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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Resources for maintaining a planted terrarium/paludarium?

Hi there, I recently set up a large vivarium for my Crested Geckos. I put in an anthrium that is the perfect size,... until the leaves started to fall off. As far as I can tell, the simplest answer is that there is not enough air flow in the enclosure. I have a fan on top to try to encourage air flow (there is a vent near the bottom) but I am not yet convinced that this is the ultimate solution. I am considering placing a screen door. Although usually this is not usually recommended for Crested Geckos, I have an auto mister. That being said, I cannot find a replacement door for the large exo terra paludarium. My substrate is a mix of orchid substrate, organic potting soil, coco coir and coco husk with drainage layer 1" to 4".
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As a cham owner for many years, I have not found an auto-anything that can be used in a closed system. If you keep your animals in a screen cage, maybe, but fungus and other things affect both your plants and your animals if there is not consistent airflow. You might try a daily or twice daily misting instead. I have had auto-misters give my chams pneumonia because of the constant humidity (they like to dry out between mistings) and because it is almost impossible to keep the mister clean enough to prevent mildew and other growth inside the mister itself. Think: of those air conditioner diseases like Legionaire's disease. I have not kept crested geckoes, but I have kept plants, and they like airflow also. Try a hand mister, a screened top if possible and see what happens.
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