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#1 hgwqhge

 
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

Hello. I am going to set up a terrarium for growing carnivorous plants.
I have an aquarium ( 100 cm long[39.3 inches] x 40 cm[15.7 inches] wide x 50cm[19.6 inches] high. It's volume is 200 liters [52.8 gallons]. I plan to use 2 x 24 W T5 and 2 x 39 W T5 lights. Also i will add reflectors to the light....
The lights I want to buy are Narva lights.
They have 6000K and
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I am going to grow the following plants in the terrarium:
Drosera alicae
Drosera adelae
Drosera burmannii
Drosera binata (only young plants)
Drosera capensis "typical"
Drosera capensis"alba"
Drosera pygmea
Drosera oblanceolata
Drosera pulchella x nitidula
Drosera scorpiodes
Drosera spatulata
Drosera spatulata 'Frasier Island'
Nepenthes x ventrata (young plants)
Pinguicula emarginata
Utricularia bisquamata 'Betty's Bay'
Utricularia longifolia
Utricularia livida
Utricularia dichotoma
Utricularia praelonga
Utricularia parthenopipes
Utricularia subulata
Utricularia sandersonii
Stylidium debile
and a few non-carnivorous plants

Each plant is going to be in it's own pot!

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

They are good in the blue region but a little weak in the 660nm chlorophyll a absorption band. Maybe one of these and one with more at the red end would be better.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 14:31 PM

How about a combination of 3 day lights and 1 nature.

Narva nature:
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 16:09 PM

Think I would go for more nature than daylight, or perhaps equal numbers of each. The nature one looks better for photosyntheses. Plants make more use of red light than blue and can't use green.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 16:18 PM

Well... I had a bad experience with a nature light in my aquarium. When I used it all the fast growing, tall plants died.... On the other side java moss and anubias plants grew well....

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 19:39 PM

Most of the plants you selected will do fine in that kind of lighting. However, I doubt that the utrics will bloom under that kind of lighting.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

I am growing my plants in terrarium since February. I have 2 "day" and 2 "nature" lights. The plants look excelent, escpecaily Utricularia. This is the first time Utricularia praelonga blooms for me.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:55 PM

Most of the plants you selected will do fine in that kind of lighting. However, I doubt that the utrics will bloom under that kind of lighting.


Why? What do they need to flower?


Thanks,
Fernando