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Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I stole the tank from my bedroom, I have had complaints about how bright it is... and it is no longer being used as an alarm clock.. haha

You bet MimiStew! When you are comfortable shipping wise, all yours!
 

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I stole the tank from my bedroom, I have had complaints about how bright it is... and it is no longer being used as an alarm clock.. haha

You bet MimiStew! When you are comfortable shipping wise, all yours!
thank you good sir! Hopefully early April don’t want them guys having a cold shock!!
 

Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I got some new frogs from a friend leaving the hobby. Sad to see him not keep darts, but also happy for some new arrivals. Oophaga sylvatica, and tinctorius azureus.
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A random tillandsia in near full bloom!
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And finally some carnivorous plants....

I know, I know, I have called utricularia a weed, and even agrees that it should get burnt out of collections with a blow torch! Haha.. but.... Wow, the flowers are amazing. Huuuge, and so far, seem to last a long long longifolia time. So, maybe keep some isolated somewhere? Worth the 3 year wait
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I traded some seeds with @Eric here on the forum. And, one of them sprouted as a 'tricotyledon' which was pretty cool on its own. But, now, after a maxsea feeding, it's working on three pitchers at the same time!
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Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I moved alot of my Sarracenia seedlings around today, organizing, and draining, feeding, etc.

First photo is of a waccawmaw cross, so far, it's performing the best ( I have also babied it... )
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Check out this weird guy! I didn't reach the rootzone, because I wasn't repotting this one yet, but, it's interesting for sure! There is another seedling purp in my collection that has a 'beak' similar to darlingtonia, but, couldn't find the bigger today.. I hope it's still alive.
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I also took an overhead shot of all the trays. Hoping I can transfer most of these outside in may.
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And... My trays that I just won't have room for - I already transplanted some, but, there are just too many to hold onto. Hoping to organize and maybe sell a few? Stay tuned.. somewhere, somewhen.. haha.
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Sparrow

Carnivore
I moved alot of my Sarracenia seedlings around today, organizing, and draining, feeding, etc.

First photo is of a waccawmaw cross, so far, it's performing the best ( I have also babied it... )
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Check out this weird guy! I didn't reach the rootzone, because I wasn't repotting this one yet, but, it's interesting for sure! There is another seedling purp in my collection that has a 'beak' similar to darlingtonia, but, couldn't find the bigger today.. I hope it's still alive.
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I also took an overhead shot of all the trays. Hoping I can transfer most of these outside in may.
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And... My trays that I just won't have room for - I already transplanted some, but, there are just too many to hold onto. Hoping to organize and maybe sell a few? Stay tuned.. somewhere, somewhen.. haha.
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Your living my dream.
 

Josh

Plant
That propagation set up looks amazing. I was proud with my roughly 200 seedlings until seeing this. How are the hurricane creek white seeds you got from me looking?
 

Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The shelves are lit by led, 3500k and 5000k white spectrums. I can adjust their brightness and can get up to 500par at about 11 inches when fully on, but, I turned them down, and get about 350par. @Jonathan

Most of the hurricane whites are outdoors. I started them a bit late last summer. Buuut, I pulled in one pot of them a month or two ago to end their dormancy early! I highly suggest it, to anyone who finds that winter is taking a bit long... Haha. Been great fun watching them burst with growth @Josh

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Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
@Jonathan

Its a bit complicated...
I am not an electrician, I have no formal training, please do not do this at home without a proper certified electrician, I take no responsibility for anyones actions after reading the post. I run all my LED drivers off 240VAC, and use a hot water tank timer controlled by a thermostat. All the lights turn off if the ambient temperature reaches 35°C, the timer has 1min accuracy.

However, something I highly suggest for lower power ratings, are any of the wifi timers - there are dozens of brands to choose from, and most come with an app where you can see which lights are on, manually toggle them, and setup a variety of start stop times. Cheap, reasonably reliable if you are not running high amperage at 110v.
 

Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
My issue was power consumption... the room above was on the same 110v breaker, and the outlets were useless due to amperage usage. breaker was flipping ALL the time. so, something had to be done.. haha

To clarify, the DIRIVERS are running off 240VAC. I dont believe in the 'driverless LEDs' that run directly off AC of any voltage
 
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