Hello to everyone on Terra Forums,
Here's some background info relevant to my problem: I purchase reverse-osmosis water by the gallon because my tap water is full of dissolved solids. I have no plans to buy a reverse-osmosis filter because I am a renter, that someday, may have to move. Also, I live in central California, which is famous for its long, hot, dry summers.
Anyways, I like Long-Fibered Sphagnum because it holds onto water a lot better than other soils. Which is all fine and dandy, until the LFS comes back to life. As I have learned, if I keep my LFS moist for a few months, it comes back to life, and it seems to drink up all of the water that is supposed to go to my carnivorous plants. So here's the $64,000 question: Should I remove all of the living LFS so I don't have to purchase water, by the gallon, so frequently?