Photos of terrarium
The photos are in. This is the terrarium with all the bugs that I am enjoying. Gee it was a lot of work figuring out how to get these photos on the internet! You have to cut and past the URL's
48" wide and 24" high, 12" deep, with two 48" flourescent tubes.
No background decoration. Next time I'll attach bark and rock to back with silicone, paint above that.
Potting soil and peat moss one inch deep in front, little more in back.
This is a "stagnant" terrarium--no waterfall or pump. Don't over-water! I'd like to try a waterfall terrarium some day.
I used some medium density fiberglass shower surround, sold in 4x8 ft. sheets, for three sides, to keep it cheeper and lighter. There is a crack about 1/8 to 1/4 inch along the top for ventilation. The shop light humms a little.
Pitcher plant Nepenthes on the left.
Some begonias and impations left over from summer garden
small moth orchid hard to see, in the tree.
Mosquito fern Azolla sp. is floating on the water.
Here is a link that might be useful: