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Old 01-13-2021, 02:24 PM
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Hello OB community! I wanted to share my simple growing set up with everyone and to see if anyone had any suggestions or thoughts! Living in upstate NY and in an apt that receives very little sunlight, especially in the winter can make things a little tricky! So here is my temporary solution (also a solution to a kitty who has nibbled a bit of my dendrobium!! happened back in summer and he and the plant are both fine)! Here are two 20 gallon vivariums with a pebble "false bottom" where I keep a reservoir of distilled water. I have sphagnum moss, club moss, a Hoya (in less than desirable growing conditions), some Spanish moss and a tillandsia. Both grow tanks have a computer fan running in them to help with air circulation and a grow light for each one.

RH- 60-80%
Temp- 70-75ish

*Currently struggling to come up with ideas to increase temps. The tanks have plastic bottoms so I do not want to use a heating pad under them just in case. I tried sticking a heating pad on the side of the tank- but created very little difference.

Paph tank- Sanderianum, Liemianum, Rothschildianum, Maudiae (Using an average bulb grow light)
"High light" tank" Dendrobium Gatton Sunray, Dendrobium Victoria Reginae (shaded above to avoid sunburn) Cattleya Dowiana (doing GREAT in this setup so far! [so relieved- hopefully will be able to get it to bloom in the next year or years] putting out many new roots, a little late in the season but due to transport and repotting setback), and a Neofinetia Falcata (shaded by dendrobium) (Using a mars hydro ts600, Mars hydro also overlaps into the paph tank)
(specifics of plants can be found in my bio)

All the plants have been growing in the tank set up for about 3 months now and all seem to be doing quite well!

Edit** Sorry for the sideways pictures!
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They look very nice!
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If you don't use that window for lighting, a sheet of insulation may help.
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