I planted my first carnivorous plant (flytrap) seeds today and thought I would check with the forum to see if there are any changes I should make to my setup before too much time passes. I am using an old seed sprouting tray with some 3"-ish starter pots inside, filled with 50/50 peat moss and perlite. I also have a few standard starter trays with other seeds that will benefit from the heater inside (peppers, basil, etc.) There is an old heating pad underneath the tray sitting on some corrugated cardboard to hopefully direct more of the heat upwards. I let the pots soak in the rain overnight and then let them heat inside before sowing the seeds. For lighting I have a 2' 2-bulb T5HO fixture providing 4000 lumens of 6500k light hooked up to a timer set to turn on half an hour before dawn, and off half an hour after sunset.
My main concern is that I might need to partially lift the lid on the tray to provide some air circulation since I have noticed that most people use covers with a few holes in them. How often should I spray the soil with water? Would reflectors be helpful? Should I have the heating pad hooked up to the timer as well or just leave it on all the time?
Also I know my drosera adelae looks terrible. No matter where I put it it either gets sunburned or doesn't have enough light. I'm hoping keeping it under the T5 fixture will help.