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Old 01-06-2024, 03:35 PM
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Hello All,
I have combed the forums on here as well as others, and wondering if there is any definitive answers on mounting miniature orchids on aquarium filter pad. I have fairly a fairly rigid sheet of biological filter that I am tempted to mount an order of bareroot Lepanthes on aquarium filter material (pictured). The filter pad might be the carbon infused typed. I may add a layer of hygrolon, and this pad could provide structure.

**Also, In general I am having trouble finding viable alternatives for suitable mount material online. I am trying to stay away from natural cork as it takes of too much space and too variable. I have not had luck tracking down compressed cork that is not laden with glue, or the type Ecuagenera uses (pictured).

Any thought or recommendations are appreciated. I know people on these boards have tried about everything at some point or another.

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It should work fine. I don't think it wicks water, so you'll need to ensure the plants are sprayed regularly. You won't be able to remove plants without extensive root damage.
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Thanks for your advice

They will be living in my wine cooler terrarium that is misted daily with 0-80 TDS.
Topping with Hygrolon as well.
Yes, for future repotting I'll will just have just place directly onto larger mount. The Lepanthes always hate having any root disturbance in my experience.
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Great, I just went for it today and made 16 mounts. Layered some bonsai mesh, filer pad (similar to Epiweb), and Hygrolon. I used hot glue and put and metal wire to make a hanging hook.




This is the first hook, they got better as I went along.

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Always like to see people trying new things. Please update your experiences with this medium. Thanks
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Thanks, will do after Mundiflora order comes in.
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I have thought about this exact idea (with the hygrolon too) but never tried it. Interested to see how it goes for you!
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