Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

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Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by Flamincookie » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:48 am

Well i found my old hamster cage and thought it would be a perfect terrarium setup.

Well is it?

It has lots of vent holes, and 2 side holes. And the front and the pack slide up to open. PICTURES:

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Front.

Top pic with vent holes

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The front and the back slide up
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So would this be a good germination tank? Or a general terrarium for my plants?
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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by Matt » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:18 am

That would make a great germination container, especially since you can open it to let it vent if it gets too warm. I wouldn't recommend using it for growing adult plants though.
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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by Flamincookie » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:24 am

Matt wrote:That would make a great germination container, especially since you can open it to let it vent if it gets too warm. I wouldn't recommend using it for growing adult plants though.


What about small seedlings?

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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by kittyklaws » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:16 am

Wow! very cool! Yea, I'm sure it would make a warm and cozy seed germinator lol with lots of ventilation! :lol:
but I don't know about seedlings, probably? what about drainage?
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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by Matt » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:59 am

In most cases, once seeds germinate, the seedlings don't need the elevated humidity. It will typically cause mold and fungal problems for the babies rather than provide them with any advantage. Most CPs grow very well at relatively low humidity levels, even when they're tiny. I try to recommend that people stay away from using terrariums at all costs. Essentially the only time that elevated humidity helps is for the 2 to 4 weeks that you're trying to germinate seeds (amount of time depends on species) after that, you're better off growing them in the open air.
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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by Flamincookie » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:19 am

Matt wrote:In most cases, once seeds germinate, the seedlings don't need the elevated humidity. It will typically cause mold and fungal problems for the babies rather than provide them with any advantage. Most CPs grow very well at relatively low humidity levels, even when they're tiny. I try to recommend that people stay away from using terrariums at all costs. Essentially the only time that elevated humidity helps is for the 2 to 4 weeks that you're trying to germinate seeds (amount of time depends on species) after that, you're better off growing them in the open air.


Okay, thanks matt.

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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by lemonlily » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:03 am

Habitrail?

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That seems nice. Good use of it.
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Re: Would this be a good Mini terrarium setup?

by The Mighty Thor » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:04 pm

Matt wrote:In most cases, once seeds germinate, the seedlings don't need the elevated humidity. It will typically cause mold and fungal problems for the babies rather than provide them with any advantage. Most CPs grow very well at relatively low humidity levels, even when they're tiny. I try to recommend that people stay away from using terrariums at all costs. Essentially the only time that elevated humidity helps is for the 2 to 4 weeks that you're trying to germinate seeds (amount of time depends on species) after that, you're better off growing them in the open air.


Wow this post makes me wonder if all of those venus flytraps that I bought from Meijer actually died from being couped up in their humidity domes for so long... :?


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