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    Thanks.Right now I have a submersible heater under the false bottom,water is about 4" deep. I aso have a Hagen 402 powerhead/filter which is attatched to the waterfall.The daytime temperature is almost 80 and drops down to about 70 at night. I have a zoomed fogger hooked up to a timer,it comes on three times a day,for 15 minutes at a time,and I also run a Tropicaire humidifier, so my humidity is a constant 85 %. At this time as you can see from the photo I have lots of bromeliads,and tropicals,however because it is so damp and moist I think the nepenthes ampullaria would be a good choice.From the research I have done my environment would be well suited to some of the lowlanders.My substrate right now is a mix of coconut coir/coarse sand/orchid bark & spagnum moss.My viv dimentions are 20X20X24" tall.If I were to remove some of the larger broms what do you suggest I start with?
    Since I am new to this any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    That's a very nice viv setup you have built for your self deedle. Since you live in BC, maybe you have heard of Hawaiian Botanicals. They are based out of Richmond BC, just on the outskirts of Vancouver. They not only sells mini bromeliads, ferns, and tropicals, but also an assortment of Nepenthes, both highland and lowland varieties. You can visit them at their website, or just phone Jack or Jeannie at 1-604-270-7712. I talk to them all the time, and they are very friendly and helpful folks.

    Unfortunately most CP vendors in the states are unwilling to ship to Canada.

    Also, there is a Canadian CP forum called the Ontario Carnivorous Plants Society. Lots of friendly and helpful CP growers frequent the site. And come springtime, you can even trade plants with them, within Canada, without having to be concerned about any paperwork or sending plants across borders.

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    That's a really sweet vivarium you got going on there. You ever thought about Dart Frogs? I think you got it man, Ampullaria seems like it would do just fine in there. It looks like you would have to have some kind of unique substrate set up for it.... I dont know. Could be even radder than it already is though
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvg View Post
    That's a very nice viv setup you have built for your self deedle. Since you live in BC, maybe you have heard of Hawaiian Botanicals. They are based out of Richmond BC, just on the outskirts of Vancouver. They not only sells mini bromeliads, ferns, and tropicals, but also an assortment of Nepenthes, both highland and lowland varieties. You can visit them at their website, or just phone Jack or Jeannie at 1-604-270-7712. I talk to them all the time, and they are very friendly and helpful folks.

    Unfortunately most CP vendors in the states are unwilling to ship to Canada.

    Also, there is a Canadian CP forum called the Ontario Carnivorous Plants Society. Lots of friendly and helpful CP growers frequent the site. And come springtime, you can even trade plants with them, within Canada, without having to be concerned about any paperwork or sending plants across borders.
    Thanks so much.It was a fun project.Yes I am very familiar with Hawaiian Botanicals,purchased my tillandsia and broms from them.I live about 20 minutes away from Richmond,so I can go shopping often.I don't know if thats a good thing,because when I started I was convinced that I was going to keep mainly bromeliads, however now that I have discovered all the strangely beautiful carnivorous plants I am planning a visit to HB on Monday. Thanks also for the CP Canada tip.I will check it out for sure. This is a great site, lots of good info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    That's a really sweet vivarium you got going on there. You ever thought about Dart Frogs? I think you got it man, Ampullaria seems like it would do just fine in there. It looks like you would have to have some kind of unique substrate set up for it.... I dont know. Could be even radder than it already is though
    Thanks.Yes I have considered dart frogs,however I wanted to get the environment stable before I added any critters. I also travel a lot, so I didn't want to leave my housesitter a difficult species to care for.Last summer i was away for 4 weeks ,and at the time my vivarium was still a mini reef,long story short, after a month away I returned to a tank full of the dreaded"red slime". I have my viv on timers for lights and fogger,so it won't require much maintenance.What kind of lighting requirements do the lowlands prefer? Currently I have a coralife twin 65 watt/tube for a total of 130 watts,10,000 K. I also run an actinic lamp in the 420 nanometer range,but just at night when the main lights go out.

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    Just so you know your avatar (raccoon) is extremely offensive as they think Sarrecenia are pixie sticks full o' yummy bugs! =0

    Seriously though, that is a beauuuuuutiful vivarium, nice work indeed.
    Good growing, Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by justjack View Post
    Just so you know your avatar (raccoon) is extremely offensive as they think Sarrecenia are pixie sticks full o' yummy bugs! =0

    Seriously though, that is a beauuuuuutiful vivarium, nice work indeed.

    Hahaha, you are the third person who has "trashed" my avatar(kidding) most peeps just think it's kinda creepy. So here is a new photo of the viv, removed all the broms and tropicals.Took out all the existing soil and replaced with nep mix. went to Hawaiian Botanicals and bought.
    n.rafflesiena,n.madagascarensis,n.sanguinea, d.adalae,and d.venusta.
    I also joined the Canadian forum,so if you don't see me "here" I am there!
    Thanks for your kind review

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