stickytraps asked: I really like the look of your new Nepenthes terrarium! What are the dimensions, and what sort of mister / cooler are you using? Is it a reptile / frog misting unit? Would you use tap water in that, or cleaned rainwater (algae may be problem??) Sorry for all the questions - it's such a tempting set-up! Sure it will give you great results. Cheers!
Hi, it’s an ‘Exo Terra’ terrarium is 45cm deep, 60cm tall and 60cm wide, and I recently picked it up for next to nothing out of a classified ad. It came with a three bulb cover and a mesh lid. I am currently fitting a perspex cover to the mesh lid to seal in the humidity, leaving the mesh as I found that it further defuses the mist. The mister is ‘Repti Fogger’ which I purchased off eBay last year and it is perfect as it produces huge amounts of mist and is very low maintenance. I only use rain water in the fogger / mister. I’ve not had any problem with algae, but do religiously clean the fogger every time I refill it with rain water. I was tempted with a cooler but have not found it necessary yet, the drop in temp when I turn off the lights and flood the tank with mist appears to be sufficient for the neps. The only further additions that I need to make are cutting another hole in the lid for a vent and possibly some extra lighting and perhaps a temp / humidity monitor so I can monitor the highs and lows. I’m hoping to post more photos soon, thanks for following and taking the time to contact me. Happy growing!