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    I'm just about finished with my new Nep tank. I have one more addition on the way (N. aristolochioides) and then it will be complete. Once it arrives, I will have 19 total Neps in this 20 gallon (long).

    For those of you who are interested, the tank is illuminated by a cheap shoplight fixture that holds two 40 watt cool white tubes.

    It's so exciting because I think I've finally gotten somewhat of a hold on Nep watering and my Neps are beginning to thrive because of it. It's taken a lot of trial and error but it's definitely been worth it. Most of these Neps are in a state of recovery since my collection took a dive about two months ago. They're the remaining survivors, but many of them are starting to reward me by putting out tons of new growth. I hope to see new pitchers within the month.

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    I hope to post a picture of my other 20 gallon soon. It holds all my sundews, my Cephs, my one Heli, a single Ping, and a lot more Neps.

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    Way to go. It looks a little crouded and doesn;t give them much room to grow much withouth tangling with others, but it is nice now. What are you going to do when they start to get bigger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What are you going to do when they start to get bigger?
    I'll probably just buy a bigger tank. But I've always been a fan of the "jungle" look, so I hope they do well enough to get tangled! Haha!

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    Good deal then. To each their own. I like neat and tidy plants that keep to themselves.
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    I'd say I'm a fan of both styles of growing. But recently I've come to the conclusion that I'm officially a Nep-a-holic, and the tangled jungle look allows me to grow more plants within the confined space of my terrariums.

    I swear, my Nep obsession just snuck up on me. Sundews used to be the only CP I would grow! Dang it!

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    LOL well, better you only being hooked on one genera. I am hooked on them all and want to collect as many of each species I can! I am just drooling over some on a website that I would love to order! I would love to trade with you when you get some of yours up in size and they can be devided!
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    its a back and forth thing for me, like I had wanted to do drosera, but now its NEPS

    NEPS NEPS NEPS!

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