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Old 06-28-2009, 07:38 PM
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Here's a few pic of my new Orchid tank.
The tank was a custom build by an excellent tank builder Paul from For Sale - Welcome to RPN Designs and Fabrication

The tank was built to my exacting specs. Paul has outdone himself this tank is excellent showcase of his talent. The tank has exceed my wildest expectation.

Measurement: 48"wide x 24"depth x 36"height

So far in the tank

-3 HO t5 48"
-1 muffin fan
-3 misting nozzels



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Old 06-28-2009, 07:54 PM
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That's very nice!!! What all are you planning on putting in there?
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:10 AM
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Wow, thats awesome. What is it made out of?
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Does that orchid come in a smaller size
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Very nice tank. I'm anxious to hear more as you set it up.
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here is a list of the orchids that i have, not sure which ones are going in the tank yet
Type \ Name \ Cross
1 Cattleya \ Bc. Maikai 'Louise' AM/AOS \ B. nodosa x C. bowringiana
2 Cattleya \ Bc. Maikai 'Louise' AM/AOS \ B. nodosa x C. bowringiana
3 Cattleya \ Unnamed \ C. Arabesque G2 x C. Rex 'W'
4 Cattleya \ Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu' \ Slc. Tropical Jewel x Epi. stamfordianum (mericlone)
5 Cattleya \ Lc. Fire Dance 'Patricia' \ C. aurantiaca x Fire Island
6 Cattleya \ Slc. Baby Linda 'Carmela' \ Unknown
7 Cattleya \ Slc. India Rose Sherwood 'Kilani' \ Naomi Kerns x C. Chocolate Drop
8 Cattleya \ Blc. Mem. Vida Lee 'Limelight' AM/AOS \ Bc. Binosa x Lc. Brazilian Treasure
9 Cattleya \ Otaar Jan Fumiye 'Hawaii' AM/AOS \ Ctna. Keith Roth x Blc. Lucky Strike
10 Cymbidium \ Cym. Cloud's Caress \ Miss Taipei Unveiled x Pipeta
11 Cymbidium \ Cymbidium - Unknown \ Unknown
12 Cymbidium \ Cymbidium - purple flowers \ Unknown
13 Cymbidium \ Cymbidium Maureen Carter (Fragrant Yellow) \ Unknown
14 Cymbidium \ Cymbidium Maureen Carter (Fragrant Yellow) \ Unknown
15 Cymbidium \ Unnamed \ Cym. Goeringii x Sanderae
16 Cymbidium \ Cym. 'Nora Frae' \ Candy Floss x Valley Flower
17 Cymbidium \ Cym. Elma \ ensifollum x pumilum v. abescens
18 Cymbidium \ Cym. Autumn Green 'Cloud's Mint Julep' \ Peter Pat x Peetie
19 Dendrobium \ Den. Nida \ Candy Stripe x Queen Southeast
20 Dendrobium \ Den. Nida \ Candy Stripe x Queen Southeast
21 Dendrobium \ Dendrobium anosmum (Fragrant purple) \ Unknown
22 Epidendrum \ Epidendrum 'Orange' \ Unknown
23 Epidendrum \ Epidendrum 'Orange' \ Unknown
24 Epidendrum \ Unnamed \ Epi. Capricornu x pfavii
25 Epidendrum \ Epi. Mabel Kanda 'Green Leaf' \ Enc. Cordigera x Epi. Floribundum
26 Oncidium \ Adaglossum Summit 'Frenchtown' AM/AOS \ Odm. Bictoniense x Asa keiliana
27 Oncidium \ Onc. Ruffles 'Scent of a Woman' \ Ornithorhynchum x fuscatum
28 Oncidium \ Onc. Wildcat 'TOW' \ Rustic Bridge x Crowborough
29 Oncidium \ Onc. Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance' AM/AOS \ Jamie Sutton x Honolulu
30 Oncidium \ Onc. Sharry Baby 'Unicorn Raspberry' HCC/AOS \ Jamie Sutton x Honolulu
31 Oncidium \ Onc. Sharry Baby 'Red Fantasy' (To Be Confirmed) \ Jamie Sutton x Honolulu
32 Oncidium \ Onc. Pacific Pagan 'Pacific Swarm' \ Onc. Debutante x Onc. Jimbo
33 Oncidium \ Onc. Rex Van Delden 'Pink Bees' \ Onc. Fuscatum x Onc. Incurvum
34 Oncidium \ Vuyl. Blarney Stone 'Geyserland' \ Lutetia x Oda. Anne Boleyn
35 Oncidium \ Bllra. Big Shot 'Kitty Kat' \ Milt. Maui Titan x Bllra. Tahoma Glacier
36 Oncidium \ Wils. Aloha Sparks 'Pele's Glow' \ Odcdm. Lorraine's 14th WOC x Pda. Redhot Spark
37 Paphiopedilum \ Unnamed \ Paph. Hsinying Cherry 'Magic Fire' x Macabre
38 Paphiopedilum \ Paph. Cloud's Robot Chicken \ Moquetteanum 'Red Lady' x Apicetianum
39 Planifolia \ Vanilla Planifolia \ Species: Planifolia
40 Phaius \ Phaius Dan Rosenberg 'Tropical Ice' \ Phaius tankervilleae x Gastrorchis tuberculosa
41 phalaenopsis \ Phal. Unknown # 1 - White & Purple Spots \ Unknown
42 phalaenopsis \ Phal. Unknown # 2 - white with Purple lips \ Unknown
43 phalaenopsis \ Phal . Unknown #4 - Purple striped \ Unknown
44 phalaenopsis \ Unnamed \ Phal. (Abendrot x Donna Sue) ‘delicata’ x Mem Albert Schweitzer ‘First Kiss’
45 phalaenopsis \ Unnamed \ Phal. (Abendrot x Donna Sue) ‘delicata’ x Mem Albert Schweitzer ‘First Kiss’
46 phalaenopsis \ Dtps. Tinny Amethyst 'Merlot' \ Minho Princess x Happy Valentine
47 phalaenopsis \ Dtps. Minho Princess 'Kandy Kane' \ Sun Prince x Phal. Ta Lin Freeds
48 Unknown Hybrid \ Complex Hybrid \ Unknown
49 Vanda \ Unnamed \ Ascha Leenachai x v. adisak


By all means any advice for which you think would do well in the tank would be greatly appricaited.

I added two more 4 foot t5
The tank is made of plexiglass

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Old 07-01-2009, 02:46 PM
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Update
*remember this tank is not a display tank purely a functionnal grow-op

cheap adjustable shelving


simple lighting hood

Raised subfloor
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:30 PM
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here it is all planted up there about 30 orchids on the top shelf
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Looks AMAZING I can't believe you found someone to build you an acrylic tank here in Canada (hollah from sauga here btw ) Great job - I should consider getting rid of my make-shift 90g and get one of these puppies.

Just some thoughts:
1) Keep us updated on how the acrylic doors do - ie warping etc...
2) You may want to think about getting reflectors for the T5s - definitely helps a lot!

Keep it up...again, it looks really slick!
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:27 AM
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hey Calvin nice to hear from a local. RPN design is really good at making tanks they alos make insert which is a cheaper way of doing it.
The good thing about RPN is his experience with tanks with high humidity(He has around 30 tanks for is dart frogs) because of this he knows where the tanks will warp and they have been reinforced.
Give him a call if you ever wanted to upgrad.

I also add mylar at the top back and sides to reflect as much light as possible.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:14 AM
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Woow, I like the final result! Despite you don't call it a display tank, I like the looks now the plants are in it.
Your shelves are simple but good looking and very funtional! Great idea!

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