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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2014, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Terrarium question

I want to use my aqua plant such a hemianthus cuba/hydrocotyle/chrismas moss to make small terrarium.my question is that is keeping this terrarium easy or not,because i cant moist it every day and.....
Because sometimes im in trip and im not in home.so keeping this terrarium is hard or not?

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Hey Kavak! It should be easy. These all seem to grow readily emersed. Just treat them like regular terrarium plants. In a closed terrarium they will probably keep humid and moist enough. I grow hydrocotyle and hemianthus callicthroides 'cuba' in a small covered terrarium that is actually just a 2.5 gallon aquarium. I have this terrarium covered with a plastic wrap to keep in humidity. Generally it is not necessary to mist it everyday, however I keep mine with more water than I should.
I would advise you to try it, and just adjust how often you mist it to whatever works for you.
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If you go for a vivarium that'd be sweet! I like using Hydroballs on the bottom with a mesh layer above, sponge, then your soil... You have a small 1" water layer on bottom to keep moist. Those hydroballs also will contain beneficial bacterial...

I personally say go Paludarium and use a waterfall with carbon/small sponge at the top for filtration... All you need is one submersible pump in with your hydro balls to run the waterfall back.. Gravity is awesome. This way you don't have to keep it most, you can keep amphibious animals and you can have true emersed plants. Then at the top of water you can grow plant out of water in just humid moist conditions. Still go the hydroball route too in my opinion...
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Tnx alot
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yup, having a glass top or covering it with plastic wrap will make it pretty easy. You will want to take it off periodically to allow for some air exchange, and it would be ideal if you had a small section uncovered and/or had a small computer fan running inside the terrarium to prevent stagnant air. But with the plants you want, that's not really necessary.
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