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Thread: (Hopefully)Rescue: Lowe's Darlingtonia californica

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    ... you are a beast man... that's one of the most epic things i've ever seen...

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    Very cool! You essentially just put together the contraption I've been thinking about building for a couple years. I hope it works out for you. Keep us updated!
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Haha, well, I hope all of you are right. Your comments are definitely reassuring! Maybe I'll keep them alive! Whee!


    Edit: Just realized the forum auto-capitalized my "californica" in the title. Bah! Silly forum! Doesn't it know that binomial nomenclature does not call for the capitalization of the species epithet!? LOL, get'm, Joseph!

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    HaHA ReApEr did you use a pump to make the water come out of the pipes?

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    Yes indeed, eou.

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    A pretty big one right. One more thing estimate how much did all of that cost and could you pm me on how you built it please. I would like to try that.

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    The pump was the smallest, cheapest I saw at Home Depot. I think it was $18 when I bought it, but that was a while ago so my memory may be fuzzy. Regardless, you don't need a big pump to pump water up a foot. Any hobby/fountain pump you find at Home Depot or Lowes or whatnot will probably work fine.

    That said, all the other info you requested is in the first post. I can't really describe in words how I built it better than the pictures will show. The hole I cut by drilling holes in each of the corners and putting a hacksaw blade through and using good ol' elbow grease to saw through it. If you take that route, do yourself a favor... well, two favors: 1) wear gloves, leather if possible. 2) position the blade so it cuts on the upstroke, not the downstroke.

    As far as cost, as said in the OP, it only cost me a few dollars because I had most everything available at home. If I had to guess, if you were starting from total scratch, an ice chest could be had for around $20, the pump for around $20, some tubing for a couple bucks, some PVC for a couple bucks, and some PVC parts for yet another couple bucks... somewhere around $45, give or take. You can probably save a good amount by getting an ice chest at Good Will or something, used. None of this, of course, factors in lighting if you plan on growing indoors.

    Hope that helps. Happy to answer any further questions.

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