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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]However, anyone who can provide me with some good indoor lighting pointers regarding wattage and K-temp, much appreciated.
    You are likely to get a different answer from everyone that answers.

    Color wise, I personally use a mix of 3200k and 6500k.

    Wattage wise, I think I'll leave that for some of the growers that use Compact floueresent (Don't worry I know I can't spell). I grow under 4 foot tubes, so unless you can finger out how to fit them in yer 10g tank, the wattage I use won't really help.
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    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Mar. 09 2006,5:08)]Not to throw a wrench into the works, but VFT's do best when placed outside. They are commonly sold at garden centers, like Home Depot, Lowes, and Walmart. Also, forum members may be offering them.
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    As Dyflam so kindly pointed out, you can get great starter plants from Exotic Gardens, sponsors of this site. VFTs are great plants. You CAN put them in a terrarium but its not necessary to grow them and as many have pointed out, they do best outside as nature intended. Tropical sundews will do well in a terrarium...pinguicula too (they stay small and won't grow out of a tank). Just make sure you don't mix temperate plants with tropicals or you will have dormancy headaches. Neps do well in tanks until they outgrow them.

    Substrate would be as deep as a pot if you were growing them potted. In fact, some people keep their plants in pots, but sink the pots in substrate so that the plants can be removed easily if necessary (dormancy, pests, etc.).

    I use a mix of cool white and GroLux fluorescent tubes over my tanks left on for at least 14 hours (on a timer). You do not want to completely seal a tank as you need some air circulation to keep mold and fungus at bay.

    As far as growing conditions go...different plants have different needs. Its a good idea to read up on the native conditions of the plants you are interested in and then try to duplicate that (temps, water, humidity, light) in your own setting. Also there are many different ways to grow CPs and everybody experiments to find what works well for them in their environment.

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    In addition to sponsor, the forum members are always trading plants and seeds and gemmae and cuttings and firstborn male children.....

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    thanks all. looks like some CPs are gonna be an interesting project to fiddle with this summer. Does anyone have a recomendation for a species or strain of VFT? Just want somehting that looks cool (duh) and is relatively easy. When I'm ready I am gonna try to get something off this forum, so suggestions are very welcome. Thanks again.
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    Anything with red in it - like Red & Green Dragons.

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    There is really only one species of flytrap...Dionaea muscipula. However there are numerous cultivars only a few of which are officially registered as cultivars. Red Dragons and Green Dragons are popular. Pink Venus is quite beautiful.

    If you want to see photos of various forms of flytraps, give BobZ's site a look. You can find the link in our Articles Forum. Bob maintains a massive "library" of links to all kinds of CP photos. You'll find pics of most, if not all, varieties of VFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    And don't forget about pings...they are easy to care for and produce beautiful flowers. Check out the ping forum for some nice pics there.
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