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By fishandplants
Posts:  140
Joined:  Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:30 pm
#130554
I've seen people on here with some impressive artificial lighting systems, but that got me curious. Does anyone have a little one bulb and lamp setup (if that's possible) for a nepenthes or sundew and how does that work out in efficiency and cost?
By Oblivion
Posts:  1247
Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:32 pm
#130559
i used foam sheet, lined it with alfoil (aka tin foil) to reflect all light back in at the plants, and used regular twin 4ft fluro with a 7500k tube
everything under it was booming and it retained a little bit of warmth too.

drosera's, young vft's and neps.
i have oregon variety cobra plants, they grew from tiny little tubes (barely even looking like cobra's) to approx 10cm long in one year by leaving them under lights and skipping their first dormancy.
they grew more in that first year than they have in their 2nd year in my shade house
By Daniel_G
Posts:  5472
Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm
#130574
I use pretty much the same as oblivion did. Wanting to get two CFLs for it, so i can pu reflectors on every side. Will probably need a fan inside too tho'.
By Oblivion
Posts:  1247
Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:32 pm
#130676
cheers, darkrai, i pop in for a browse now n then, just not much to post :)
By snapperhead51
Posts:  2183
Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
#130741
Oblivion wrote:cheers, darkrai, i pop in for a browse now n then, just not much to post :)
yer where ya been mate ?? nice to see you pop in , work must be taking up all your time ??
let me know how you are Glenn ok from last text i got last ACPS meeting Ok mate !
J
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By Oblivion
Posts:  1247
Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:32 pm
#130743
snapperhead51 wrote:
Oblivion wrote:cheers, darkrai, i pop in for a browse now n then, just not much to post :)
yer where ya been mate ?? nice to see you pop in , work must be taking up all your time ??
let me know how you are Glenn ok from last text i got last ACPS meeting Ok mate !
J
cheers john, its been a pretty crap 2011 for me, work up n' down (casual, bouncing from one temp job to the next, one of them was arvo shift so i couldnt make the acps meets) + a 4k vet bill before xmas (between both dogs)
the old boy is doing a bit better now.
plants heavily neglected thru 2011, lost a couple of neps, nice sars and a few vfts (always that darn nep gothica! haha) but i repotted nearly all of the carnivores last week, all in indivual 140mm pots now.
why do the mongrel plants always survive but you lose a few of your pure species :?: :evil:

forgot about the jan meet, looking forward to feb's though ! its been too long between drinks :lol:
By snapperhead51
Posts:  2183
Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
#130746
OK Glenn sorry to hear this , gald about the dog's though , wow i now the expense with sab !! yer please come to next meeting mate will be good to catch up again
J
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