Black Rock Frondoso - a glassless terrarium

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cshepard
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Getting the last of the woodwork done and lit fixture installed. Not much left but planting!

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This is a fantastic project. I'm very impressed with your skill. Do you think you may need more light than a single fixture?
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I thought that I might add a second fixture, but now that it is set up in my living room I can't believe how bright it is!
Also, it is on wheels and will be put outside in the sunshine for about half a year.
I'm almost done planting it, and will have updated pictures soon ...
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Finally Planted! Looks kind of sparse at the moment even though I thought I had way too many plants!

Note the "dripping springs" feature. A resevoir of water is situated up in the canopy, with a drip line down to the natural rock basin. It overflows into a buried pipe segment to keep the moisture away from roots.

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Super cool. Post some pictures in a year when the plants start to fill out.

My old Leopard gecko would have loved that.
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cshepard wrote:Finally Planted! Looks kind of sparse at the moment even though I thought I had way too many plants!

Note the "dripping springs" feature. A resevoir of water is situated up in the canopy, with a drip line down to the natural rock basin. It overflows into a buried pipe segment to keep the moisture away from roots.

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Wow.. This one really nice... Does cactus should be special for terrarium? Or no meter what cactus you can grow in terrarium?
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wOw! This one is ridiculously awesome! Mad skills....
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