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Old 02-03-2019, 12:37 AM
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Bulbophyllum oblongum (use to be a member of the Trias family before the name change). This has been a hardy miniature that I have been growing in a high humidity set-up with fairly warm temperatures, under bright artificial lighting.

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Old 02-03-2019, 04:09 PM
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:20 PM
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wisdomseeker, what light fixtures/setup are you running? All of your miniatures are magnificent in growth and blooms, and I'd love to set up small terrariums like what you've got going, but I never know what kind of lighting to use that isn't going to stress the plants. Lovely little bulbophyllum!
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:36 AM
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Using LED fixtures.

Don't want to dive into all the details (it will get long winded, and is probably better suited for the "growing under lights" section). I build my own lights. Keeps the cost factor down low (in terms of "off the shelf, plug & play fixtures vs. DIY, and electrical costs to run the lights)... I already have the tools, and most of the materials needed. Design is based on the size of my growing enclosures, especially in regards to the height of the enclosure and/or terrarium.

I run these lights soft (lower amperage) and actively cool all fixtures (thermal management) regardless of whether it really needs it or not. I use a blend of 445,495,660,720nm, along with 5,000k & 6500k white diodes to create a spectrum that is favorable for my plants and appealing to my eye. A couple examples below (pictures always seem to say it better than words). And I apologize for already starting to get long-winded.

Using this on a 8x8x12 terrarium

Using this on a 12x12x18 terrarium

Still using this one, I built a a couple years ago, for a large orchid terrarium (that was originally being used for Tillies).

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