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    In my experience, cheap (think $20-$50) chinese...

    In my experience, cheap (think $20-$50) chinese lights have a few problems:

    the manufacturers typically recommend running them for no more than 4-6 hours a time so they need to be turned off for...
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    So many great ideas indeed! Madrone, thanks...

    So many great ideas indeed!

    Madrone, thanks for describing your setup. The use of "catchment" containers is interesting. By the way, what water pump do you have?

    I'm unsure of where to get...
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    humanbian, I'm also looking for something small...

    humanbian, I'm also looking for something small as most of my plants are indoors. The system you linked looks pretty cool though I wonder if sphagnum would benefit from misting more than from a drip...
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    Automatic misters

    On a related note to the automatic watering thread, does anyone use any automatic misters?

    I'm especially interested in using automatic misters to keep live sphagnum healthy. I love live sphagnum...
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    Is storing anything on google drive (or similar)...

    Is storing anything on google drive (or similar) a viable alternative? Apparently you can even publish static websites on google drive (without a domain name). Google sites may also be free for...
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    That kind of maintenance isn't bad at all! I'm...

    That kind of maintenance isn't bad at all!

    I'm curious about the airstone. Wouldn't the plant roots get all the oxygen they need from the air that is forced into the soil as the water drains out?...
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    Wow awesome replies! adnedarn, are you...

    Wow awesome replies!

    adnedarn, are you referring to the watering globes that are made out of glass that you stick into the soil? Having to refill it every 5 to 9 days is already an improvement...
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    Automatic watering systems for nepenthes

    I keep about 4 nepenthes indoors but am thinking about getting a bunch more (I love neps). Watering them takes a bit more effort than I'd like especially when compared to how I water the rest of my...
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    Assuming you have the Mars hydro 300w, 9 inches...

    Assuming you have the Mars hydro 300w, 9 inches is unnecessarily close, especially for sundews and pings. I would keep the light at a height of 18-24 inches above the canopy of your plants. But keep...
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    I have humidity/temperature sensors in each of my...

    I have humidity/temperature sensors in each of my growing spaces that are logging measurements several times each hour. I'm growing most plants indoors and a few outdoors, so the humidity...
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    Keeping VFTs indoors is tricky. It's simpler and...

    Keeping VFTs indoors is tricky. It's simpler and a lot more affordable to keep them outside as you don't have to worry about dormancy or providing sufficient light. I keep my VFTs indoors because I...
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    Thanks for the advice! Is it important to put...

    Thanks for the advice!

    Is it important to put the seeds under lights or are they better being in dark/low light? I realize the seedlings will need a decent amount of light once the seeds...
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    Tips for germinating CP seeds?

    Hey Everyone! I'm new and happy to be here. I've been growing CPs for about a year, mostly indoors under LEDs. I've recently started getting more seeds and have had terrible luck (read: I lack skill)...
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