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    What is and what should never be Crissytal's Avatar
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    Glad I could help Sean .

    DroseraBug - The one furtherest left (white pot) is S. alata 'Maroon Throat', the other I believe was just labeled as S. alata sp. Nothing too special, but I like them . The Sarrs I got from you already need dividing and repotting lol. Thanks for the compliment! I knew I had to do something because our weather can be awfully harsh. I only had to add water to the bogs about 2-3 times during the entire summer. When it did rain, it wasn't enough to wet the ground. The containers acting as reservoirs worked out pretty well, very cheap too .

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    wait, so when the soil is dry, the water just somehow comes out from the container to wet the soil again? o_o
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    That's right upper. The bog does not have drainage holes in the bottom. They are about 3-4" down from the top to keep the soil and plants from floating away (that was in case we had any hurricanes and flooding). So the entire bog will hold water except for the top 3-4". The reservoir that is buried only holds water. I think one container I used was a couple gallons, the other might have been a few more. That is a lot of water compared to what the bog would hold otherwise. As the water gets low in the bog, the water will seep out. There are small holes poked on all six sides of the reservoir. The peat around the reservoir has a wick effect. It's simple, and in beginning there was some controversy on how well it would work. It exceeded my expectations, and certainly suits my needs.

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    so its like this?


    i might make one myself if it works that easily....
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    Yep, there ya go!

    The top layer of media never dried out once.
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    wow, it wicks all the way through the top? so instead of doing the tray watering, its the reserve watering?
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    Yes, it does a really good job keeping the entire bog hydrated. It wicks water through the entire bog container. Not sure exactly what you mean about the watering tray. It would be a bit difficult for me to use the tray method on my two bogs. One is 18 gallons and the other is 20 gallons. Now the smaller containers do very well on the tray method and I don't have any kind of reservoir in them. They are simply too small; the container that would be the reservoir would need to be so small for them that it's not worth it.
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    lol, i mean the reservoir would act like water tray on bigger bog.
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