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By nimbulan
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#282676
Are you using the "purple" LEDs, tannerm? With light so heavily weighted towards red, I can certainly see plants coloring up more under similar light intensity compared to white light, though the plants shouldn't really grow any differently under it.
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By tannerm
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nimbulan wrote:Are you using the "purple" LEDs, tannerm? With light so heavily weighted towards red, I can certainly see plants coloring up more under similar light intensity compared to white light, though the plants shouldn't really grow any differently under it.
I use the Mars Hydro 300w (granted it uses closer to 130 watts), but it is comprised of red, blue, and white LEDs... the resulting glow is purple


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By Aozora
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#282686
what would be better growing conditions for the moss, good airflow or high humidity? got a container with moss coverd with saran wrap, this makes for a high humidity environment but has no airflow.
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By tannerm
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Aozora wrote:what would be better growing conditions for the moss, good airflow or high humidity? got a container with moss coverd with saran wrap, this makes for a high humidity environment but has no airflow.
It's an entire recipe, not a single factor. You will not have a successful time growing moss (or plants in general) without airflow AND new air, not just recirculated air.


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By Bhart90
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#282692
Lord. I don't want to buy a led bulb to see grrrr. Could we rule out lighting? Any other chance of another factor?
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By tannerm
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#282694
I mean your moss does look healthy. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? And what's your humidity


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By Aozora
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#282696
tannerm wrote:
Aozora wrote:what would be better growing conditions for the moss, good airflow or high humidity? got a container with moss coverd with saran wrap, this makes for a high humidity environment but has no airflow.
It's an entire recipe, not a single factor. You will not have a successful time growing moss (or plants in general) without airflow AND new air, not just recirculated air.


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Got no problems with plants or moss, its just that with my last batch of moss (used it all for my nepenthes) i coverd it up with some saran wrap and i had never seen it grow that fast :p
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By tannerm
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#282697
Aozora wrote:
tannerm wrote:
Aozora wrote:what would be better growing conditions for the moss, good airflow or high humidity? got a container with moss coverd with saran wrap, this makes for a high humidity environment but has no airflow.
It's an entire recipe, not a single factor. You will not have a successful time growing moss (or plants in general) without airflow AND new air, not just recirculated air.


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Got no problems with plants or moss, its just that with my last batch of moss (used it all for my nepenthes) i coverd it up with some saran wrap and i had never seen it grow that fast :p
Its bad to grow in a stagnant air environment for extended periods of time. It promotes fungus, mold and limits plant growth.


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By Bhart90
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#282712
Ok, where am I supposed to purchase this "New air" haha, you just refer to a concealed container right? An entire grow romantic good, right?

And what I want to accomplish is

Have my moss from w like yours. I don't have ny that structured

How the tips are almost a honey comb, instead of random frayed pieces if that makes sense...

And I want my darn red moss to STAY red.
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By tannerm
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#282714
Bhart90 wrote:Ok, where am I supposed to purchase this "New air" haha, you just refer to a concealed container right? An entire grow romantic good, right?

And what I want to accomplish is

Have my moss from w like yours. I don't have ny that structured

How the tips are almost a honey comb, instead of random frayed pieces if that makes sense...

And I want my darn red moss to STAY red.
As in you need to have fresh air coming into your enclosure. Take for instance my greenhouse shelf tent that I bought on Amazon... I leave the bottom of it open (unzipped to the second level), with a fan right above it that comes on for about 20 minutes every 2 hours. That's my air intake. That way you're not recirculating stagnant air. The ONLY way your color will be like mine is with proper lighting. I.e. EITHER more intense fluorescents (which runs the risk of burning them), or the far superior LEDs.


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By nimbulan
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#282743
I have found Sphagnum to grow poorly in a sealed container. It will often result in very pale color and slow growth. It will grow fine at lower humidity as long as you keep the moisture level consistent - and how much attention you need to pay to it depends on how large it is, how thickly it's growing, and how intense the lighting is.
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By tannerm
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#282746
nimbulan wrote:I have found Sphagnum to grow poorly in a sealed container. It will often result in very pale color and slow growth. It will grow fine at lower humidity as long as you keep the moisture level consistent - and how much attention you need to pay to it depends on how large it is, how thickly it's growing, and how intense the lighting is.
Exactly. I don't find humidity 100% critical either, but it helps and makes it better.


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By nimbulan
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#282748
With lower humidity it seems to grow fine (maybe not as fast, I haven't compared) but the tips tend to dry out so it won't look as nice.
By Bhart90
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#282761
Does anyone object to this lighting issue, if not then I'll get an led only to test this.
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By tannerm
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#282783
Bhart90 wrote:Does anyone object to this lighting issue, if not then I'll get an led only to test this.
No... Nim even said he was surprised your T5s are enough for your Butterworts. Also, make sure it's not waterlogged (as I said before), that doesn't promote structure growth.


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