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    nepguy,
    What kind of medium do you use? You say it stays in the 80s in your enclosure. Does that mean your plants never cool down below that at night? How close are your lamps to the plants? Do your fans stay on all the time, or are they timed to come on at intervals?

    These chephs. are on my intermediate shelf no enclosure. But with the mass of plants i can keep the humidity up well above 50 percent all the time.I just use a pre -mix that i purchased from a well known cp grower in the north west USA area, if you want the name pm me. I dont think cephs. are as picky as all that , just as long as they drain realy well, if you plan on dividing, live sphag may be a problem though as it will tangle and make it very hard to seperate with out damaging the roots, av8tor1 has helped me massively and is the one i go to for advise, ive only seperated one ceph rescently, and all the divisions seem to be doing ok, but there are several pitchers on each division that will be lost, though i think all will survive and do well by next year, and ill have 6 hummers from the one plant, yipie!
    I didnt mean to mislead, yes the lights are on a timer ,and as the season moves along ill reduce it an half an hour about every other week starting in mid July down to ten hours a day, I did the opposite back in Jan. this is how i did it last year and they seemed to come back very well this season, so yes there is a cool down at night to say 74 , and may be 70 some nights. The fans are on the same timers, so off at night , on during the day as long as the lights are on.
    The reason i mist as soon as i get home is I don't want them to be damp on top after the lights go out , i like them to dry well before lights out.
    The lights are 14 inches from the highest one in the back,to about 18 inches from the one in the front.
    you probably could go a lot closer to t-12's as they aren't as warm as the t-5's.
    Here is another shot of the reg ceph.
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    Outstanding plants Jimmy,

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    Thanks for answering my questions. I like the pick the brains of people who grow healthy, good-looking plants because they are obviously doing something right.

    I agree that cephs don't seem to be that picky about medium as long as it drains well. I recently started using aquatic pond soil in my ceph mix. APS drains fast and holds water without staying soggy. It makes up half my medium now, and the plants seem to like it..

    My cephs are under lights as well, some under T5s and some under a bank of compact fluorescent lights. I think if I were going to start again, I would probably just use the CFLs out of cheapness.

    Your plants are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    here are some up date shots, tried to get at least one from the same position .
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    This is one of the six divisions im still holding on to , from one of my hummers.
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    And here is my regular ceph, (the rest are hummers giants).
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    This hummer is looking like the one i divided in the spring when i got the six divisions.
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    Wow...jeezus that's amazing! Nice job!

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    Gotta say that's some of the best Cephs I've ever seen....Well done Jimmy

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    Beautifully grown Jimmy,
    well done mate

    Butch

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    Oh WOW!! Those are superb!! Very very nice!!!
    Fantastic pictures and plants as always!

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