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    Ok so Ive been misting my tank morning and night. I recently bought a temp and humidity gauge. It's showing (average)74%-76% humidity and 75deg F during miday. The humidity raises to 80%-85% humidity and temp drops to 68deg F at night. The humidity raises 10 to 15 percent when I mist and slowly drops to the average.


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    Ok my question is do you guys think I still need to mist the tank morning and night?? Also I would like to use orchid ferts (growth formula) on all my plants. I was thinking maybe 1/4 or 1/2 strength. I'm thinking I should mist all the plants with it and then mist them again a few hours later with plain water.

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    The conditions sound just fine. You really don't need to mist the tank at all. As long as the humidity is around at least 40%, they'll do fine without any added misting. Some neps like misting at night, though (highlanders). Since you grow so many Utrics, I wouldn't worry about misting them either, since they can take low humidity, and most people keep them very wet, so they should be ok. For fertilizer, I wouldn't use as much as 1/2 strength, that's a bit too much. 1/4 or so is prolly the best. You only need to mist them a bit with that, and only on the leaves, not in the soil. And do it about once every 1-2 months.

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    The humidity is fine--no need to mist.

    I foliar feed most of my CPs (except drosera, pings, roridula) with 1/4 strength orchid fertilizer once per month. Don't spray the leaves afterwards with water--this will defeat the purpose. Avoid spraying on the soil as this promotes algae/moss growth.
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    OK thx guys. I picked up some blood worms for the pitcher plants/dews/and pings. So Ill use the orchid ferts on the utrics.

    Thx guys I really appreciate your time.
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