Frog Moss, and a layer of leaf litter. I have 3 bromeliads, a pothos, and some sticks to climb. I am using a Mistking starter with 2 nozzles and spray 3 times for 15 seconds. My heat element and thermostat is steady at 82 degrees. My problem is the humidity seems to be low. The humidity raises to 99 percent right after I mist, but then it drops to 35 per cent until I mist again. The top is Half covered with Plexi glass. Thank you for any help and advice.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum Dogman.

You set your tank up pretty well, but I would have gone with something different than reptisoil, which is going to retain too much water and won't let your plants roots breath. If all you are growing is pothos, it should be fine, but some other plants may not like it. Definitely don't plant your bromeliads into it. Mount them up on the background, or the sticks you put in there for your RETF to climb.

What are you using to measure your humidity? Make sure you are getting an accurate measurement before you take any drastic measures to change anything.

The plexi on the lid will warp. It is a matter of time. It should be changed to glass for the best long term results. Glass is a little more challenging to drill, but it is definitely doable. Was a little nervous doing it myself the first few times, but it's really not that hard, just go slow.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:09 PM
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Thank you. I am using the Zoo Med combination of thermometer and hygrometer. The bromeliads are inside cork tubes and inset in sphagnum moss.
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