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By tannerm
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Okay, so I have these display cases that I've repurposed as pots/humidity domes for individual plants. HOWEVER, some of them (my Heliamphora chimantensis in particular) are getting too big/will be too big soon.

During the day, I keep them on this cool shelf thing with a powerful LED above it Image

I want to remove the tops, where should I look for a see through material (thick plastic?) that I can drape over it to increase humidity and remove the tops? Thanks so much!


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By tannerm
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#268130
Beaver746 wrote:You could get a humidity dome and use it for your Heliamphora.

Here is a link to one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVVS51O/re ... HxbAYM31XZ

I don't know if that's what your looking for, but it would probably work... Haha


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Yeah, that won't be big enough (height wise). Basically some material that will cover the whole shelf


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By kjnorris918
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#268135
You can basic clear sheets or rolls of plastic at most home improvement stores (lowes, home depot, Menards) or possibly farming/agriculture stores (rural kimg, tractor supply, etc.)

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By tannerm
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#268137
kjnorris918 wrote:You can basic clear sheets or rolls of plastic at most home improvement stores (lowes, home depot, Menards) or possibly farming/agriculture stores (rural kimg, tractor supply, etc.)

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Yeah, I'm not very handy. Just thought of Home Depot too. May have to raise it up off the top shelf though. Will have to rig something up.


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By jwalker
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#268140
Get a fish tank and get a peace of glass cut to fit the top
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By tannerm
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#268142
Benurmanii wrote:Best option is to get a 20 gallon tank and put plexiglass over it. Leave the lid ajar so there is some airflow. Also repot into something that has drainage.
They all have drainage. I drilled holes in the containers :)


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By Benurmanii
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#268152
tannerm wrote:
Benurmanii wrote:Best option is to get a 20 gallon tank and put plexiglass over it. Leave the lid ajar so there is some airflow. Also repot into something that has drainage.
They all have drainage. I drilled holes in the containers :)


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Perfect. If you get a terrarium, you can just put the open containers in there.
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By tannerm
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#268153
Benurmanii wrote:
tannerm wrote:
Benurmanii wrote:Best option is to get a 20 gallon tank and put plexiglass over it. Leave the lid ajar so there is some airflow. Also repot into something that has drainage.
They all have drainage. I drilled holes in the containers :)


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Perfect. If you get a terrarium, you can just put the open containers in there.
Yeah, maybe. But the plastic would work too and I could fit more stuff :)


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By Bhart90
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#268252
tannerm wrote:Okay, so I have these display cases that I've repurposed as pots/humidity domes for individual plants. HOWEVER, some of them (my Heliamphora chimantensis in particular) are getting too big/will be too big soon.

During the day, I keep them on this cool shelf thing with a powerful LED above it Image

I want to remove the tops, where should I look for a see through material (thick plastic?) that I can drape over it to increase humidity and remove the tops? Thanks so much!


Haha, I laughed at your cool shelf thing" AND your light looks like a photography lighting haha say cheez!

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By tannerm
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Bhart90 wrote:
tannerm wrote:Okay, so I have these display cases that I've repurposed as pots/humidity domes for individual plants. HOWEVER, some of them (my Heliamphora chimantensis in particular) are getting too big/will be too big soon.

During the day, I keep them on this cool shelf thing with a powerful LED above it Image

I want to remove the tops, where should I look for a see through material (thick plastic?) that I can drape over it to increase humidity and remove the tops? Thanks so much!


Haha, I laughed at your cool shelf thing" AND your light looks like a photography lighting haha say cheez!

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Why did you laugh? Don't be rude. And it is.


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By maceinspace
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#268951
I think those plastic boxes are a great idea. So clean looking! But I get it, they're a little small... I would second the aquarium and glass lid. That's what I have and it works great. Just wait until Petco has their $1/gallon sale and pick up a tank!
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