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  1. Well I have many hobbies but the one that got me into growing plants was fish keeping. I think I actually spend more time messing with the plants than the fish! Does anyone else keep a planted fish tank? Tho I know some of you will have aquatic cp's! Tho I know nothing about them lol anyway here is a picture of one of my tanks Adam
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  2. Been there, done that. I would look elsewhere for an LED based replacement. I'm currently experimenting with the LED 'COB strips' like these... http://www.ebay.com/itm/10W-COB-LED-Strip-Light-Bulb-Lamp-White-12-24V-1000LM-for-DIY-200x10MM-Rectangle-/360934272481?pt=US_Light_Bulbs&var=&hash=item54095bede1 They seem to be working out well (3x10w in a 3 foot tank) but I have only been using them for a month or so! Provided that you can dissipate the heat then you can chain them together into whatever form you require. You will also need an appropriate 'driver' so take note of the typical forward voltage and current of the parts and stick with similar requirements for each component eg if you want to use 20W 'COB' then make them all 20W 'COB' That way you can buy an 'off the shelf' PSU. The ones I got needed about 12v/0.9A each (3 in series - 36V/0.9A) and I happened to have an appropriate 30W driver hanging around. To be honest I was not really looking at 'energy savings' or 'spectral enhancement' but control. Most (useful) lighting is 'on/off', LED can be controlled down to the last 'Lumen'.
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  3. Congrats Corky. It's close between the other two but it looks like Dino's is 4.4cm and Nigel's is 4.6.
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  4. Corky is this years winner with a huge 5cm trap. Congratulations Corky! It looks to me like Nigel's just has the edge on Dino's for 2nd place,,, or is that a draw, what do you think guys?
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  5. Yes, you can easily tell them apart, just look at the leaves. N. alata have petiolate leaves. N. ventricosa has sessile leaves. N. x ventrata has subpetiolate leaves. Both parent species are not closely related, so even the hybrid between is fairly different from both parents, even when backcrossed to have a formula like N. alata * (N. x ventrata), it is a pretty obvious N. ventrata. Sometimes it isn't so obvious when just looking at the pitchers, but the plants themselves will take on rather different shapes with N. ventrata being a lot bushier than either parent species.
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