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    Is a heating pad a good idea?

    I bought a light today, and they included a 20 watt heating pad.

    Do you think it's a good idea to use it?
    I placed it below two of my housings and they are supposed to warm the terra to around 29 degrees Celsius.

    Mostly Drosera seeds but also one flytrap.







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    Slightly off topic but you do seem to be scattering a lot of light around where it is wasted. Can't you rig up some sort of reflector?
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    This is the light from another angle, it's a good led ramp with a spread of around 30 degrees.

    Do you think i should try to get it even closer?


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    That shadow on the wall is a lot more than 30 degrees. You could put white / reflective surfaces back there to bounce the light off and on the sides
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    @ Masonix, what were the temperatures before putting the heating pad underneath? I agree with Fred that you could be a lot more efficient with the light by adding some reflective surfaces around your containers, but with the temps already at 27C (80F for us Americans), increasing the light intensity too much might also raise the temperatures even futher. You'll also probably want to start letting those pots breathe a little. 99% RH in 80-degree air is a lot of moisture.
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    Umm, they're leds Zath
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    Shouldn't that venus fly trap be in dormancy and not in a terrarium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Shouldn't that venus fly trap be in dormancy and not in a terrarium?
    Yes.

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