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Unread 08-08-2013, 05:27 PM
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This is my first orchidarium. I must admit my methods are crude at best. I have not been above using various random objects that I had laying around to lift the plants to the perfect light levels. It isn't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing way to grow, but my plants seem to be doing ok.
I use a 250 watt Metal halide as the light source with a large box fan to blow the hot air away from the glass top. I also use a crane cool mist humidifier controlled by a zoomed hygrotherm humidistat. I overkilled the air movement as I have 3 fans running in the tank at all times. Perhaps the equipment isn't ghetto it's the look of the display...lolz
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Unread 08-08-2013, 07:57 PM
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Very cool!

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As always, it is whatever works fou you! Are the plants happy? If so then you have achieved your goal.....Jean
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Hey mine are sitting on a light shade/bright light spot on my porch on a raised cake cooling rack, so I like this idea. Although my Russian Tortoise Sheldon would be quite angry if my orchid had a better set up then he did. lol.
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you would be surprised at how many of us have started off in some type of what you call 'ghetto tanks'

I didnt just have a ghetto tank, I lived in mine

There's a progressive pattern I'm starting to see in logic and reasoning with this orchid collection dysfunction. They really should assign a medical code for it so insurance can help us out too
O.C.D. "Orchid Collecting Dysfunction"
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