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By tannerm
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I’ve had some trouble lately getting adequate temperature drops for my highland nepenthes. The only viable option for me was to explore the possibility of a freezer. Over the past several months, I’ve don’t extensive research and finally pulled the trigger the other week and just purchased a brand new 7.5 cubic foot freezer... it got here Monday and I couldn’t be happier!

It’s really making the entire process of providing temperature drops effortless. I have it attached to a day/night temperature controller to regulate night temps to between 52-57 degrees (5% differential) and it kicks on during the day if temperatures exceed 80! I also have a marshydro light hanging above the freezer on a timer that I’m contemplating adjusting to automatically match the natural hours of sunlight.

Eventually I’d love to expand this grow environment to include an automatic misting system and also a drainage system that either funnels the water out of the garage or recycles it and puts it back into the chamber after being filtered (maybe by a fish tank protein skimmer). Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!

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Awesome man! As far as watering suggestions, have you considered an ebb and flow setup? When I get around to building my new tank I'll be adapting a mini fridge for temps and then ebb and flow for watering with a cool air humidifier. I thought about misting, but the thought of increased chances of rot are making me lean towards the ebb and flow. I would rather be safe in case a fan fails and you don't realize it.

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boarderlib wrote:Awesome man! As far as watering suggestions, have you considered an ebb and flow setup? When I get around to building my new tank I'll be adapting a mini fridge for temps and then ebb and flow for watering with a cool air humidifier. I thought about misting, but the thought of increased chances of rot are making me lean towards the ebb and flow. I would rather be safe in case a fan fails and you don't realize it.

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I’ve never experienced rot, even with Cephs, which are notorious for it (and mine often sits in water). It could be the great white I give my plants. It helps promote a healthy foot environment and prevents rot.


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Salute flytraps234 wrote:You should get a villosa for that chamber.


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Yeah I’d have to drop the temperatures to the low 40s though. I don’t think 50s would suffice


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tannerm wrote: I’ve never experienced rot, even with Cephs, which are notorious for it (and mine often sits in water). It could be the great white I give my plants. It helps promote a healthy foot environment and prevents rot.


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Yeah, I know I use it on my helis. I just know I personally would lean on the safe side, especially with some of those high dollar rare plants of yoursImage

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boarderlib wrote:
tannerm wrote: I’ve never experienced rot, even with Cephs, which are notorious for it (and mine often sits in water). It could be the great white I give my plants. It helps promote a healthy foot environment and prevents rot.


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Yeah, I know I use it on my helis. I just know I personally would lean on the safe side, especially with some of those high dollar rare plants of yoursImage

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I want to ensure full drainage, but had it mist like 2x a day


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