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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Ray
Once a week - 1/2 teaspoon of that 20%N formula...

Once a week - 1/2 teaspoon of that 20%N formula per gallon in the soak water, not as a spray.
Forum: Identification Forum Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Ray
Looks like a nobile-type dendrobium to me. Not a...

Looks like a nobile-type dendrobium to me. Not a soil grower.

Just because someone manages to grow something some way, that certainly doesn’t mean is should be grown that way.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Ray
I can’t imagine that I’d recommend that...

I can’t imagine that I’d recommend that concentrate a solution for regular use. That’s probably the highest level I’d ever recommend, but only if someone was so lazy that they only fed once a month....
Forum: Pests & Diseases Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Ray
Probably a result of water droplets standing on...

Probably a result of water droplets standing on leaves becoming microbe incubators.

You might consider regular use of a probiotic rather than curative measures, after-the-fact. Both Quantum...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Ray
It looks like some damage occurred, and it may...

It looks like some damage occurred, and it may not progress, so I’d do nothing special and just keep a close eye on it.

If I may express some other thoughts:

That root system doesn’t look so...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Ray
My local Lowe’s has a bunch the other day, but...

My local Lowe’s has a bunch the other day, but being of limited space and a more limited number of years yet to grow plants, I have to pass unless it’s something I really want.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 969
Posted By Ray
I have been using, building and selling RO...

I have been using, building and selling RO systems for greenhouse and residential use for over 30 years and have literally never needed to back flush.

If the output changes that drastically that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Ray
A little hanging Spanish moss is fine, but it is...

A little hanging Spanish moss is fine, but it is not a good planting medium, if that’s what you were thinking.

Personally, I think the best thing is to leave the plants in individual pots,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Ray
"The plant" does not determine how it should be...

"The plant" does not determine how it should be potted. Your growing conditions and watering habits, coupled with the properties of the medium, determine how well it meets the needs of the plant.
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Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 969
Posted By Ray
I have no idea what this "big problem" is. No...

I have no idea what this "big problem" is. No valve is necessary in the flush line, as the flushing action occurs with normal operation of the RO system. Back-flushing is unnecessary. The...
Forum: Propagation Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Ray
From your description, I wonder if you separated...

From your description, I wonder if you separated a "basal growth", rather than a keiki growing on a flower spike.

Generally speaking, basal growth do share the same root system and base as the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 969
Posted By Ray
Looks to me like you have the raw- and pure water...

Looks to me like you have the raw- and pure water connections swapped.

Assuming it is a standard hydraulic cutoff, the blue line from the carbon filter should enter the switch on the "in" port...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 969
Posted By Ray
Yes, the raw water side of the hydraulic cutoff...

Yes, the raw water side of the hydraulic cutoff goes where the orange clip is. The pure water side can go right where the DI filter was.

The two cartridges should probably be replaced every...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Ray
Definitely put them in your mini-greenhouse. ...

Definitely put them in your mini-greenhouse.

Pull one or two and check the roots.
Forum: Pet Depot 01-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Ray
No - anything but. He is extremely wary of...

No - anything but. He is extremely wary of strangers, and "guards" us from anyone who has the gall to walk or ride a bike past the house.

Best we can guess, he was locked in a crate in downtown...
Forum: Pet Depot 01-17-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Ray
I've brought in frogs and anoles before, but to...

I've brought in frogs and anoles before, but to have one last 2 months is pretty amazing.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-17-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
More light? Water more frequently?

More light? Water more frequently?
Forum: Pet Depot 01-17-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Ray
Talk about survival instinct...

I moved all of my orchids indoors in early-to-mid-November, after thoroughly dosing them a couple of times with Azamax.

Yesterday I was watering them, and found this guy on one of the tables...
Forum: Pet Depot 01-17-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Ray
We started with Irish Setters, moved up in...

We started with Irish Setters, moved up in smarts/down in size to Border Collies, and our last two dogs have been miniature, long-haired dachshunds. If we continue that trend, our next dog is going...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-17-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
Yes, hygrolon would be better, but this I have on...

Yes, hygrolon would be better, but this I have on hand!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-17-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 969
Posted By Ray
Either way will work, but personally, I'd put it...

Either way will work, but personally, I'd put it right after the membrane. DI is really overkill for orchids - 0-1 ppm versus under 10 isn't worth the expense. The next time you need to replace...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-17-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
I smeared the epoxy pretty uniformly, so yes. ...

I smeared the epoxy pretty uniformly, so yes.

I suppose you could dab each pellet and stick them to the slab, but you'd have to be quick!

The only reason I used the cedar was because it was...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-17-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
I think it's all a matter of degree. Have...

I think it's all a matter of degree.

Have you been concerned about a bare mount sucking water out of the roots? LECA will stay wetter longer than a mount.

In fact, well-saturated LECA will...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
"Extended Moisture" Mounting

“EXTENDED MOISTURE” MOUNTING
Epiphytes, for the most part, live attached to trees and shrubs, or with their roots in the moss growing on the surf of-, or in crevices between rocks. Many will tell...
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