Yunzi

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Yunzi last won the day on January 12 2017

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    Scuba, Whisky (no 'e'), growing things.

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  1. Yunzi

    Thinking About Picking Up a Ceph

    My huge ceph has been growing fine on a S facing window for several years now. Some of its offspring spent a winter in my highland tank with nighttime temps down to 8 degrees C with no ill affects at all. For watering, I water from the bottom, allow to dry then add more. In the past I've had them wetter and as long as some airflow is present they seem fine with that too.
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    Chelsea 2018 photos

    Great shots - and we do appreciate it, especially given how awkward this site makes posting pictures! It is quiet here, I'm having continual connection issues to the site and that with the tapatalk stuff makes me think most people have just given up and gone elsewhere.
  3. It looks like a great setup.... however from my limited knowledge, 6500k leds would be better. I'd be interested to see how it goes to be honest, I'd think if the LEDs are really 4w (true 4w) then the ceph might be ok, but the sundews would be too shaded. I've used 3w cree 6500k leds (futureeden seller on ebay) and 5 of those worked well in a very small tank over some sundews. For my 'big' highland (orchids and a couple neps) tank I went back to using t5 bulbs as it was easier to get the setup I wanted.
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    question about pinguicula debbertiana

    They're roots - a couple of mine do it too. I don't believe it's anything to worry about.
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    Blocked by CPUK host

    For a while now I've been getting a blank page when trying to access cpuk from home. It works fine from work and over 4G on my phone as well as via a vpn or proxy when at home. Finally got so annoyed when trying to look something up, I did some digging. It looks like 198.55.96.130 is the final 'hop' I can access when doing a traceroute . From the IP I think this belongs to the host company for CPUK. Is there any reason my home IP or IP range would be blocked?
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    Hydroponics shops

    What did you buy? I want some net pots for orchids and some perlite, but I cant bring myself to go in for much the same reason :-)
  7. I want to prefix this with the fact I'm very very very far from an expert, but I've used those LEDS (the 6500k white and the purple grow ones) from that seller and roughly worked it out to 1-2 LEDS per plant when I was growing Drosera but my lights and space were much smaller. I now use 2x39W sunblaster tubes and my highlands showed some 'red' on older leaves, but still seem happy enough in my L111cm x W58cm x H39cm space. Assuming those 2 things - I'd guess 100W of LEDs would be high but acceptable. If you build it - I'd love to see pictures.
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    DNS problems with CPUK

    Whereas - http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.cpukforum.com Shows it as up. I opened the original post under this name 'DNS problems with CPUK' which hurriedly got locked by admin....hmmm. Seems pretty obviously a DNS issue which is why some sites/people see it as down. If you add the ip address above (198.55.96.143) to your hosts file you can work around the DNS problems. From a very quick look on some online tools, it seems the only issue is a missing SOA record which *might* be the reason some DNS servers including Googles are not listing the domain. Or it may have been dropped for some other reason.
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    DNS problems with CPUK

    Not sure if this is in the admins power to solve - but I can no longer load CPUK on my home connection. Doing a bit more digging it appears as if the google DNS servers I use (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) don't return a valid A record. I've tried flushing the entry in googles DNS cache using their online tool, but it still gives a blank return. Other DNS servers give the correct A record response. I wonder if recent issues with malware have caused them to remove the record. It may be something the CPUK ISP should investigate.
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    CPS email newsletter released

    Anyone above ever get an email? Nothing here. This I suspect will be the last year I join.
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    CPS email newsletter released

    Nothing here either. My membership ran out at the end of May and although I renewed before then, I wonder if no one ticked the 'still active' box next to my email address although I did get a membership card.
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    Drosera Dichrosepala

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    Pings waking up?

    My Mexican pings have largely been 100% dry since they started to move to the winter buds (couple species that didnt I gave a little water to). They're on a sunny windowsill and kept in covered trays so hitting about 27deg C with the sunny weather. A couple look to be coming into the summer leaves so is it safe to now give all water (a little from the tray) or just those waking up? Also I might uncover them (how they were last year) as I think the hot sun and warm room is not helping a couple of Ehlersiaes I've got which are now looking a little pale :-(
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    P. ehlersiae 'Victoria'

    P. ehlersiae 'Victoria' Flower and winter rosette.