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Old 03-01-2015, 01:24 AM
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Ok so maybe not THE tiniest, bust inspired by Ordphien's Nightstand latern (if you haven't seen it you really should check it out: http://www.orchidboard.com/community...d-lantern.html ) and this build on dendroboard: Convert a glass aquarium to a European style terrarium - Dendroboard I decided to make my own tiny low tech tank for a few select minis and micro minis out of an 8in cube aquarium. So far it only has a Lepanthes calodictyon and a Lepanthes telipogoniflora in it but as soon as the weather warms up i am getting a Haraella retrocalla to put in there and i'm planning on taking a leaf cutting from my Lepanthopsis astrophora to put in there as well. in the future i may try to squeeze in one or two more micro minis. But without further ado pictures:
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WHat kind of light is that? DOes it emit much heat, and if so how do you keep the temps down in you...I must say....stylish terrarium?
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Very cool tank! and I like your quote
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Tindomul, It is one of those clamp on work lights from Home Depot with a75W equivalent CFL (at least i think it is). the housing sits about an inch or 2 above the top of the tank so the temp gains are never much of a problem. I ran it with just the moss and a min/max thermometer-hygrometer for a week or two and even when the radiator got turned on too high in my apartment temps never got over about 78F.

Also: THANKS! I wanted something a little nicer to look at than my plain old aquarium with eggcrate tank that the rest of my minis are in.
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Thanks Sonya!
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If you wait a little bit your lepanthopsis astrophora will grow keikis!

Very nice. The way the stone sits reminds me a bit of iwagumi style planted tanks.
Thanks for showing me calodictyon next to telipogoniflora. Seeing them next to each other really helped me picture it in my nightstand lantern.
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Thanks Ordphien! The leaves on the calodictyon are SO much prettier in person. i spend a lot of time staring at them you should get one!
aaaand now I'm drooling over this Iwagumi style tanks i'm finding all over the web. I may have to take up aquascaping!
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I really want one. But I don't think my lantern is big enough. My next setup

Iwagumi tanks are gorgeous. I personally don't have the finances, time, or energy for that style of aquascaping.

But I do love my planted tanks.
They are part of what turned me to orchids.

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There is now one little bloom on the calodictyon that I can take absolutely no credit for as it came in bud. And I discovered some residual fuzz from the packing material after I took the photo of course.
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