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    Is 80 f in winter and higher in summer ok?

    I grow some of my Drosera and Pings (all tropical) in a large aquarium, and I have 2 twisty flor. bulbs and one big long one. The long one's bulbs are only about 3 months old, and the temp gauge says 80 f all the time, and is this ok in winter? And, in summer, who knows what the temp could raise to? If so, how would I go about cooling it? I thought of putting ice in there, but I dunno. Does anyone have any ideas?
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    I would leave a window open. Seems like you aren't too far from where I'm located, and it's been pretty chilly lately. I only grow 3 drosera and one ping (so I don't know too much), but if you are looking for colder temps, that's a good way to get it.
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    Why would you cool species from a tropical climate? That would be like me trying to cool LL neps....
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    It depends upon which sundews you have - tropical, sub-tropical, or temperate. Also, while Mexican pings are listed as tropical, they have a pretty good temperature differential, not only in winter, but diurnally. Still, they do just fine at room temp and probably 10 degrees higher.

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