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My new orchidarium

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by skinnybonedog, May 21, 2012.

  1. skinnybonedog

    skinnybonedog Member

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    Hi All,

    Finally found my 36x 36 x 18 exo terra for a good price. Here it is the day I set it up. So far so good....I have 4 led panels on the back and two 55 w cfl on the front right....not sure how the lighting will work out but so far some plants near the top are getting a purple tinge to the leaves so there is enough light near the top. The bottom could be another story...time will tell.

    Tammy


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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's great. It looks well settled in for a first day, as if it has been that way for quite some time.
     
  3. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Looks dreamy. Way to go! Hope it's the beginning of new growths and blooms.
     
  4. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks very nice Tammy. Got a list of what's in it?
     
  5. skinnybonedog

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    No list at the moment....lots of bulbos, mottled phals, mini catts, mini vandas....a little bit of everything really. Some I lost tags on and hope will bloom for me in the new set up. When I get time I will make a list of the ones that have labels...temps stay around 80 daytime, 69-70-ish at night...humidity between 65 and too high for my gauge to read....so over 90% for a few hours after I water everything.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Wonderful setup! :)
     
  7. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. Great job. What's the background? Does that come with the setup when you buy it, or is it something you added?
     
  8. skinnybonedog

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    Thanks everyone....the background is just the foam background that comes with the tank when you buy it. It is not the prettiest but it works. Cork flats would look nicer but also be harder to get the orchid mount wire into.
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice set up, Tammy. Great job.
     
  10. Kermie

    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    Looks like a great set up. Beautiful
    I am sure that like mine it will always be a work in progress :)
     
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    Awesome
    I am happy for you but green with envy
     
  12. sharonahmed2000

    sharonahmed2000 New Member

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    I realize that this an old thread, but hope someone will read it! I am just starting one also in a exo terra (36x24x18). What did you make your background from? I am thinking of combining great stuff expandable foam with a mix of peat and sphagnum moss with pieces of cork bark in areas. My question is whether I can attach orchids directly to the dried foam with the sphagnum moss parts?
    Thanks
     
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    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    I haven't gone the peat/sphagnum on great stuff route but I have had good luck with hygrolon. I think folius now market the product as Spyra. Ray used to sell basically the same thing as Aquamat but that may have been discontinued
     
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