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  1. I decided to go with the Aqualumi Controller to allow me to use a mix of Juwel 35W T5’s and standard 39W. I am struggling to figure out a way of attaching the fixings to the top that will have to be hand made...?
  2. Hi there! After some time of being out of the hobby I decided to make a come back and start up a terrarium. I managed to get my hands on something like this quite cheaply (the 100cm one), I realise that humidity and temp control will be quite difficult given quite big vents on both sides and so I’m planning on covering them up leaving a small gap for a small desktop fan. My question is what can I do about the light? I have a previous experience using T5 tubes on my old terrarium with droseras and pings with some good results. Ideally I’d like to stick to 4x tube set up. However I am struggling to find a decent 4x39w or 45w fixture? Found something like this, however I am not really a DIY sort of person so I would struggle making it look decent and work properly I havent decided yet what I’d want to grow exactly. Still debating between the petiolaris complex family or heliamphoras. I want to hang the light unit inside the terrarium so I can use the heat to warm it up without having to use additional heating method. Any ideas?
  3. Do I cut it just it with the wooden bit in the middle or with the green bit?
  4. Hello everyone, I have a problem and I need to ask for an advice what to do with my Ventrata which is too big. Currently it's growing in the conservatory where it has access to plenty of sunlight but I'm moving shortly and I won't have as much room for it as I do now. It's just too high, the bottom of the plant is starting to lose leafs and there's no pitchers so it's just becoming a bare stalk. The top of the plant is starting to show some new pitchers. Plant:
  5. Im looking for bricks because they will be easier to put up in the garden and I think they are much better. My friend is offering me to give me some brcks but they are the ''big holes'' ones so I don't think that bees will be able to settle in them properly. Mobile- yes, I have looked on gumtree but no one has these types of bricks...
  6. Does anyone knows where can I get used engineering bricks from? I'm looking for the ones like this with loads of small holes. I've looked on ebay and gumtree but no one seems to have some. I've only found one's with 3 big holes which are no use to me. I need them to create a place where bees and other beneficial insects will be able to settle in and create a nesting. If anyone can spare about 5-10 of them then please let me know and I will collect them (Manchester area). Thanks!
  7. Good to know! I wouldn't call it Carnivorous Plant necessarily but probably pseudo-carnivorus as it can caputure small insects but does not digests them.
  8. I can really recommend carnisana as they are very helpful in terms of answering questions about their plants and cultivation. Although, I've only ordered from them once. I brought N. 'Rebecca Sopper'. The value of the order was less than 4 pounds and I still recevied free large VFT with it. :)
  9. I am amazed of your byblis collection! Very well done and good luck with keeping them alive!
  10. I've asked him if it salt-free because I need this compost to be.
  11. Right. I've just received an answer:
  12. I will e-mail them and ask, just to be 100% sure ;)
  13. The auction on ebay is from the same seller ;) Thanks for your help guys!
  14. Isn't that the same as coir coco peat? So your saying that it would be good but I have to look for the salt-free one? Moorland good it quite expensive and if I would going to use it in my bog as well as pots then I would have to spend ₤₤₤'s. So i can use it instead of peat...? I will obviously add some perlite to it. One more question, will sphagnum moss grow in it without any issues?
  15. I am planning to create a bog garden in the near future. As I looked through the internet, I found out that peat is very hard to get in Manchester in bulk sizes. Also because I want to be an eco-friendly person, I would like to search for other alternatives. I've done some research here on forum as well as other sources and come up to an conclusion that the best and cheapest alternative is Coir Coco Peat. I'm using it now (mix of coco peat with moss peat 50:50) since April last year on my VFT's and Sarracenias and I must say it's very good because it keeps water for longer period of time than just moss peat. However, I would like to stop using peat moss completley and use coco peat instead. Do you think that this would be a good idea? i've also heard about using it together with Moorland Gold. On ebay, i found this which i think it's allright. I also know that i have to look for salt-free compost.