Need help getting my 29gal going again
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Need help getting my 29gal going again
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 09-16-2017, 11:19 AM
homebrewdude homebrewdude is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 23
Need help getting my 29gal going again
Default Need help getting my 29gal going again

I used to have the following setup, and had great results until we moved.

29gal, Led light fixture. False bottom with a waterfall down the sidewall.
Growth was great, lots of blooms, but had to sell when I moved.

Bought another 29gal and have the same light.
Do LED's go bad over time?
I built a false bottom again, but this tank has no water feature. My orchids are basically dying in the tank.

I am thinking I need to up the humidity, I cant always mist everyday, sometimes once a week.

Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2017, 03:21 PM
PaphMadMan PaphMadMan is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Zone: 5a
Location: Madison WI
Age: 61
Posts: 2,490
Need help getting my 29gal going again Male
Default

LED output can decrease with use, but would not have changed during the time it was unused.

How long have the orchids been in the new tank? It would take a few months for low light to cause any visible problems other than lack of growth. Is there any natural light at all?

Do you have any way measuring temperature and humidity? If not, that's a high priority both for long term health of plants and determining what the problem may be. Do you have a fan for internal air movement? How open is the tank to outside air? Tightly covering the tank would hold humidity but a fan for circulation would be a necessity.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2017, 11:15 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,852
Need help getting my 29gal going again
Default

What orchids are you trying to grow?
__________________
I decorate in green!

Last edited by Leafmite; 09-17-2017 at 08:28 PM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes estación seca liked this post
  #4  
Old 09-17-2017, 03:12 AM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Need help getting my 29gal going again
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,497
Need help getting my 29gal going again Male
Default

You can buy a piece of plastic grating used in ceiling recessed fluorescent light boxes, and cut it to fit the bottom of your tank. Set the pots on that and have a thin layer of water on the bottom.

Put a jar in there with water and an aquarium air stone. The bubbling will evaporate quite a bit of water.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood

Last edited by estación seca; 09-17-2017 at 12:44 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-17-2017, 08:24 AM
Subrosa's Avatar
Subrosa Subrosa is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Zone: 6b
Location: PA coal country
Posts: 3,124
Need help getting my 29gal going again Male
Default

Although the setup is down now I had good success with sheets of EcoWeb used as a background with a spraybar fed by a pump on a timer.
__________________
Be who you are and say what you think. Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-17-2017, 09:01 AM
homebrewdude homebrewdude is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 23
Need help getting my 29gal going again
Default

Almost 2 years now, most died.
I bought a temp/humidity meter
No natural light, and in the previous good tank there was no natural light either.

Loose fitting glass lid. No fan

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
LED output can decrease with use, but would not have changed during the time it was unused.

How long have the orchids been in the new tank? It would take a few months for low light to cause any visible problems other than lack of growth. Is there any natural light at all?

Do you have any way measuring temperature and humidity? If not, that's a high priority both for long term health of plants and determining what the problem may be. Do you have a fan for internal air movement? How open is the tank to outside air? Tightly covering the tank would hold humidity but a fan for circulation would be a necessity.


---------- Post added at 07:01 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:00 AM ----------

i have the egg crate on the bottom with screen over the top.
That is my false bottom.
I had no water under it, I was just misting the surface of the plants once per week.

I just added a layer of water to the bottom.
1 gallon worth


Quote:
Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
You can buy a piece of plastic grating used in ceiling recessed fluorescent light boxes, and cut it to fit the bottom of your tank. Setnthe pots on that and have a thin layer of water on the bottom.

Put a jar in there with water and an aquarium air stone. The bubbling will evaporate quite a bit of water.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
29gal, bottom, false, moved, tank


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
29gal Orchidarium isurus79 Terrarium Gardening 10 10-20-2012 05:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:03 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.