Indoor Worm Farm Setups

TopsyTurvey

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Hey y'all, I live on a boat and happen to have a number of fish tanks (including my beloved axolotl) and a worm farm.

Living on a boat has it's perks- and not-perks, namely the fact that we don't really have any outside space for a worm farm unless I want to risk exposing them to salt air and maybe the occasion salty shower!

So the worms are permanent residents in my room but I'm starting to realize having them indoors presents issues of it's own (ie drainage) so I was hoping to see some of y'alls setups to get an idea of how I could improve mine!


My Setup/Issues:

I had been keeping them in a 30cm high tank but was having too much trouble getting worms out as they would tend to stick around the bottom due to lack of food and after much struggling I decided to buy a more convenient setup.

A three tier drawer system where each draw is about 20cm high and holds about 30 liters of dirt/food/whatnot, so far it has proved to be absolutely brilliant and my eathworms currently only take up one draw so I plan on buying some tiger worms to put in the other two drawers and let my earthworms repopulate. (my earthworm supply is getting low and they're very hard to buy here, and it's not like I have a garden to nab them from :p)

However my room is a little crampt and the unit is a little too tall for my liking so I was hoping to have a look at not only get some ideas on drainage (neither of my farms have had any and I never realized how bad it was until I took the old tank down), but also on general set up ideas on how I could change it around!
 
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  • MVM1991:
    As long as its cleaned yeah! You can even make overhangs if you have enough pieces to make nice caves and platforms
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  • Mark.H:
    Ok, thanks!
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  • MVM1991:
    My pleasure! River rocks work well too, and go rather well with all kinda lung less salamanders,
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  • Mark.H:
    Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :)
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  • Tinky:
    So everywhere talks about testing your water parameters but I can't find what to do it there aren't right?! Like too low not too high, anybody any ideas?
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  • jnerdx:
    It’s very dry in Colorado. I make sure to spritz every night so while I’m sleeping. I have a nifty hydrometer that I got from Walmart. It tells me blue, green, red; too little humid, good, too much respectively. It’s been helpful to me.
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  • jnerdx:
    It tells me temperature AND humidity.
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  • MVM1991:
    Where'd you get that? Or is it just a combo from petsmart or something?
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  • jnerdx:
    I’m pretty sure I got it at a Walmart.
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  • jnerdx:
    I just looked it up to see if I can find it again. It’s actually a hyGROmeter and temperature. Which measures the dew point. Here is the difference between due point and humidity. https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidityYou can calculate Th relative
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  • jnerdx:
    the relative humidity using the dew point measurement.
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  • jnerdx:
    Here is the product I purchased:
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  • jnerdx:
    it has a stand. And I had a spare suction from my filter. So it’s on the wall of my Sal’s enclosure.
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  • jnerdx:
    That’s a pic of it in the enclosure.
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  • MVM1991:
    Nice! Also, from what I can see you have an amazing setup! What species?
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  • jnerdx:
    S. S. Gigliolli
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  • MVM1991:
    Ooo nice!
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  • jnerdx:
    Thank you! I tried to share the video but unsuccessful. You can see it on my IG story @jnerdx
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  • MVM1991:
    Cool! I just have a tiger and a long tail, who we are trying to find as he ESCAPED INTO MY ROOM!
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  • LauraLobster:
    Hey y'all, recently my juvenile axolotl's tail has been floating and can swim down but his tail lifts to an angle and I believe that it is stressing him out. He gets in between his plants to balance himself and I am cleaning out the bottom of the tank with my baster. I believe I overfed him and he also may have eaten many air bubbles. He's been like this for nearly 1 1/2 days.
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    What would be the best thing to do ?
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