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Old 11-23-2018, 08:58 AM   #31 (permalink)
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An uninsulated attic is going to get cold in winter and hot in the summer. You could try insulating the space you are using, and then adding a small electric space heater, but that wouldn't help during the hot summers.
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An uninsulated attic is going to get cold in winter and hot in the summer. You could try insulating the space you are using, and then adding a small electric space heater, but that wouldn't help during the hot summers.
The heat isnt an issue, back in the greenhouse it got 110F at times. If not higher (thats the max the thermo would go)

I could insulate, but due to personal decisions we do not plan on doing any other remodeling on this home- since we now own 2 houses rip.
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It'll get hotter than 110F in the attic especially since you're in the south. At least you can ventilate a green house. But frozen soil isn't good. You'll have to move the tubs if you an't insulate.

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Oh, or put heat pads under the tubs. You can buy rows of it now. People use it to heat their betta fish containers.

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It'll get hotter than 110F in the attic especially since you're in the south. At least you can ventilate a green house. But frozen soil isn't good. You'll have to move the tubs if you an't insulate.

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Oh, or put heat pads under the tubs. You can buy rows of it now. People use it to heat their betta fish containers.
ill check out some heat pads on amazon if not ill use bubble wrap for the time being
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Keep in mind that a few of your plants are tropicals. Even under 70F, the plants will suffer.
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I hope you don't put a lot of bubble wrap in the attic. That stuff is a fire hazard. If I was doing what you are I would figure out how to use ordinary fiberglas insulation surrounding your plant area. It would be pretty cheap to build an insulated enclosure around that area. But, you would still have a high temperature problem in the summer. Attics are ventilated, so I would try to figure out how to use a cheap exhaust fan to keep it cooler in the summer. For me, this would be an entertaining challenge!
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I hope you don't put a lot of bubble wrap in the attic. That stuff is a fire hazard. If I was doing what you are I would figure out how to use ordinary fiberglas insulation surrounding your plant area. It would be pretty cheap to build an insulated enclosure around that area. But, you would still have a high temperature problem in the summer. Attics are ventilated, so I would try to figure out how to use a cheap exhaust fan to keep it cooler in the summer. For me, this would be an entertaining challenge!
Ive used BW before its a great insulator, i didnt mean in the entire attack im talking about the setup...

Unfortunately, my family is low on funds currently (and as said previously we arent making any reno's to THIS house even if its just attic insulation) and im saving up for other things myself- so think of this project as a hobby funded thing... buy my plants and ill put some insulation in there hoppy
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Ive used BW before its a great insulator, i didnt mean in the entire attack im talking about the setup...

Unfortunately, my family is low on funds currently (and as said previously we arent making any reno's to THIS house even if its just attic insulation) and im saving up for other things myself- so think of this project as a hobby funded thing... buy my plants and ill put some insulation in there hoppy
I'm moving in 2 days, to reduce my housing costs! So, my aquarium isn't even set up right now. Maybe sometime next month.
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Keep in mind that a few of your plants are tropicals. Even under 70F, the plants will suffer.
Lol, ive grown rotala indica in 25F-50F with HAY as insulation lmao this is 100x easier.

im a mad man.


If you've read this journal i believe i have tracked that.
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I forgot to update u guys:
i added a timer on the 24th,
havent even checked the setups since then lol assuming everything is dead or alive.


as for hour of light: its getting 12 hr/s of light.
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