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Old 06-21-2008, 03:05 AM
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hello, well i got everything except the mini fan and the egg crate. Could not find them at Home Depot. Will check electronic or computer store for mini fan that can fit inside. Right now i have the aquarium in it's new home, it will be under my fluorescent light fixture, that houses the Phals. Phals under the fluorescent light stand on the left and the orchidarium to the right side of the lite fixture. Tomorrow i pick up the t5 24" 2 skiny lites fixture. didn't have it when i went to get it so it will be in tomorrow. That will be the most expensive with setting the whole orchidarium up. THat being said, i saw a beautiful phaph Eustacenum today, that i just had to have. Purplish in color, purplish sepals with black dots, and the pouch is a beautiful maroon color as well. I can't believe i paid so much for it Couldn't help myself. My orchidarium will have masc, mini dends, brasovola higher up. But this phaph is mottled leave, which means it needs warmer conditions. Can i place it along under the fluorescent light fixture with the phals? I also don't really like the tall container it is in. Can i put it in a smaller pot, even though it's in bloom, or is that too dangerous So far i have added a tray that fits the bottom of the aquarium and filled it with gravel for humidity. I bought plexiglass to put over the dowels. then tomorrow i will put the light fixture over that. All your advise is so helpful. I spend hours on this site, just looking around, but still would appreciate any feedback you have to give me about what i am doing. I have also mounted my masc on a piece of driftwood wrapped with fresh moss. I also have mounted my brassovola on a slab that is hanging at the top of the aquarium or now, till i have the t5 fixture tomorrow. Is there something else i can use beside the egg crate as can't find it anywhere. Went to 3 different places today, and that's after having 7 teeth extracted less than one week ago. Good thing you can't see my lack of teeth right now. Well i can't think of anything else right now, but hopefully you will be able to add some things that i have forgotten. Thank you everyone.
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:26 AM
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Please, show the photo of you orchidarium
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:43 PM
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Hi, i will try to add the photo of the phaph
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What about the photo of the orchidarium and a photo of your new beautiful smile.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:13 PM
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Hi, i am trying to figure out how to post photo of the phaph i had to buy!!! Where do i go on this site to do that? No pic of smile! Gums need to heal before i can put in the dentures. hahaha!. Orchidarium isn't quite set up yet, but at soon as it is, i will send a pic.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:46 PM
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Question Need your help,Please! Orchidarium lighting

, first of all i still can't figure out how to post a pic of a phaph i just had to have. More importantly at this moment, i am waiting for the lighting that will fit over my aqaurium. It is coming from another store, should be here today. It is called "Nova Extreme, 24" t5 H.D. the skinny lights (2 in the fixture) It will fit over the top of the aquarium. As i have previously mentioned, i am making a orchidarium out of a 20 gallon high aquarium. Also, in the midst of mounting most of my orchids, that can be mounted. But please, tell me the lighting i am buying is RIGHT!!! Please i need to know i am making the right decision. As said before, i am growing, macs, mini dends, brassovola, L.C. Phals and Phaph require too much warmth for what i am attempting to do. So they will sit under the fluorescent stand. under which the Orchidarium will be, but on the other side. PLEASE tell me this is all right , especially the lighting. It cost 100.00!!! Thank you so much in advance
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Orchidlover - if ever you have a question or problem with the board .. please feel free to email or PM one of the moderators
Here are the links to help you post photos - These are permanent threads or stickies in the Beginner's Discussion Forum -
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Hi, thank you for the mail. i will try the pic thingy. Do you think my lighting i am getting will be good? I hope someone can help me feel better about this. Thank you.
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Orchid_lover - you may not be able to find the egg crating in the conventional location at the HD here...I found mine not in the lighting section but all the way the other end near the windows and screens!

I have discovered that cookie trays bought at the dollar store are more economical than egg crating - just a thought
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Thanks for the GREAT idea. I will definitely follow that up! Let you know what i find!! The home Depot i've checked didn't have any! What do you think about my above lighting that i am buying. Would welcome your thoughts and anyones as well. Thanks again!!!!
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