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Forum: Growing Under Lights Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,345
Posted By Ray
Responding to a 6-year-old post?

Responding to a 6-year-old post?
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Ray
My arm-chair diagnosis is that something bit the...

My arm-chair diagnosis is that something bit the leaf to suck the juices out and it became infected. Cut off the end of the leaf about 1/2" inside of that, dab the cut with cinnamon powder on a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Ray
Thanks for the tip, Fran. The primary...

Thanks for the tip, Fran.

The primary instructor, Greg Griffis, was a kid growing up in my neighborhood in PA. His mom and my wife were physical therapists, so interacted a fair bit...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-21-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Ray
Yes, all cattleyas have lips, but sometimes...

Yes, all cattleyas have lips, but sometimes deformities happen. Hopefully it won't happen again.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-21-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ray
Most monitors Iíve seen test the pure water only...

Most monitors Iíve seen test the pure water only you simply got an upgraded one.

I donít know the membrane you may have, but your pure water TDS shouldnít be more than a few percent of the...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Ray
I'll cut you some slack, since the whole post was...

I'll cut you some slack, since the whole post was done in the style of ee cummings.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-21-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ray
Right you are - but still easy to install. ...

Right you are - but still easy to install.

Cut two lines, plug the cut ends into the sensors and away you go.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-21-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ray
I have found the pvc mini-float valves at...

I have found the pvc mini-float valves at usplastic.com to work well.

The inline TDS meter should just fit somewhere in the pure water line between the system and the tank.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-21-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Ray
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-19-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
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 01-19-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
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 doesnít mean is should be grown that way.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-19-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Ray
I canít imagine that Iíd recommend that...

I canít imagine that Iíd recommend that concentrate a solution for regular use. Thatís probably the highest level Iíd ever recommend, but only if someone was so lazy that they only fed once a month....
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-19-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
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 01-19-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Ray
https://firstrays.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/1...

https://firstrays.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/E.bractescens-1024x725.jpg
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-19-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Ray
It looks like some damage occurred, and it may...

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

If I may express some other thoughts:

That root system doesnít look so...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-19-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Ray
My local Loweís has a bunch the other day, but...

My local Loweís 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 itís something I really want.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-19-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
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 01-19-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
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 thatís what you were thinking.

Personally, I think the best thing is to leave the plants in individual pots,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-18-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
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.
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-18-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
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 01-18-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
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 01-18-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
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 01-18-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
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 01-18-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
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: 20
Views: 531
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...
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