i think most people have forgotten about electricity costs. My 8 bulbs lights alone, left on year round totaled about $300 alone
lights: 170$ + 80$/year electricity
terra: 160$, found the other one
plastic and ceramic pots and saucers: 200$+
water: 5-10$ /week, 80$ approx, probably more. RO needed
plants: 500$ approx (very close, not including those that haven't arrived yet) 605$ all included
soil and supplies: 50$
running total: 1240$ - 1345$ since july '08
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” C.S. Lewis
The moral to this story is that CPs consume more than insects and are especially fond of money.
Bruce in CT
Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
the moral is we are all deranged addicts. I couldve had a great drug addiction with all my monies!
"It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"
When I started this, I did not intend to get so deep into it. But I find myself addicted to neps, and always tweaking my setup. Plus, in the summer I have to run the house a/c quite a bit to keep the temps cool enough for my highlands - that adds up!