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    OH i forgot the 50$ i spent on a tank LOL

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    Hmm... I'm sure I've spent over $500 on plants, but probably less than $1000. A lot of my collection is seedgrown or from trades, which helps keep costs low. Probably about $400 on lights and racks, but those do double-duty as lighting and shelving in my house. I get all of my pots secondhand, but I've probably spent $100-$200 on trays and other containers, and at least as much on potting mixes. My water filter was $90 - I don't want to think about how much money I wasted buying water from the store before that. Nor do I want to think about electrical costs - they're probably fairly reasonable but after four or five years I know it's still going to be an upsettingly large sum of money. I can at least take comfort in the fact that my plants pretty much pay for themselves these days.
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    I just spend $38 on a Cephalotus, which was the most I've ever paid for a plant. But yeah, I've probably spent more than a thousand dollars during my entire life growing carnivorous plants.
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    Ugh...No comment, lol. It's just way more than I'd like to think about.
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    I've spent about 500 or 600 hundred dollars on plants so far.

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    We're only covering CPs? My Nepenthes addiction from 2000-2006 probably ate up $3000-5000 counting plants, building grow chambers & related equipment, the R/O unit, plastic pots, LFS and Orchid bark.

    If we throw in Orchids we can surely add another $2000+ , aroids, ferns & other miscellaneous plants at least another $500 and that's surely being "conservative" probably closer to $1000.

    No mention of "maintenance" costs of electricity for lights & the highland chambers A/C unit running every night May - Sept for 4 years. Or the rather extensive botanical library comprising most plants I have any sort of interest in at all even if I'll never grow many of them (I'm as much a book nut a a plant nut).

    But all this spread over almost a decade long hobby isn't so bad really. The happiness it imparted was more than worth the paper I wasted. My old pals from high school likely all drank up the same amount $$ I did and haven't got anything to show for that but bad livers. lol!

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    Or the rather extensive botanical library comprising most plants I have any sort of interest in at all even if I'll never grow many of them (I'm as much a book nut a a plant nut).
    lets not go there...........the books are piling up darn near faster than i can buy book shelves.......the basement is going to be darn near wall to wall books........
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    I've even been thinking about buying a small public storage unit somewhere for books I'm not using "at the moment" but don't wanna part with. Any empty space will be quickly refilled though with either new books or a new terrarium, I know me too well!

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