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    Just starting with cp's

    Hi everyone, new to the boards. I have always been a fan of growing various plants, cactus mostly, but recently got into some cp's. Seems like a heck of a lot of fun, and it looks like there is a lot of great knowledge + info on the boards, look foward to joining in.

    As for what I've got going, I built myself a terrarium in a 2'x1'x1' aquarium, and put mirror tiles facing inward on all four sides, and have three flourescents in the top, ranging from 4500-6500K. Just to make it more fun, im trying to grow most everything from seeds. Aside from a Dionaea, "green" and a Red Nepthenes of some sort (ventricosa), everything else is from seed.

    The couple unknown variety sarrencia seeds I stratified last winter and planted in spring are up and about 2', so thats about it for now for seedlings. Also have about 120 mixed sarrencia seeds stratifying, several variesties of flytrap and some sundew ( D. stolonifera) sown in the last two weeks .

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    Welcome to TF!

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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    I don't care for cactus too much since it's all over here... but oh well. Glad you found something better to grow!
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    Welcome! Another addict...I mean, hobbyist! hehe

    You probably don't need that much lighting on your terrarium. But I guess that depends on what type of fluorescents you're talking about. I use shop lights but I know those compact fluorescent bulbs are gaining in popularity.

    You've come to the right place. Jump into the mix and have fun.
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    Sounds like your off to a great start with growing CP's, Welcome.

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    Cacti are fantastic! I don't grow too many, but my neighbor is a pro, cause that's like all he grows. Welcome to Terraforums!

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    Welcome to the forum! I ripped out an annual garden during the early part of the drought this summer and planted a small succulent garden around my mailbox. It's rained almost every day since then. (sigh) Yuccas, sedums and a couple of hardy cacti. Just another prickly problem to deal with. (sorry)
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    Welcome to TF.

    Sounds like you have a good set-up going. Congrats on trying to grow everything from seed...not only is it multitudes more rewarding (especially with Nepenthes), but it helps to preserve the genetic diversity of a species.
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