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    crap... I just noticed some white fuzzy stuff around one of my VFTs... Maybe fungus? do you think it was caused by humidity? I had a glass lid on the tank that covered maybe 90% of the top.. I just took the whole lid off now.. AHHHHh.. what do i do?

    I have a 2 1/2 gal tank with a glass lid on top that covers about 90% of the whole thing.. Inside I have VFTs, D. binata, D. Spat, D. Brevifolia..... The white fungus looking like thing is around one of my VFTs.... I just took the glass top off completely... Do you guys think its from the humidity? how do I cure this?

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    I just dashed off a response to different post, mentioning the potential of humidity and mold - and then I see this topic. Yup, it's all related. Keep the cover off. You can remove the mold with tweezer. Some people put cinnamon on the mold. I haven't tried it, but it seems to work. i would try to remove it physically. Don't panic!

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    I use PhySan.

    Cinnamon inhibits yeast growth, so it's not surprising it would inhibit mold growth.
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    You do need to have some air circulation in your tank. Maybe open it up a little more. Moist, stagnant air will encourage mold/fungus growth.
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    i havent grown VFTs but from experiance D. spatulata and D. binata do just fine in quite low ambiant humidity. as a newbie i lost several Drosera to terrarium culture because of high humidity and rot. if you take a look at my grow list, every single Drosera on there are grown in fairly low humidity. high humidity is not a requirement for the vast majority of 'dews, but good light and good air circulation is.
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    Alrighty, Fungus taken care of.. now the lid is off and everything seems to be going ok. Its just been raining a LOT around here lately and the sun hasn't been out. But the plants are still getting a lot of light from my compact fluorescent bulb...

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    Alright I took everyones advice on opening up the tank..

    Just now I found some more fungus in my take.. Any other advice?? There is NO lid.... I don't know whats wrong...

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    Scrap it off with a spoon. You should be fine and nothing to really worry about. All you do is just change the circulation till the fungus does not come back.
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