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Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 02-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Ross
Masd. Highland Monarch

This plant was purchased from Parkside Orchids in Pennsylvania, USA (I think they are out of business now.) It did well at first, but languished and quit blooming for a few years. This last winter...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 01-03-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,197
Posted By Ross
Forum not only blanks out but won't take my...

Forum not only blanks out but won't take my posts. I'm out of here! By folks, have fun! :waving
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-03-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By Ross
RO units are very common. I have two of them (one...

RO units are very common. I have two of them (one is totally for orchids).
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-02-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By Ross
Just so you know, the Brita filters cannot remove...

Just so you know, the Brita filters cannot remove TDS. Only suspended solids or bacteria.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-01-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,705
Posted By Ross
Not really. I have a single tube t12 shop light...

Not really. I have a single tube t12 shop light in another part of my basement that does same thing in the summer when humidity is high. If humidity were the culprit, then why wouldn't this be a more...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-01-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,705
Posted By Ross
Humidity shouldn't be an issue in a normal...

Humidity shouldn't be an issue in a normal basement. I don't get that problem myself. I'd suspect one of more fixtures as the culprit (but even that's unlikely). Have you had your voltage checked...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 12-31-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,098
Posted By Ross
I think I am in agreement. The main advantage to...

I think I am in agreement. The main advantage to go back to original species (not always as found in nature, but original species) is reintroduction of "strength". What I mean by this is that...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 12-31-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,098
Posted By Ross
Calvin, I think I'm of the school that promotes...

Calvin, I think I'm of the school that promotes preservation of the gene pool, especially for rare or threatened species. Now, I am not aware of currently threatened Angraecoides in collections, but...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 12-31-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,816
Posted By Ross
I'm voting on #6-something else. I think what you...

I'm voting on #6-something else. I think what you are seeing is perfectly natural. Outer leaves usually drop first on older backbulbs. It might go on for a while as the plants "sucks in" all the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 12-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Ross
Very nice, and the background looks OK to me.

Very nice, and the background looks OK to me.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-29-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,701
Posted By Ross
I never have understood the attraction for...

I never have understood the attraction for purchasing from unknown vendors especially on ebay. That's a lot of money to be sending someone in a country that does not have the security checks this...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 12-24-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ross
The intent is to use it every time you water....

The intent is to use it every time you water. There have been lots of discussions on this board as to why this is so. I mix mine to 125ppm Nitrogen in large pails and water every day for certain...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 12-23-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By Ross
Yep those are T12 (an older "shop-light"...

Yep those are T12 (an older "shop-light" technology). With the height you need for some of those plants you really are fooling yourself with that fixture. It may look bright to you, but trust me,...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 12-23-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ross
Judi, I personally would be tempted to water...

Judi, I personally would be tempted to water daily by soaking the entire root mass in water with a small amount of fertilizer (I use MSU blend from...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 12-22-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ross
Yeh, I agree with Becca. I use three of these in...

Yeh, I agree with Becca. I use three of these in my tank which is about twice the size of yours. With all of them, I removed the filters to improve air flow. Two are completely inside the tank...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 12-22-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ross
You may be right about humidity, but it can deal...

You may be right about humidity, but it can deal with lower humidity if it has a constant source of moisture. Mine is in a high-humidity "tank" (by high humidity, I mean over 90%) and the roots are...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 12-22-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,197
Posted By Ross
8:48 AM EST Blank page, refresh didn't work....

8:48 AM EST Blank page, refresh didn't work. Restarting OB did work.
Forum: Hybrids 12-21-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ross
First of all, welcome! I was born and raised on...

First of all, welcome! I was born and raised on the "other side" (the US side of the river).

All of my Phals are in bark and, yes, a couple need watering daily. The idea is to water when the roots...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 12-20-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By Ross
Only thing that works for me is go to Facebook,...

Only thing that works for me is go to Facebook, or some other board. While Facebook gives me problems, they at least acknowledge it and keep working on their servers. The other couple boards I...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 12-20-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ross
I'd say given good air exchange, you are fine....

I'd say given good air exchange, you are fine. Just about any orchid can handle that humidity given high rates of air movement. My tank is kep above 95% most of the time, but there are three fans. If...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-19-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 84
Sticky: DUH!!!
Views: 15,639
Posted By Ross
For me, Duh! is usually related to watering the...

For me, Duh! is usually related to watering the crowded plants in my grow window. Reaching across a nice blooming Masdie to pick up a dead leaf has resulted in one less blossom on a few occasions. I...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-19-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ross
Fantastic idea. But let's make it a new...

Fantastic idea. But let's make it a new thread.... John? Wanna start?
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-19-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ross
:waving That's me :blushing::rofl:

:waving That's me :blushing::rofl:
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 12-19-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By Ross
So well-behaved. Very unlike some of the really...

So well-behaved. Very unlike some of the really showy Angraecoides. Can't wait for mine to set spike.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ross
OK, be kind. Here's what happened: I was asking...

OK, be kind. Here's what happened: I was asking that members' "join date" be added and guess what? It was already there :blushing: So I try deleting the post and it says the post is too short! Now go...
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