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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
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    Butch, what's your light cycle on? How long are your lights on for?

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    hey josh..

    ummm probably back up to 18/6
    in winter i drop down to 12/12

    this particular pitcher is shaded, but the rest of the plant is getting quite a bit.

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    Reason I ask, I used to run a constant 18/6 but thing were growing so slowly. Friend of mine got a butchensis from me and in a few months its twice the size of mine and the only thing different is the photo period.

    I dropped down to 10.5/13.5 like he runs constantly and see how things do.

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    josh,

    I wouldn't think reducing the photoperiod would result in twice the growth rate.
    I guess anything is possible, but I have never observed this.

    The limiting factor could be any number of things.

    Parameters on top of the list are:
    • temps are not optimal (too low or too high)
    • water is too pure
    • diff in feedings (frequency, amount or type)
    Last edited by Av8tor1; 05-25-2015 at 06:18 AM.

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    In my experience, that nighttime temperature drop trumped everything else. It is daunting to think that a tropical can experience near freezing temperatures in the wild. I had some under lights with 18/6 cycles, while others received natural light with a more varying photoperiod; but all of the rapid growth (well, as rapid as villosa can be) occurred in the Fall and Winter . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    In my experience, that nighttime temperature drop trumped everything else. It is daunting to think that a tropical can experience near freezing temperatures in the wild. I had some under lights with 18/6 cycles, while others received natural light with a more varying photoperiod; but all of the rapid growth (well, as rapid as villosa can be) occurred in the Fall and Winter . . .
    Good observations BigB & B. I found something similar as my macrophylla started getting larger. In summer, they stopped growing...look stunted and stressed. The moment winter rolled around, leaf growth resumed and it started growing a lot better. This time I am trying to use an AC to cool them...so lets see how it goes.

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