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Default "New" orchid cabinet with drip wall

This cabinet has a drip wall build of Hygrolon glued to Epiweb slabs. You can see the patch work of all the slabs and they are cut in size to fit nicely.
It has a false bottom and a water compartment with a pump for the drip wall.
When the front is off during the day the RH goes down to 70-75 % and during night I close the front and let the humidity go up to 95+%.
I have several computer fans for air circulation bult into the cabinet.

For light I have a 60x10 cm Ultra High Output LED Panel giving (110lm/W) with a good spectra, 6500K color temperature and a total of 3960 lumen.
The cabinet have been running like this for about 5-6 month WITHOUT any other light!




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Very nice! The moss will look fantastic when it grows to cover the whole wall.

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I love your design!
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Spectacular! I love the design.

How often does the drip wall drip? Is it constant cycling water?

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Thats really cool looking
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Thanks everyone!

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How often does the drip wall drip? Is it constant cycling water?
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As the hygrolon wick water I only need it to be running for 3-5 min to completly wet all the slabs. And the drying is even as the material wick water from around. I think I have it on 5 min every second hour daytime and a few times during night when I close the cabinet. The high humidity during night prevent the hygrolon from drying up.

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nice! whats the media in the pots?
It is hygrolon in the pots and this is how I did it:

Step 1. glue hygrolon wicks on the bottom outside ant thread them through the hole.

Step 2 fill the bottom with pieces of hygrolon and some expanded clay pellets.

Step 3. Roll a strip of hygrolon around the roots. Balance the lenght so the diameter match the clay pot.

Step 4, plant the rolled hygrolon in the pot and form the layer to a nice cone.

Step 5. Not shown, pot the pot on a wet surface and the hygrolon will wick up water creating a nice moist compartment for the roots.

On the last picture you can see the pot standing on the wick.





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Very inventive -- looks super cool
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