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

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    I know from a bit of experience that it works...

    http://ocps.proboards.com/index.cgi?...ad=3713&page=2

    Mine in an almost identical setup.

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    The pics and setup are from last year - could use a little tweaking once my Darlingtonia come out of dormancy...
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    Looks real good i am going to try that of course as you can see i have already bought a pump so i pumped!

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    Oh, and I found it to be more effective if the water drip was evenly distributed throughout the container. I used aquarium tubing (blue tube in the photo) that had several holes in it, and so the water would come out at less pressure and evenly cool the entire pot and media.
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    @eou: Yeah, that oughta work fine.

    @petmantis: Haha, that's awesome! And yeah, I was initially planning on using airline tubing to have at least four outputs, but I thought that was extravagant even for me. I'll keep an eye on the temps for sure. Right now, both the outputs pour out directly onto the base of each plant, so I'm hoping that'll keep things cool enough. If not, though, I think I'll go for something like a drip system, directly under the surface. Except, of course, it'll be more than a drip. XD

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    You might want to switch to opaque tubing. Those clear lines will start getting funky real quick when you put it out in the sun. Or maybe ditch the tubes altogether; I think you'll get more evaporative cooling if you just top-water the moss. Looks good though, very clean rig as was said. I'm hoping to set up something like that to recirculate the water in all my outdoor trays - I'm sure it'll be big and clumsy though, and only a few will get the direct watering.
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    1. Lucky!!!! I can never find Darlingtonia anywhere.
    2. The planter is genius! It looks so well done, almost professional.

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    Did you have to cut a square in the lid of the cooler or is it just made that way? I already have the pump and the cooler and the vinyl tubing for the project. I hope it is not to are to do and it works out like it did for you.

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    @seedjar: How, then, would I go about getting water around the area if not by tubing? I agree that more evaporative cooling is a most welcome thing.

    @Wire Man: Me either, this was the first time I'd seen it here. Glad I got some! Thanks!

    @eou: Yes, I cut it. Again, all the info is in two of my above posts. The most difficult part was cutting the hole because it took a lot of elbow grease and the hacksaw blade was difficult to hold onto. If there's a jigsaw lying around there, that'd save you a whole lot of effort.

    EDIT: Guess I should mention I used a drill with a spade bit to cut the hole for the PVC pipe.

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