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    thanks spec [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] listen, after you put about a 1/2 inch to an inch of perlite in the bottom( cause your tank is lower), then you can add your 50/50 mix, try this, see about your bottom layer being peat/ sand mix, and your upper area have it peat/ perlite mix, the perlite gives better drainage i think. make your bottom layer as high as your pots, oh! and transplant them into bigger pots too before you put them in, will help on not moving them for potting later on [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] what do you plan on putting in there? i hope not any nep. gracilis, mine is hitting the top of my 125 already, twice! had to move the support sticks to lower the plant already, hehehe, in my tank, i have only 9 pots left exposed outside of the tank substrate, there any way of slowing my plants growth without harming them? they are growing like mad!!!!! i mean literally! my forked sundew went from 2 inch forks, to 4-5 inch forks! my first VFT is about a 10-12 inch span across the bottom now!! each pitcher is considerably bigger then the last one grown on each nep. plant. one more thing you should know, there will be a swamp smell after awhile, not a lot, but there will be. talk to ya later [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    oops, I got gracilis. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] can you get them to scramble? Otherwise I'll just take a bunch of cutings. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'm putting:

    1 Pinguicula Primuliflora (sp?)
    3 Drosera adelae
    maybe a pinguicula? (unknown ping.)
    1 or 2 dionaea muscipula (venus fly trap)
    1 unknown drosera (it looks like a capensis)
    1 Nepenthes gracilis [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    1 Nepenthes rafflesiana
    I think that's it. I'll post again if there are any more. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    oh and what temps should I use for these plants? thanks--
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    hahahahahahaha, you have a gracilis, ....hahahaha, you just dont know what your in store for, hehe, its a super fast growing plant, lol. ive looked up info on these, so far, i found out that these plants can get up to 10 feet tall! havent seen it yet, but ive read it, just go to internet explorer and type in the search: nepenthes gracilis ( i did this on www.msn.com) i keep both species of worts that ********** has and 3 dif. nep species; ventricosa, rafflesiana, and gracilis. i have multiple fly traps; dente, green dragon, common green, and a giant form of the common green, forked sundew, adelea, and spathulata, and what started as a 4" foliage plant( they lied, its larger now, lol). the temp on the tank goes like this:
    during the day, it runs between 81-84 degrees F., at night the temp. runs 78-82 degrees F. i have 6- 4 foot bulbs(G.E. sunshine tubes) on top, each one is 40 watts, so thats 240 watts of lighting they get, i have to use a fan on top of the tank, its a rotating desk fan, the rotating thing is broke, i keep it on low setting. the lighting rests on 1 inch wood stock and the fan blows on top of the lights to cool the ballasts and at the same time, it blows under the lights, barely into the tank, i have glass and plexiglass on top, i keep the middle and the right sections cracked open about 1 and a half inches, slid open, not raised, the fan air goes in and out from these 2 spots, causing air exchange, and maintains my temps, this is only during the day, at night, the fan is off and i have an electric heater on the floor, blasting it at the base, i keep the water maintained by what the texture looks on top of the peat soil, it looks wet, thats it basically, havent even used superthrive anymore, no need to really, i dont want a nightmare growth rate, heheheh! heres a pic of the tank again [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Lightbulb

    the pic didn't work, can you try posting it again?

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    heres the site again, lol. the pics there. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    is this the pic?:


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    lol, why, yes! it is! lol!
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    Ccrider1016, awesome setup. I like the log (gives it a nice "wilderness" feel).

    Spectabilis73, I have a 20 gallon tank that I've been working on which will also house a utric (haven't decided which one yet). It should work, if you balance out the pH/nitrogen/lighting levels. From what I read, once one of these is out of whack, you start to develop algae. That's really the only concern...

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