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    define thriving....because i cant see your plants in the photos of your setup.

    you can tell a Nep is thriving by the pitchers it produces, both coloration and size---i dont see any.

    capensis is a robust plant that can grow in any condition...are your capensis leaves also producing large amounts of dews---thriving sundews often produce large amounts of mucilage. are your other dews producing large amounts of mucilage as well? also, placing a lamp that close to the plants is bound to generate a good amount of heat---which can cook your plants and burn the surface of the media---however, it might not be too big of a deal since you dont have your plants in a tank.

    eou, im just offering you advice---if you chose to follow it or not, that's your choice...if you think your plants are doing better than when you initially obtained them, then by all means, keep your setup. im just trying to help you set up a solid foundation to move on to more harder to get plants like helis and cephs, which you wanted so badly in the beginning...
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    Well everything is really small except for the cobra and the nep and the nep is not in good color or pitchering because mass gave it to me a month ago like that my pitcher plant seedlings are producing pitchers pretty good and my filiformises sare coming out of dormancy. and the others i recived from mass for free and you know what shipping does to plants especially neps. I am happy to take peoples advice but i thought we disscused this yesterday when you said my light was sutible so anything else you want to know?

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    I'd assume putting a heater right on top of your plants like that, blowing directly on them, is a good way to dehydrate them real quick. While the heater may be set to 72, the air that comes out of it is not 72. Do you know what kind of heater it is? From the pics, I'd have to assume radiator or convection. If it's convection, with no fans to force the air out, it probably isn't that big a deal; the air should theoretically just rise to the top of the room. If it's a radiator, I'd suspect you're slowly cooking your plants from the inside.

    Whatever the case, I'd put a thermometer between the heater and the closest plant, turn the heater on, wait 30 minutes or so, and see what the thermometer reads. I'd bet money it's not 72.

    All that said, yeah, that's definitely not near enough light unless they're getting a lot of natural light through a window or something that the pictures didn't capture. Your plants might be "thriving" for the time being, but they aren't going to last if those bulbs are the only light they get.

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    With my plants i have 8 cfls like the one in your lamp and 1 2 bulb shop light and a single shop light and its jsut enough to keep them alive but not enough color, so you def. need more light. Look into a 3 rack grow hut greenhouse thing they are cheep and it will answer your temp and humidity problems plus the under sides of the rack will give you somewhere to put the lights rather than on the pot under the leafs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ReApEr View Post
    I'd assume putting a heater right on top of your plants like that, blowing directly on them, is a good way to dehydrate them real quick. While the heater may be set to 72, the air that comes out of it is not 72. Do you know what kind of heater it is? From the pics, I'd have to assume radiator or convection. If it's convection, with no fans to force the air out, it probably isn't that big a deal; the air should theoretically just rise to the top of the room. If it's a radiator, I'd suspect you're slowly cooking your plants from the inside.

    Whatever the case, I'd put a thermometer between the heater and the closest plant, turn the heater on, wait 30 minutes or so, and see what the thermometer reads. I'd bet money it's not 72.

    All that said, yeah, that's definitely not near enough light unless they're getting a lot of natural light through a window or something that the pictures didn't capture. Your plants might be "thriving" for the time being, but they aren't going to last if those bulbs are the only light they get.
    No that's not what i am doing it has a fan to blow the heat out i put i thermometer between the heater and the closes plant and if you did bet sorry but you would have lost money that is the exact temp. also i guess i will try to get one more light at wal-mart or somewhere thanks for your opionion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rball0406 View Post
    With my plants i have 8 cfls like the one in your lamp and 1 2 bulb shop light and a single shop light and its jsut enough to keep them alive but not enough color, so you def. need more light. Look into a 3 rack grow hut greenhouse thing they are cheep and it will answer your temp and humidity problems plus the under sides of the rack will give you somewhere to put the lights rather than on the pot under the leafs.
    Ok thanks for the comment i will take your advice but sorry i don't think i have the room for a greenhouse/growrack right now thanks

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