Hello, I'm new to the forums and to the Carnivorous Plant world. I recently expanded my collection of plants from a whopping 1! to 2! thanks to Home Depot I got myself a Nepenthes.
I bought 2 twin tube T8 fixtures, and I put a mix of Daylight/6500K tubes and Warm Natural/3000K. I put one of each bulb in each fixture. Is this a good light setup? Or should I have went with all Daylight/6500K tubes?
I mounted the lights over a table, and then lined the walls with foil. I made a ghetto makeshift reflector out of foil as well. I get about 29-32 celcius under the lights with about 35% humidity. I placed my Nepenthes in a dome I made from a water bottle and I placed my hygrometer in it. I get about the same temps with 65% humidity during the day and about 70%-80% at night.
I bought a 20ix10.5x12 inch fish tank. I'm not sure how I should set it up. I was thinking either line the bottom with sphagnum and place the plants in their pots on top. Or just place them in the tank with trays. I'm going to be getting some more plants in a month or so, mostly Drosera thanks to petmantis!
Here's some pictures of my setup i have right now. Any suggestions or comments would be more than appreciated. Like i said I'm new to all this .
This is how i have it during the day.
Here's my VFT. I have 4 plants in the pot now, i need to separate the small ones and then place the bigger ones in hibernation asap. The messed up leaf was caused by a cage i had placed over it to stop my cat from eating the traps lol. didnt work. I now have it in the grow room locked up away from the beasts.
The Nepenthes had no pitchers when i bought it about a week and a half ago, now it's starting to grow it's first.
Here's the Aquarium i just bought for 5 bucks and the Terrarium I have but dont really want to use due to it's awkward dimensions.