I'm completely new to carnivorous plants, all I know about them is what I have found through the internet since Christmas, so I'm welcoming any info that you guys think appropriate.
I'm actually not at all new to plants. I am into planted aquariums and aquascaping, and also emersed aquascaping which is basically aquatic plants grown not under, but above water in wet conditions. I'm aware that CP's have quite different needs, yet I think its still an adventage and I perhaps won't start from 0 but lets say 1 :)
Here is a link to the Nature Aquarium Gallery in Niigata, Japan and a link to what I do:
And what I would like to know.
For Cristhmas, I got this 'terrarium' from IKEA from my girlfriend. Its not a terrarium, its what we call in Hungarian a "florarium". Basically its for growing small orchids, bromelias in pots, yet enclosed in a more humid environment then open air.
It is not airtight, but has a tray for pouring water in it at the bottom. It has two simple doors at the top for access of the insides. I'll be lighting with 2x20 W 6500K of PowerCompact fluorescent lighting (works really well with aquatic plants) which is quite enough according to this guide (I made the calculations with a camera): http://www.sarraceni...aq/faq3400.html
I'm gonna start with easier CP's (Dionaea, some easier Drosera species, Uttricularias and maybe an easy pitcher plant species)
Plants will be in pots, substrate will be 50-50% peat moss and sand.
Watering will be RO water (I've been using a RO unit for a long time for my planted tanks)
What do you guys say, will this setup work? Please change or add to anything I have written. Thanks in advance!
Edited by schruz, 04 January 2012 - 22:33 PM.