Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
15 Gallon Terrarium! Deciduous style!
Okay so I set up this baby yesterday and feel as if it is probably doomed to fail, BUT if it does happen to succeed, I will be very happy. Anyways I have always love the whole Deciduous biome thing and all the lovely moss and ferns and all that good stuff so I figured I would try to make a terrarium up and running and see how it goes. Also I'd like some tips or anything to keep this baby up and running.
I plan on adding a small dripping water feature in the right corner for some prettiness and all that junk, any tips on simple diy water pumps things that can help me accomplish this? In my mind right now I am thinking of just finding some crappy table top water fountain and pulling out the pump from there.
Also regarding the substrate, it is a little bit soggy, I am wondering how to keep it uhh.... more dry. Knowing that these type of plants don't appreciate it. Should I just reduce the height of the water (which will make me sad) or is there another way- like getting a cpu fan to blow air and dry out the soil a bit.
Lighting: 2x 17 watt florescent bulbs
Substrate: Sphagnum peat moss over river stones over egg-crate
Housing: Standard 15 gallon tank
Flora: Various moss, ferns, lichens all collected in NW South Carolina
But yeah if it works out then I will post updated and all that jazz because I think it is pretty neat.