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    Tamlin, thanks for the drainage comment. It is something I am worried about for sure. Though, I have a friend who has lots of bogs in undrained beds and his are growing strong after years. Another thing I am wondering about... A/C drainage water... It is not distilled but is actually water from the atmosphere, think it can be used for CP's? It get's pricey and I have to walk a half mile (no problem really there) in the sun with four gallons of water every couple of days.
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    A/C is fine for use on CPs. Just be sure the coils and drip tray are clean otherwise you could introduce the molds and slimes that tend to grow there to your plants. While they probaly won't hurt your plants they do produce nutrients and are unsightly.

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    BCK beat me to it, but yeah AC water is ok. Water from a dehumidifier also works. THe reason I mentioned it is I lost my former collection which was in an undrained terrarium.....was good for over a decade then it went to hades in a matter of a week. Since then I have stuck to growing protocol where I can regularly flush out accumulated salts. I was religious in my use of distilled water too but after time things just seem to go bad no matter ho careful you are. Sarracenia seem a little more forgiving than Drosera.
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    Well, my Sarracenia went from fantastic, to weird contorted shapes with no openings and burned tips. The drosera are fine. I am wondering if I sink a pipe down into the nether regions and periodically pumped out the water, if that would equate drainage.

    I got these containers at IKEA for a song, spending 150.00 for all of them whereas normally that would be the price for one (or more). They are a lifetime investment and I would not jepordize them by trying to drill a hole in the bottom.
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