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Old 04-21-2021, 07:37 PM
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What is the triangular piece of glass in the top left?
Do you remember that I told you that I did not know how to control the summer heat?

It was designed to support a thermostatic cooler and just above I have left a slot for the motor and support the duct there. But I still have no idea how to do it.
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Some flowers in the Tank... the pic are not great, can't get my 📸 camera to do the work right in this setup.

Some other buds in the way as well


This little cutie bloomed before getting in the tank, but now 3 more buds are developing, I can stop looking at it.
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Updating progress:

Right now, I'm not doing anything, just observing and making sure the roots systems are getting well set.


Bulbophyllum Emily Siegerist
New flower bud or bulb growth in the ... I am pretty sure is a bulb.




Oncidium Cheirophorum
I came out with this spag hygrolon cover skirt for a few plants because mounting on a fix cork was a challenge and too many roots where loose and was getting dry even if the humidity level was fine. This Oncidium lost a full bulb leafs, but now is all fixed and it has a few new growth..



Aerangis Rhodosticta
In regard to this Aeranguis Rod., I am not very happy with how the roots are progressing, it came just like that with some rots roots and hasn't get much better. I think is not establishing as good as the rest.. any advice?

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Well an update even if is only for my records

The tank is looking great, with 90%H and about 18-20C/60-65. Absolutely all orchids are growing 💗... Except one that almost

New leaf and coming soon blooms for both Phal Bracenea


Super roots for Phal Sense Mandy


Finally new growth on the little Phal Wilsonii


New growth for all this babies, including the Dracula












The sad 😢 news for the aeranguis rhodosticta (could not handle the transport and all changes I guess)



And finally a new 🌺 flower (3rd bloom in 2 month) from the Restropia that looks like a little 🦆 duck ...






I have some springtails but also some little flying something, there aren't mosquitos, smallest than one and I've seeing a white worm 🐛🦟. I suppose that the living creatures should be left alone as part of the ecosystem as long as they are not infecting anything, right?
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Tiny flying bugs that look kind of like mosquitoes sound like fungus gnats, and the white worm could be a fungus gnat larva, although they are more clear. Some people say they eat plant roots, but I haven't noticed them harming anything in my tanks. There are ways to get rid of them, but there also tends to be a boom right after setting up a new tank and then once the fungus is under control they die off.

A lot of the plants in your pics look a little wet. If you took them immediately after watering, no worries, but if not then you might want to make sure the sphagnum is moist but not dripping wet.

I'm not great at Angraecoids (getting better slowly) but every one I've met wants its roots to dry off daily; they should be white a lot of the time. The one you're holding in the pic looks like it was kept very wet for a long time, and the root tips rotted - I only see one or two good, healthy growing tips on the roots. Hope this helps.

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Tiny flying bugs that look kind of like mosquitoes sound like fungus gnats, and the white worm could be a fungus gnat larva.
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That made total sense. The gnat larva I saw ... yay. The problem is that they are predator for the springtails.

In regard to the wetness, yes the pics were taking just after the misting. However, the sphagnum moss don't get dry ever, I used to have the fan on all the time and went from wet to dry easy, but plants weren't developed that well. So now is set 5 min. every hour and misting 1 x 30 second every day + 2 x 1 minute every week.

The aerangui had a black crown since arrival. It is true, I never let it dry completely since I've always understood they want it moist all the time. I don't think it can get better ..I'll try.
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Update !! June'21

The tank apparently was too humid and that caused the drop of a few buds of the Dorits Bracenea or Doritis taenialis, which still have 3-4 more buds, one of them almost blooming. I connected an other fan and opened a bit the door ( it has slider doors) and all fix, it's back to 85-90% Humidity.

The Restropia Vino Tinto doesn't stop flowering, it is very rewarding!

As for the bugs that I mentioned in my past Post, I had no choice but to set a trap, because they were bugging me, I can't stand them.. and I was afraid of the larvae damaging the new roots; At the moment I do not see larvae and I have not been able to catch them, but the gnat are falling very fast!

I have decided to remove the moss that I collected and place as decoration, I prefer that there is only organic material that adds value to the orchids.





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More individual flowers from the doritis braceana. Could be cool to see a few at a time, but no.. she keep dropping one by one.

I can complain, I wasn't expecting any flowers at all since the tank is Cool 2 Warm / intermediate, and now is hot.



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@Sade can you show us the whole tank? I'm curious to see how everything is filling in.
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