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    Wonderful terrarium Ram! I love the naturalist approach to terrariums (that's how my planted fish aquariums look) but when I try a nonaquatic environment I always end up with a horrible sulfur smell after a year or so. I've tried using pure peat, peat/sand, peat/sand/pearlite with a bottom layer of gravel, almost a whole bale of pure wisconsin sphagnum and false bottom... I am never able to keep the tank from eventually fouling, usually in summer. How is your soil doing? Do you change it often or?

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    Mindmaze, I also got my raff from Phil and Jaie. It currently looks like your first pic, nice and green. Over time, will the pitchers get more red like your subsequent pics? Is the red due to light, age or both?
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    swords, borrow a page from your early aquarium days... charcoal! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I lined the bottom of the tank with orchidbark, which contained a lot of high'grade charcoal...

    however! I will say the tank is just now approaching a year, the soil is nice and green with live sphagnum on the top, but later this month, I am thinking of re-doing the entire terrarium...
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    The red coloration comes naturally, it just takes a while.. in my case 9 months. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] If you give it lots of light though the color on the pitchers should be darker, or at least that's my experience with other neps.

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    Yep you guessed it Larry hehe! It is both. Typically young Nepenthes will not look like adults in both shape and color. Higher light levels will however promote stronger coloration as the plant gets larger. So without good light levels you may never see intense coloring even if the plant is currently capable.
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    Quote (RamPuppy @ Oct. 13 2002,8:35)
    Oh, and this is my raff as of a few months ago... it's bigger now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]







    To the left is Ventricosa X Maxima, behind it is N. Homus Depoitcus.

    All the pothos and purple jew has since been stripped out of the tank... the green patches you see are both D. Spathulata and the live Sphagnum that has since formed mats over much of the tank.

    there are some baby sars I had started in there, and a large purp that is now outside... all in all, the tank looks NOTHING like what it used to... but it's still a pretty pic.[/QUOTE]
    wow! nice terrarium! I haven't made mine yet [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Quote (mindmaze128 @ Oct. 11 2002,4:10)
    I also got a N raff from phil and jeff, but that was back in February. It went through he11 a few weeks ago (the whole bird thing) but thankfully it was just a "flesh wound."

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    Sorry for the big files everyone, but I'm learning to use photoshop, and I'm having trouble making small jpegs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

    Júl[/QUOTE]
    I don't see it anymore! could you post it again? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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