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  1. I am by far not an expert on rubra or us climate. But looking at a map, you are not far from rubra natural distribution and on the same latitude. That sounds like a Good place to grow them in my general horticultural knowledge and experience. I guess there are Only two ways of finding out. Find someone that has tried in your area or try it yourself. All successful gardeners have killed a few plants learning.
  2. Looking for lights designed for potheads is the best way for success. The customers have high demand in light quality and are very aware of costs. Most of our cps are sun lovers. Very few of them would dislike strong light. The problem with strong light could be temperature as some strong lights get really hot. At least the model Mars hydro i use (sp250) is performing very well in both light and heat.
  3. Copper is good at stopping slugs. At least the ones I have in my garden dont ever cross copper. So I have put old copper pipes around my crop garden. I dont have a bog, but i imagine it makes no difference.
  4. Wow!! I want to know more about the big tank. What are the Environment like and how do you keep it?
  5. The pings were rooted in 50/50 peat/växer. They were all sold after, so no long term experience. Br Magnus
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    Sarracenias are temperate species and dont do very well in living room conditions. In the long run they Will die if not given the neccesary dormancy. Put them outside, problem solved.
  7. I get so inspired by this! In 4 years I Will have more plants than can fit in my greenhouse. Really need to start planning. Thanks for the inspiration.
  8. Hmm, I like miniatures. Then I can keep many species in my small awailable space. Small pinguicula and utricularia inside. Outside I have more space, so there I go wild on sarracenias. I guess the conclusion is that the Most satisfying plants to grow is the Ones you can give needed space and correct Environment. Too many plants in a too small space or wrong Environment does not thrive. Plants that do not thrive are not as exiting as the Ones that do.
  9. I have read that they respond bad to fast changes. Slow changes is better. Mine have been in the tomatoes greenhouse during the hot and dry part of the summer. Lots of dew. Br Magnus
  10. They do Good in living room conditions. What is that normally? 35-50??
  11. Mine are branded as fractal design. But any computer fan Will do fine. Br Magnus
  12. That is so individual given tank size, dimentions, local climate, light etc. Something we all need to experiment with until we find a solution that works best for us. My final solution is a bit high etc, but works for me: Small fans circulating internally 12 hours during the day. The tank has passive ventilation low front to roof, not enough for my tank in summer with my misting. And a little too much in the winter. So I put a quite strong fan in the top to push air backwards when needing, creating a quite dynamic air flow. That fan is on a humidostat and Only runs when humidity is too high. Good luck with your build.
  13. Could it be springtails? If so, no harm for your plants. Br Magnus
  14. Do concider the difficulties to measure humidity. Double check with more than one device. 30 is low and not for certain a correct measurement.
  15. I second argo. As long as the plant is sacrificed to the test and not the fish it is not a big deal. Maybe I try once I have an excess of sarracenias to sacrifice. My collection is quite small at the moment. Br Magnus
  16. No experience myself with that combination, but ill imagine "full of fish" equals too much fertilizer for the plant. I dont know what fish it is. But low ph as sarracenias wants is not really Good for Most ornamental garden pond fish. At least not in a pond full of fish which needs biological filtration to keep the fish healthy. So....I would not try myself. Br Magnus
  17. What answer do you expect on how much? Type, Watt, Lumen, Lux, pur, par or duration? Light is not as easy to quantify as leangth or weight. Better to learn your own plants under your own conditions. Unfortunattely some plants will die meanwhile.
  18. Adult sarracenias dont do very well in the winter in heated appartement. They Will need to experience winter dormancy.
  19. Light is Only one of the challenges. Even harder to give them indoors is winter dormancy. I would suggest growing species that dont need winter dormancy instead. I have mars hydro sp 150 for my high demanding plants. Stainless steal needs to be acid tolerant in order to be safe in the long term. Br Magnus
  20. It is not about led or sun. It is type of led, filtered or not. Direct or indirect. Duration and how strong. With that beeing Said. I have no more experience than you. Me seedlings is just 6 months now. However, the concept of light and photosyntesis is the same for any plants. Br Magnus
  21. If the plant can survive winter without extra light is dependent of your location. From the answer given you now know that it works in Italy. I can add that I have failed in south facing Window in Gothenburg, Sweden. I have no idea about Paysley, but for sure the conditions have more similarities to Gothenburg than Italy. I would give supplemental light.
  22. There are not much difference really for the task. When I was into coral reef aquarium I switch the unit every year and sold the last one scheap to carnivourus growers. I am still using the last one 5 years later. You Will need to get some ball valve and plummings done to attach it safely to your tap. Not a big deal, but if you dont feel safe doing it, get a plummer to do it for you. Br Magnus
  23. I would go for the place that gets Most sun. I would go for 1 then. But I guess it has to do with your climate as well.
  24. Mexican pings in constant high humidity and temperature tends to skip dormancy and flower less. Br Magnus