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    I'm just curious; does the floaty have a line attached to it so that you can get it back, or is it just floating around in there? If you have it attached you could check on it every once in a while and cut off any flowers.

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    You can also procure a thick piece of styrofoam and cut out holes to accommodate the circumference of pots and have that float in water. I was thinking about doing that for utrics.

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    Bravo!!
    When all else fails, read the instructions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    You can also procure a thick piece of styrofoam and cut out holes to accommodate the circumference of pots and have that float in water. I was thinking about doing that for utrics.
    Jim, styrofoam will start to break down in a few months when exposed to the high UV and moisture.
    When all else fails, read the instructions!

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    you guys do know that you can just buy these things ready made? i cans see how it might be cheaper to use a plastic bottle raft thing with a pot in the middle, but as some people have said previously, the plastic degrades in sunlight. these look pretty good quality to me, and since the y are made specificly for this purpose, there is probably no risk of something degrading an sinking the island.

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/little-b...FeRlOgodpkEA3A

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    you should try growing Sarracenia minor 'okee giant', or S. psittacina like this since this is how they grow in the wild!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarracenia_X View Post
    you guys do know that you can just buy these things ready made? i cans see how it might be cheaper to use a plastic bottle raft thing with a pot in the middle, but as some people have said previously, the plastic degrades in sunlight. these look pretty good quality to me, and since the y are made specificly for this purpose, there is probably no risk of something degrading an sinking the island.

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/little-b...FeRlOgodpkEA3A

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=12274

    you should try growing Sarracenia minor 'okee giant', or S. psittacina like this since this is how they grow in the wild!
    I saw one recently that was in the shape of a turtle but I cannot remember where it was.

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    I said pond, but really a man made fish pond. And I said contemplating, but it is not mine, and I could not in good concience do that. And I do agree with your statement, consider Dutch Elm disease and Chestnut blight etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphysLaw View Post
    Jim, styrofoam will start to break down in a few months when exposed to the high UV and moisture.
    I did not know that.

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