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Just stumbled upon this company that's in the terrarium business.
They have a great photo guide to setting up a terrarium from start to finish.

4' Tall Open Front Display Terrarium
A step by step visual lesson on an interesting terrarium construction technique used in Europe.
During my 2002 three month stay in Germany, I was so inspired by the European vivaria that I convinced Richard to design this terrarium. The technique used in the construction of this vivarium was learned from Dutch Frog Breeder and Vivarium designer, Ruud Schouten, owner of Kwekerij Rana. My visit to his home left me with much knowledge and the inspiration to create more dynamic and beautiful vivaria.
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what's the smallest banana, anyway?
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Terrariums are a wonderful way to bring the outdoors inside year round.
I currently have a few running.
This grow is 14x28 @31lbs of lead and glass with a 7 watt full spectrum led grow lamp.
Feature plant is a very small Dwarf Red.



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Choose your plants .
Many can be found online and in big box stores.
These choices are for an outdoor terrarium.
This is a perfect uplift to a dark winter or a lasting gift.


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This is the tiny dwarf red.
The plant was going to be a hydroponic grow.
The size is 1/2 quart...so it it small.

But now it is in a taller style terrarium.

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I have 6 terrariums. Some are generalist terrariums some are mist chamber terrariums set up specifically around a single plant. I have one set up around a Philodendron furcatum, a rare high altitude Philodendron. And another set up around an Anthurium splendidum. I do not know how to post photos here anymore so can't post pictures of them
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I have 6 terrariums. Some are generalist terrariums some are mist chamber terrariums set up specifically around a single plant. I have one set up around a Philodendron furcatum, a rare high altitude Philodendron. And another set up around an Anthurium splendidum. I do not know how to post photos here anymore so can't post pictures of them
I enjoy looking at other members grows......

And I like to make mine available to those who want to view and get ideas.
Folks that have ongoing terrariums are dedicated and have a special knack in micro gardening..
Post some photos if possible.
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This is my simplest and a favorite terrarium style.
It is a repurposed plastic jar.
This can be used for any plant you wish to grow.

As your level of interest with terrariums expands so does your desire to do something different and up your game.

A sealed jar is one of the easiest ways to propagate ferns from spores.
This makes for an inexpensive terrarium growing experience.
After sterilizing the soilless mix in a microwave oven and a small amount added to the jar it is then "dusted" with the fern spore of your choice and then sealed until the lenghly growth process completes.
There are some great internet videos which can get you on your way in no time.

These plants were removed from the container hardened off and planted in the shade garden and then the process is started over with another variety of spore.


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Hear is a link .....
Many inspirational ideas are had on the net..

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Terrariums are very popular in Europe...

The UK has some of the best pics and vintage ideas for Wardian cases and terrariums
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Plants grown a good sterile soilless mix is important.
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Supplies for the soilless  mix for all of the plants.
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Vintage brass props can be used as a focal point in your new terrarium project.
I chose dolphins because they remind me of the bronze roundabout sculptures in Florida.
Other ideas are sailfish, galloping horses, turtles, and stingrays.

Dolphins are brass..... soaked in vinegar and salt mixture to create an aged look.
Once the patina is set after a few days the finish can be worked to the desired coverage.

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This is a photo of a finished terrarium.
S0me terrariums can have a different focal point
Focal points can be changed out depending your gardening mood.
Terrariums bring the outdoors in.....all day long
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Terrarium with dolphins
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An inexpensive start ...starts here..

Small and compact....a purse terrarium

Inexpensive terrarium
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An incredible web source for hundreds of terrarium styles can be found on Reddit.

Reddit/terrariums/vivariums.
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There were posts about how to create and manage a micro grow/ecosystem....terrariums are a perfect test kitchen
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A few of my terrariums have bases that can be switched out for another look or planting interest.
The planted bases are bottoms of 5 gal buckets cut to 5 inches and planted with a variety of terrarium adaptable plants
I removed a moist tropical base and put in a desert themed one with some cactus.
This one is very low maintenance for the summer.
Substrate is an Al's gritty mix and lighting is a 7 watt led.
Lights on for 15 hours a day.


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These are great Terrariums! I have been looking for a good terrarium for my salamander. This will be my guide on making my own terrarium and make a small eco-system for my salamander's health. Thanks! fence company greenville sc
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Check out the web page Reddit/vivarium/terrarium........
There are some amazing vivariums with photos that are of great inspiration.
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This is why you do terrariums.....
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This is why you do terrariums.....

To have something to dream about.....

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