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The Average 16-Year-Old's Room

As you will quickly realize, this title is sarcastic. I am not the average teenager. Instead of being attached to my phone, I'm attached to my hobbies. Whenever people walk into my room, they are stunned and have no idea such things existed. My room is easily recognizable even from outside the house because itís a constant daylight spectrum supernova (a supernova funded by my parentsí ever increasing electric bill). The hobbies that I'm most interested in are reef aquariums, freshwater aquariums, poison dart frog vivariums, and carnivorous plants. The worst part of having all of this stuff in my room is that some of the lights go on at like 7 in the morning so I canít really sleep in on the weekends. On the flipside, the lights help me wake up on school days. The sound isnít a problem. The humming of various pumps and the trickle of the waterfalls in the vivariums actually helps me sleep. I just thought Iíd give you a look into what almost all of my free time revolves around.

Obviously I donít treat my carpet well- that burn mark is from an aquarium heater stupidly left on the floor. Those stains are from various spills of nasty water. I once spilled 5 gallons of RODI water on the floor and it began dripping through the lights beneath my room onto the living room floor .

I thought a panoramic shot would be cool. This is the view from my bed.

This is my new iwagumi 12 gallon long freshwater aquarium. Well, it's not an aquarium yet. I'm just waiting for the carpet to fill in before flooding the tank.

This is a little sundew setup I have. It's lit by 4 T5 bulbs and they are all growing so well, especially those in the terrarium.

This is a vivarium that contains 4 leucomelas and has a custom background. It still needs to grow in a lot but I think I'm done moving plants around. Two of the miniature orchids are blooming which is pretty cool.

This shelf contains a 20 gallon vivarium with 2 azureus which also needs to grow in a lot, especially the back wall. On the right is my Nuvo 8 reef which I just rescaped and I'm happy with how it's turning out. I'm waiting on receiving a Nano Box Mini Tide which I'm super excited about (my previous par30 bulb broke so I'm using the stock light until the new light comes). This tank houses just a clownfish and a skunk cleaner shrimp. I'm thinking about adding a clown goby.

This picture shows my 18 gallon saltwater storage tank, my 7 gallon RODI storage jug, and my RODI reservoir that feeds the nepenthes terrarium's diy automatic flood and drain watering system.

This is my pot of B52 venus flytraps. I have been trying to put them into dormancy by shortening the photoperiod which has worked the past 3 years, but because I upgraded my lighting while doing that, they think it's spring and are blooming...oh well.

This is my nepenthes terrarium that is 48"x18". As mentioned before, it has an automatic watering system and a humidifier and fan. It also contains a few air plants and a bromeliad. The sphagnum moss used to look awesome but because I haven't been good about refilling the humidifier, the humidity sometimes drops really low. This terrarium is just a normal wire rack that I covered with plexi glass on all sides and sealed with insulation foam.
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Wow that's awesome. And this is coming from someone almost twice you age. Keep up the good work! Phones and snap chat is overrated. I'm sure you get far more satisfaction from your room projects than the majority of kids your age.

And go thank your parents for being so supporting and understanding :-)


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Niceee, well done!
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keep it up! I taught high school for 5 years and there aren't many kids that are in to things like this, believe me I would have known. This could turn into a career for you someday so learn as much as you possibly can.

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kudos to you, my friend.

keep up the awesome work.
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My room was all of 8' X 10' when I was 16 and still managed to cram a few tanks in there. That stuff is amazing! What species of orchid do you have in the vivarium?
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Wow very impressive setups!

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Very nice! While it would be nice to actually walk up to the folks and say , Thanks, they are very likely to be aware of how lucky they are in all this. Too bad the young that really DO something don't get as much play as the HULK, the JOCK and the doper!
Carry on, you are far ahead of me!
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The next time you ask the rents for something, go for non-carpet flooring lol!

Nice work!!
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White Soxs decor + multiple Finnex fixtures = my new best friend.
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i'm at school right now, lunch time is my favorite TPT browsing time. i can't see the pictures because of school block, but just the descriptions sound amazing! i'm 17 and have 2 fw aquariums running right now, and a lowtech shrimp container. i'm gonna set up a 10g and 20g long within the next couple months. I wish there we're more people locally around my age that i could discuss this kinda stuff with, but chatting with older and informed people is great too!
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Good stuff. I've always had a great many hobbies and interests.

and yes, laminate flooring should be in that rooms future.
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Wow love it. I really like the sundew setup. Could you please tell me what kind if plant that is exactly? Thanks

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Very nice set ups, I only had 3 aquariums when I was 17. Now I have 6 in my room and more in other places in the house.
That 12 gallon is gonna look great when it fills in!
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Dude, that's awesome. When are your parents building a greenhouse for you?

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