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Well thats the thing. I have to upgrade what I do have. And then search for the rare ones. :D might have to take a trip to africa to do some research.
 

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Ha.Will do. Maybe I will just redesign my future buildings and just do a HUGE one, I have 3 acres. Might be worth it to just design like 10 or 20 thousand square foot big mamba jamba. hmmmmm
 

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One huge building would be awesome but it would cost A LOT and take a lot more time to do it. It would most likely be easier to just keep doing what you are doing and finish one thing at a time and dont overwhelm yourself.
 

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Yeah, But I like HUGE projects. Its really not feasible though. With smaller to medium sized buildings I dont need HVAC and stuff like that, so yeah I think it works better with the land setup anyways. As well as keeping each species far away from one another is another thing I like about having multiple buildings.
 

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Absolutely. Amazing.
I mean, you really have the back for this!!!

Can't believe the transformation.
 

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Well its ALLLLLLMOST finished but its definitely transformed alot. Just wait till all the plants start growing. My last greenhouse. I had to get rid of the palms, and ficus trees they grew so fast. I cant wait for it to be done.
 

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RE: New Green House Progress

DSC01220.JPG DSC01221.JPG DSC01222.JPG DSC01223.JPG DSC01224.JPG DSC01225.JPG DSC01230.JPG ALrighty then. Its soooo soooo close. but the guys are moved in and loving it. I still just have to do some sealing on the sheetrock and screw in the water proof barrierPVC sheeting(thats the black stuff seen in some of the photos on the walls). Mister system on both sides are working fantastically. And yeah well except the walls and a few minor things here and there, its pretty much done. I know it looks very unplanted and maybe seems like a few more plants could go in. But this being my 3rd greenhouse, I have learned my lesson in not over planting. By spring all these plants will be to the cieling and overgrown, and I cant wait.

Average temp has been 83
Average humidity 92%(its very hard to stay in their after a while. Its literally a chunk of the amazon.

Sorry these pics were taken with the red heart bulbs on they are kinda crappy, But I will get some good clear ones tomorrow.
 

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This is an archetypal facility, thank you for sharing. I bet all those hardtops are thrilled and it's given me some great ideas for construction once I'm ready to take the plunge.

Congratulations on such an amazing facility and well done!
 

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Thanks, Took alot of hard work. Especially 95% of being me and my tiny mom helping me do it. Im very proud of it. It only took building two more before this one to tweek it just right. I do think I am going to add a water heater to the mister system, I thought it wouldnt be a good idea to run cold water during the mega cold month of january/febuary. I will see how that works out too. Now its time to start on the other buildings. Only 4 more to go :D
 

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Well done! You and your Mom are amazing.

Do you have help maintaining your facilities, or is it just you and your tiny Mom?
 

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Just us two. Im very OCD when it comes to taking care of my animals so I would be afraid to allow anyone else to anyways. Maybe help out here and there but its only me and my wee mom:D
 

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HAHA, I did. Shes a burst of energy that one. Shes already starting to buy MORE plants to put in the greenhouse. I give her that look of "remember what happened the last 2 times" she is like ohhhh its ok theyre only small plants. HAHA she cracks me up. I definitely got her energy.
 

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Very cool! I will have one of these some day. Oh yes, I will have one of these some day.
 

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:D you should. I have all the leopards in there for this winter till the new building for them is up(I started tearing it down last week:D). They like the humidity, but I keep the mister off them and the substrate dry.
 

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tortadise said:
Thanks, Took alot of hard work. Especially 95% of being me and my tiny mom helping me do it. Im very proud of it. It only took building two more before this one to tweek it just right. I do think I am going to add a water heater to the mister system, I thought it wouldnt be a good idea to run cold water during the mega cold month of january/febuary. I will see how that works out too. Now its time to start on the other buildings. Only 4 more to go :D

I know they sell pipe heater wrap and wire, could be useful? Not that you're looking to spend more time and money...

http://www.google.com/shopping/prod...a=X&ei=VKZtUPapENGy0QHip4HwBQ&ved=0CHEQ8wIwAg
 

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Hey I could bring down a truckl load of plants for you to over winter for me. That'll fill that greenhouse right up. :D I need to build one, just so I have a ground level place to keep plants in the winter. Carrying all mine up those stairs gets hard on me after the first couple of trips up and down with them... plus it lacks good sun up there.
 
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