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Old 08-19-2019, 01:22 PM
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Looking great so far!! Can't wait to see some plants in there.
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One thing I was going to do if ever I was to use an aquarium was to place it on its side and make a plexi glass door to access the plants but that would no longer make it water proof although you could glue in a ledge - just food for thought really.
I did that very thing, SO. I found some plastic, dual-channel sliding window tracks (similar to the image below), the purchased glass (with ground edges) to act as the sliding doors.

There's a small gap between them, but that caused no issue, as when closed, they overlapped by 3". I did have to "nick" the middle and inner partitions so condensation just dripped back into the tank, rather than overflowing.

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Came out fair/ok. But it's my first attemp.
I have 4 more bags of substrate but this seemed adequate to me. Not sure. Waiting on mister, glass lid, leaf litter, and fans. I'm getting closer!
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Looks great! Looking forward to when its planted and grown in.
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well It's been a real learning curve but I finally have some pics. lets see how thing go. I definitely learned a lot!
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trying to figure out how to post pics...LOL
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Looks great!
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Im not much of a photographer...LOL
but my plant list is
bolbo. laxiloriurun
bulbo membranaceum
asctm. miniatum
meiracyllium trinasutum alba
trichocentrum pumilum
L. sincoranna
schoenorchis fragrans
neostylis Lou Sneary
debndorbium trantuanii
dendrobium Lindleyi
a leputus

and a few Neoreglia from Tropiflora.
I'm fortunate to live live about a mile from Tropiflora and just a few miles from Palmer Orchids. Both are very great resourches.

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