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Old 12-31-2020, 09:19 AM
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Hi there, another Portlander here. Apologies for being a little late to the party, but just want to say this is an amazing setup. I'm setting up something similar in a 5x5 grow tent in my basement. I noticed that you are running PVC, do you have it hooked up to a water source outside of your grow room? also, how do you handle drainage? And where did you get your grow trays? I have been trying to find some with drainage forever. Sorry for all the questions I was just so excited when I saw your post.
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Hi there, another Portlander here. Apologies for being a little late to the party, but just want to say this is an amazing setup. I'm setting up something similar in a 5x5 grow tent in my basement. I noticed that you are running PVC, do you have it hooked up to a water source outside of your grow room? also, how do you handle drainage? And where did you get your grow trays? I have been trying to find some with drainage forever. Sorry for all the questions I was just so excited when I saw your post.
Hello fellow Portlander! Due to our serious lack of sunlight most of the year, growing with lights is really our only option for moderate-high light orchids (or any plants for that matter).

The PVC is actually the drainage, routed to the basement drain. I use 1/2" pipes connected to my trays, leading into a 3/4" "main drainage pipe". I use Botanicare 4x2 rack trays because they fit perfectly into the 4' wire shelving. You can find them online, or potentially a local grow shop. I drilled the trays and installed a drain bulkhead to connect the 1/2" pvc pipe.

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To water I use a garden hose attached to my slop sink with an adapter, routed through a fertilizer injector for constant, low ppm fertilization.
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Hello fellow Portlander! Due to our serious lack of sunlight most of the year, growing with lights is really our only option for moderate-high light orchids (or any plants for that matter).

The PVC is actually the drainage, routed to the basement drain. I use 1/2" pipes connected to my trays, leading into a 3/4" "main drainage pipe". I use Botanicare 4x2 rack trays because they fit perfectly into the 4' wire shelving. You can find them online, or potentially a local grow shop. I drilled the trays and installed a drain bulkhead to connect the 1/2" pvc pipe.

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To water I use a garden hose attached to my slop sink with an adapter, routed through a fertilizer injector for constant, low ppm fertilization.
yes, so true and to top it off the only decent window I have is facing north. I have been growing under lights in my living room and moved my orchids down stains last month. I have a 5x5 grow then with a Spider Farmer SF-2000 dialed down to 50%. since I opted to have just one light I Purches a couple of clear food trays that I cut to size and glued together. I was going to go with flexible tubing to drain the water but I like your solution much better. Can I ask, do you run PVC from your utility sink, or do just attach it directly to a hose? I was also considering an EZ-flow fertilizer injector. however, I don't think I can fine toon the PPM with that model.
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Hubbelista... There's a ton of schtuff to see here with basement or indoor grow rooms with lights. Don't get too carried away until you've looked around a bit. And welcome to OrchidBoard.
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This is amazing... I don't have a room in my basement but I have half convinced my husband to re-locate the plastic 7x8ft greenhouse from outside to the basement for repurposing as an orchid room... I am pretty sure he thinks I'm crazy, I'm also pretty sure it would work with some finessing!
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