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    Yeah, ventricosa should do really well in those temps.
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    Mannex17,

    Perhaps you should consider placing fluorescent lights above your tank, covering the sides with foil and placing a CPU fan in it (i.e., convert it into a terrarium). This will provide your plants with good light and air circulation as well as stable/manageable temperatures and humidity.
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    Yeah, but if it was that cool here, I would take advantage of it and grow N. ventricosa outside and save electricity.
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    I understand. But please be aware that 40W (plenty for 10gal) and 80W (plenty for 20gal) fluorescent lighting puts out a ton of light but uses the equivalent electricity of a SINGLE incandescent bulb.

    So you could have a brightly lit terrarium for the equivalent cost of adding a single typical lightbulb to your home!
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    But if you just grow them outside, you save yourself the cost of that single light bulb.
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    Point taken. Trust me, I wish I could grow mine outside!
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    I do too! I must grow my P. primuliflora, D. adelae and N. ventricosa all inside in the grow chamber because I can't grow them outside.
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    I have decided to keep the plants under the tanks during the night, but take the tanks off during the day.

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