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Thread: First CP is a VFT, need help!

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    keep it in the lights you have now
    then after christmas, place it in the window if possible.
    but as a north window, i dont know much light you will get to the plant.

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    Ok, so let me go through my action points:

    1. Take plant out of terrarium
    2. Put it in the aquarium
    3. In the morning turn on the lights
    4. After soil is just damp, put in a bowl of 1/4" water
    5. After XMas put in north window


    Sound good?
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    i dont like the north window part, too bad you dont have any others...
    i would actually leave it in the terrarium, in or out, its not going to matter because your going to put it back in.
    unless you have another way if suspending the light over the plant, your terrarium is about the only option you have right now.

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    Looks like I'll be buying one for my CP's earlier than expected. I think I am going to be getting some shelves from my mom that will hold multiple aquariums. We have no east facing windows so most of the good light will have to come from bulbs. I know I have an old desklamp somewhere, I could get a plant light for that and just put it under it. Would that work ok?
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    a desk lamp isnt going to do very much....
    the cheapest you can do, and it is cheap trust me
    is go to home depot or lowes or some hardware store
    buy one of the 8 dollar pre-wired shoplight fixtures
    and buy some 2 dollar soft white or daylight fluorescent tubes for it.
    id get about 2 light fixtures and 4 bulbs for each rack you are doing.

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    Ok, sounds good. I'll take some more pictures in a couple days to see if there are ANY differences. I really do appreciate the help! Hope you and yours has an excellent Holiday!
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    here are a couple of my dentate traps i am growing with a 65w Fluorex light and a 26w repti glo bulb.

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    have an excellent holiday yourself, hope everything goes well with you!
    if your VFT doesnt live, just get another when you know you can grow it.
    andy here has a nice little selection of VFTs that he can happily sell you.
    http://flytrapshop.com
    he always sends healthy plants, so hes a good seller.

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