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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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hybrid made from an aqueon evolve 4 with Venus fly traps ?

I have gotten a used Aqueon evolve 4 and it the back section is a separate section supposed to be used for the filter and pump. here is a diagram from another planted tank user "echoskybound"

right now I am only using the main tank without filter or pump as a kind of freshwater wetland with a pretty low water level and the small section as a place to syphon water into the tank opposite the normal flow. right now water is leaking into the bigger section from the divider along the back wall and probably somewhere else but that can probably be sealed. I think there would be enough room to have a sort of insert on the right side to hold some traps as they mostly grow down to my knowledge. What are some other plants I could use that would be unique?
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Just a thought, but most of the carnivorous plants are really sensitive to fertilizers, they tend to come from nutrient poor environments and can't handle much in that respect, so you'd probably have to be careful about ferts in the water, if you're intending on growing anything aquatic that needs them.

Personally I like the sundews, and pitchers -sarracenia and nepenthes both- better than venus fly traps, I think they're more interesting visually. Sarracenia have great weird looking flowers as a bonus, but many types need a cold dormancy period which might be difficult to accomplish for this situation.

Butterworts/Pinguicula are pretty charming I think, and they have nice flowers when they bloom.
I haven't grown any of these plants in 10+ years and I wasn't an expert even then, so I'm not an authority or anything, I just find them fascinating.
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It wouldn't work long term since venus flytraps require a winter dormancy with cooler weather and reduced photo period. Also, as stated in the post before mine, they won't tolerate any nutrient rich, TDS laden water for a prolonged period.

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