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By BradR
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This is a tub of flytraps I have growing in full sun. They are un-named plants, mostly seedlings that I have germinated over the years and selected for their color.
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This is how I control the water level. I close the valve and bring the water level up to about 6 inches below the soil level for a day, then open the valve to drain.
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By Steve_D
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Great way to manage the water, Brad! And great looking Venus Flytraps too. Thanks for sharing the idea and the photos. :)

And if that is your home, may I move in, please. It'll just be me and several thousand Venus Flytraps. :P
By chazzbo77
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Wow, just WOW! This is one of the most beautiful pots of VFT's I've ever seen!! Absolutely beautiful, I aspire to have plants like that one day. Friggen amazing job, BradR!
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By rhopkins
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There are no words to say regarding your plants. Simply A M A Z I N G you have a green and a red thumb! I am curious are you filling the barrel with rain, distilled or RO water? What is the mean temperature, and humidity typically run in your location. And do you ever repot all those plants? It looks as if that was the case it would take a whole day to perform the task. Well, my hat is off to you. It is going to be hard to top your work, and your photographs are excellent I might add. Thanks for sharing your fine work with all on the forum. Richard
By BradR
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jht-union wrote: How deep is the barrel?
Just amazing!!! :D
Jht:
That tub is 12 inches high and made of foam. I painted it white to reflect heat. I also have different length riser tubes I can screw in to get different water levels depending on the weather.

rhopkins wrote: I am curious are you filling the barrel with rain, distilled or RO water? What is the mean temperature, and humidity typically run in your location. And do you ever repot all those plants?
I use RO water in the summer and it gets rain water during winter here. I am in Southern California and all our rain comes in the winter. They sit in full sun year round. I have not repotted yet after about 4 years, but by late summer a dense layer of carpet moss needs to be peeled off to keep it from strangleing the plants.

Brad
By rhopkins
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I am curious as to what your TDS reads from the RO system.
By BradR
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rhopkins wrote:I am curious as to what your TDS reads from the RO system.
About 20 ppm. My tap water is 300 ppm.

Brad
By Gothic TRAPS
#103302
Wonderful job, BradR! Very inventive and well thoughtout. That is definitely a setup that many of us strive for and you pulled it off wonderfully. Your climate (that includes lots of sunshine) with some clever thinking from yourself has sure benifited your success in growing Dionaeas. Congrats and keep up the great work :P!
By jht-union
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BradR wrote:Jht:
That tub is 12 inches high and made of foam. I painted it white to reflect heat. I also have different length riser tubes I can screw in to get different water levels depending on the weather.
Oh wow, it is not that deep, i was expecting by the look of it some 2 feets, the idea of the tubes to give water from the bottom is a great idea, i look forward in doing something alike!
Very nice! :)
By chad
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Great looking plants BradR!!! Did anyone else notice the spider in the bottom right hand corner of picture 2? He's not going to be a happy arthropod if he climbs into the pot :lol:
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By Jaws
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Great plants.
By dantt99
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Absolutely stunning!
By hackerberry
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Awesome plants and setup!

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