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  1. There is no need to have lights on for 24 hours a day, in winter the reduction of daylight hours is a factor that enduces dormancy. Try about 16 hours a day in summer and reduce that to 12 hours a day in winter. Elliot
  2. Sarracenia (trumpet pitchers) and Dionaea (VFT) both require a winter dormancy so won't do well in a terrarium unless you move them to a cooler situation during the winter. Do you have an unheated greenhouse you could use? As for the Drosera (sundews), assuming they are sub-tropicals (most likley aliciae or capensis), they should thrive in a terrarium if given good lighting and humidity, or on a windowsill. I don't grow Nepenthes (monkey cups), but the same conditions as the Drosera should be fine. Elliot
  3. Here are a few pictures of my new setup. Its nearly finished, I just need to line the sides with mylar. Terrarium 1 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr Terrarium 2 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr Elliot
  4. These are just typicals, I do have a few of the giant clones but they are still very small.
  5. Thought I'd share some photos of a couple of my cephs, they're starting to get some colour now. Ceph 1 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr Ceph 2 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr Ceph 3 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr Elliot
  6. I agree, it does look terrible at the surface of pots. I use perlite in my mix but I have a layer of pure peat at the top of the pot, this way if you water gently or via the tray method the perlite doesn't float to the top. Elliot
  7. The bulb is 6400K, I thought this was the colour temperature needed for plant growth? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190490777429&category=3860&_trksid=p5197.c0.m619 Elliot
  8. Can anyone offer some advice? I want to get the bulbs ordered as soon as possible. Cheers, Elliot
  9. Sorry, should have mentioned that. Cephalotus and Drosera.
  10. I am planning to get a new terrarium, a clearseal 30 inch. I am currently using an 18 inch tank with a 45W CFL bulb, would 2 45W bulbs suffice for the new tank, or do you think I should get bulbs of a higher wattage. Thanks Elliot
  11. I use sphagnum moss, it works very well for me.
  12. I'd be interested to see a ceph growing under one of these lights, could have some fantastic colouration. Have you thought about trying this on cephs?
  13. Where did you get that plastic tub from? Hope you don't mind me asking.
  14. Hi Matty, I haven't created my terrarium yet, but I hope to do so soon. I'm planning on using this bulb and this fitting. Elliot
  15. I found a pic here: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29172 Looks like a nice clone.
  16. Have you considered publishing the "Dudley Watts" clone Stephen? From the pictures I've seen, the differences are noticeable when compared to other clones, it looks really rugged and prehistoric. Elliot
  17. I'm thinking of getting a Heliamphora minor and some drosera, what drosera species grow well in a terrarium?
  18. I like the idea of having a few Heliamphora but I have heard that they a difficult to care for, what species is best for a beginner?
  19. I'm planning on setting up a small terrarium for some Cephs. What species will grow well alongside Cephalotus?
  20. Looks promising, be sure to keep us updated on how this goes.
  21. I have got a fan and it is working well, when I get the terrarium, will it need to be on 24/7? I found this fitting for the 65w CFL.
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