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    ok, i pulled the saran wrap half way off, back to the light fixtures edge, so half of the tanks top is open now, should i just pull it the rest of the way off? the only part its covering now is the part the strip lights on! lol. and i hope the tap water i put in wont cause any damage, with the move from the store , then planted into the tank, also, the sundew, should i just leave the plastic cover that came with the plant over it, to help with its humidity? the plants came with no scientific names except the VFT. Spathulata is the sundew species too. my VFT has about 5 stems with heads, a couple are small, new it looks like before i got it, will these plants survive dormancy so close to changes? is the sundew a tropical, that can handle warm weather all year? also, i have AC running too. but not always. my window is facing south that it sits in front of, and im on the second floor, the sun rises from the back of the house and sets in the front of the house. i have a digital cam. how do i put pics here for you to see? thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] by the way, thanks for the warm welcome everyone, and yes, i am already addicted, hahahaha! ive already been at the tank 30 times today, looking, and you can see how many times ive already come back here, shoot, PFT.com is already in my favorites! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] i thinks me an me pet plants, are gonna have a nice, warm, cozy home here [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] thanks again everyone, i really do appreciate this( oh, and i want to get to the experimenting part like some others too, i cant wait! but i will [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] thanks again!
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    Hey, when I started (which wasn't all that long ago) I only had a small 2 gallon plastic gerbil tank that we had here to humanely catch the mouse that had been running around our kitchen. Since then I must have spent more than $150 dollars on my new addiction! I upgraded from that to a 5 gallon tank with florescent tubing for lights, I've bought and lost 3 venus fly traps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] and I'm getting more in the mail today I hope *crossing fingers*. I'm getting whole bunch of sundew seeds a couple full sundew plants, and now I have a 23 gallon tank with all the trimmings! This has all transpired over only a few weeks time. Now THAT's an addiction! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    BTW...thanks bigcarnivourkid, I appreciate the comliment! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    ok, check this out. i made a cabinet/ canopy with the lights built into the top, got the dual light strip, a G.E. broad spectrum plant and aquarium tube, and a sunshine tube. i put aluminum foil in the crack between the wood, and the fixture, the foil arcs down towards the tank, i got rid of the saran wrap altogether, and put a glass aquarium cover on top, without the plastic cover strip in the back. i have distilled water now [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] too. theres a 5 inch opening at the bottom of the back of the cabinet, and the front is open for viewing. the bulbs cover both spectrums, the sunshine covers the blue spec, and the G.E. one covers the red spec, balanced light i think, very bright! i mean bright! lol but no heat [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] the bulbs are 24". i used wood for the cabinet because the wood can help in retaining the humidity [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] i live in chicago, IL. and my house is old and super dry. i cant wait to see what these changes bring me, does anyone have any comments on these changes? oh, a couple of things popped up too, dont know what yet, just thin stick like stalks, and a new VFT head is forming [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] ,also are these plants young? they came from franks nursery CCrider
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