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    Just over a week since the first pictures and new growth is clearly visible...


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    cool, looks like it's growing well!

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    Its been 3 months now I wonder how the Ceph is doing

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    Well... it's bad and good news. A while back I decided to add some seaweed extract to the nutrient reservoir but, unfortunately, the Cephalotus objected to this and all the pitchers started to shrivel. To rectify the situation, I flushed the rockwool and cleaned out the reservoir. Since then the plant has been making a slow recovery and has started to put out pitchers again:


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    While searching for something else I stumbled across this thread, and had a question.

    With the clay aggragate top dressing are you getting moss growing on it? Provided you have high enough humidity to grow the moss. I'm still looking for a good way to not grow moss .

    I set up a larger version of this about the same time, although I'm not using any nutrients. So far I'm having no problems growing any of the CPs in there like this.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=121824

    Back to my searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    With the clay aggragate top dressing are you getting moss growing on it? Provided you have high enough humidity to grow the moss. I'm still looking for a good way to not grow moss
    Unfortunately, yes it supports moss. I have actualy had to de-commission this setup as it got overrun with algae. The reason for the algae bloom was due to light being able to enter the nutrient reservoir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Unfortunately, yes it supports moss. I have actualy had to de-commission this setup as it got overrun with algae. The reason for the algae bloom was due to light being able to enter the nutrient reservoir.
    Atleast it would be easy to fix that problem with your setup, so far I have not had a bloom but I have algae growing in the water. I don't see it being a problem for me as I could tear down/clean and completely rebuild it in about 1 hour.

    Someday I'll figure out how to not grow mosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    Someday I'll figure out how to not grow mosses.
    .... & then share the solution with the rest of us...

    I'm trying to use a topcoat of 1/8 - 1/4" of sand. If the sand is too fine, it only slows the mosses but doesn't stop them. I've got to get some larger grained sand to try some more. However, even if this works, it won't work for the really small-leaf utrics - only the ones that have foliage large enough to make it through the topcoat.

    Moss colonizes the aquasoil?
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