I’m new to this site and new to carnivorous plant terrariums. I’m setting a 4 foot long, 2 foot high old aquarium for my Heliamphora. I’m in the super early stages, I only have my lights, tank, and false bottom(still need to fix that) and my plants(which are doing well outside for now). My house stays around 73F all the time and my tank is going in a corner with no sunlight. The humidity in the spot where the terrarium is going is 40% currently if that helps.
I’ve been reading countless forums and websites on how to cool a highland terrarium. Everything on each one is pretty confusing because everything contradicts itself like fans, peltier coolers, modified ac units, chillers, etc. If anyone has any tips for me on how to cool my terrarium, PLEASE HELP ME!! I was originally going to use a two fanned peltier cooler, but I learned it wouldn’t cool my tank enough with a 10 degree drop for my Heliamphoras.
I’m planning on keeping the humidity at 90% with either a repti fogger on or a ultrasonic fogger(which one is best?). My lights still need to be fixed on top of the terrarium too.
So really, my questions are:
1.) How should I cool a 4ft long terrarium? (My original version was 2, two fanned peltier cooler as well as a small computer fan.
2.) Best devices for humidity? (I was going to use an ultrasonic fogger at first but I don’t know the basics to it)
3.) What should I use for as a lid or should I not even get one?
4.) And finally any links or useful/ successful products would be a big help for me
Sorry for the longish post, but if you read it all, thank you so much in advance, any tips and trick will be well appreciated!!!