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  1. ozikeri
    25-08-2012 12:16 AM - permalink
    ps i looked for mike d and only guy i could fine had been inactive for a very long time
  2. ozikeri
    25-08-2012 12:08 AM - permalink
    Thank you so much for your response. U really have helped me so much. As you probably know this will take time but soon as I have it sorted I will post pics. I am so excited. I yeh I checked out mist king but put me off due to no UK suppliers. I do know that it is number one for its quality. Thank you for your support.

    PS don't avoid giving advice as this is the reason the forum and I would never have taken this adventure without your help.

    One other thing have you had any experience with wxo terra plantation soil? I'm tempted to use this until I gain more confidence and knowledge
  3. my_shed
    24-08-2012 10:55 PM - permalink
    Had to break my reply down......start at the bottom and work up lol
  4. my_shed
    24-08-2012 10:55 PM - permalink
    I normally avoid giving anyone advice on anything unless I have experience with it, the plants I suggested to you are all varieties I've kept with a great deal of success myself, the Calathea in particular is a winner, I don't know if it's even possible to kill it

    Any time you need any more help, feel free, oh, and good luck

  5. my_shed
    24-08-2012 10:54 PM - permalink
    The monsoon, as far as i'm aware it's improved greatly from the original release which suffered timer failures and a huge number of returns, something like 40%. However, for the money i'd recommend saving a little more and getting yourself a mistking. It is without doubt the best single thing I have for my planted vivs, I've never looked back after buying it. Search mistking on the forums and you should get a good idea of its abilities, and what others think about it. It's about to be released on the UK market via a distributor whos on here called Mark D, he's waiting on a new website, however if you pm him you may be able to get a good idea of prices and so on, and he actually contacted me after I posted on his thread and he sorted me out with some nozzles to extend my system the other day.
  6. my_shed
    24-08-2012 10:54 PM - permalink
    Leaving them in the pots may be a good idea, just make sure the pots are big enough to accomadate the growth you'll get. It does allow for switching plants in and out easily, as I guarantee that not all of them will make it. I've had pothos (easiest plant in the world to grow) die, replanted a new one in the same place and had it grow3 inches a week, you can never tell
  7. my_shed
    24-08-2012 10:53 PM - permalink
    Hey, ummm, right. Lol ok the first piece of advice I can give you is that when it comes to vivariums the normal plant keeping advice kinda goes out the window This is due to the fact that most of these plants inhabit regions with similar conditions to vivs, and in fact they tolerate houseplant conditions because the plants are versatile, not because the conditions are ideal. The plants that say water once a week.....this tends to be because the water doesn't drain through or dry out very quickly on a windowsill, in a viv with decent fast draining substrate mix it will. Secondly the viv will probably be warmer.

    Humidity alone won't kill these plants, although for your crestie and the plants, please ensure that the humdity fluctuates and that everything is given the oportunity to dry out between mistings.
  8. ozikeri
    24-08-2012 09:30 PM - permalink
    hi dave, you recently given me advice on which plants to get for my live vivarium which was fantastic and really informative. i just have a little concern that after some research a lot of the plants only need watering maybe once a week. how do you overcome over watering when keeping humidity up for my cresties?

    as i say im a total noob when coming tp plants especially when selecting and planting in a vivarium.

    is it because daily misting is a lot less intense on the plants than watering as you would normally do.

    i am saving up for a monsoon to deliver the spray on my plants, you recommend this as again im worried about over watering, also do you have any experience with this kit?

    one more question you recommend me leaving in the pots as a noob first to get the experience?

    i do apologise for meithering but i get overly enthusiastic when i set my mind to a new challenge and want to get it right.

    thanks again for your advice.


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