I'm a newbie to CP growing. I was thinking that I did my research before I got my first package, but it seems I was wrong. My plants are unhappy, but why, I do not know. The gist of the matter I explained here:
I've read many FAQs and cultivation guidelines which stressed the importance of lighting, claiming that most plants die because of insufficient lighting. I have a 400 W sodium discharge lamp, hanging 30 cm above soil level. I use a small fan to prevent heat from building up inside the glass tank. Also, I used this light source for only a day and a half. (This is my third day with my plants.) I know that most CPs grow directly beneath tropical sunlight, and I know that insufficient lighting can easily kill plants, but is the reverse also true? Is my light source too strong? Or are they unhappy because of the physical trauma they suffered (my cat rolling over the bags) and the shock of transplantation?
Help is much appreciated.
Moisture/mist in the tank:
Plants sitting in water (please zoom to inspect individual plants)
Some plants look fine, while others are quite unhappy.
Edited by Emre, 19 September 2010 - 06:42 AM.