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    Smile Help me with a growing rack!

    Hi guys,

    I currently keep my CPs in my terrarium (10g tank with peat/sand/coir mix) or my sunny windowsill. I am planning on putting a plant rack together to give me more space, better control, and overall convenience. The rack I'm looking at is a wire shelf found here. I'd like to confine all of my indoor CPs to this rack.

    Here's a picture of that rack:


    I plan to sit this in my sunny window and supplement with some artificial lights, probably CFL.

    I think I will empty out the soil from my 10g terrarium and use it to individually pot all the plants (mainly droseras), then I can have a nice little OCD-friendly terrarium. I'd like to have this just for sundews. I have an empty 20 Long that would be nice for Lowland neps; if I expand my LL collection past my 1 amp (which I would really like to do), I think that's what I'll use it for.

    I'd like to have the top tier or two be for HLs and my future Ceph. I'm wondering if I should wrap 3 sides of a certain tier in plastic to help keep the humidity up a bit. My room is over a garage, so in the winter it gets really dry.

    I'm just starting to get my thoughts together on this, so any help/concerns/comments/advice/etc. would be greatly appreciated.

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    Sounds like a good plan. Just make sure that the plants on the bottom do not get deprived of light because of other pots above them. Good luck

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    Sounds pretty good. Just keep in mind that you will need A LOT of windowsill light to keep sundews happy. I would definitely recommend either rigging up CFLs or placing a reflective material behind the pots to double the natural light intensity. The humidity should be kept up around any LL neps. Good luck!

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