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    Hi everyone,
    My question for the day: Are stones in a humidity tray helpful humidity-wise or do they only contribute to make the tray more "attractive"?
    Vicki

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    I think they basically serve to keep the orchid up out of the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brit6v View Post
    Hi everyone,
    My question for the day: Are stones in a humidity tray helpful humidity-wise or do they only contribute to make the tray more "attractive"?
    Vicki
    Like Jonada said, they keep the pot up above the water. BUT, that said, they can also make for interesting decoration. What do you have in mind Vicki?

    Cheers,
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    I like to use glass marbles, color, color, color!

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    Default Brutal_Dreamer

    I'm sorry Bruce, I made a mistake.....I should have elaborated and explained why I was asking.....I didn't mean to be vague. I see now that I didn't complete my thoughts and make myself clear.

    I have a little Paph that I decided to bring inside from the greenhouse and sit on a humidity tray in front of a window. For my tray, I filled a dish with water and put an upside down plastic basket inside to sit my plant on (same concept as a tray sold online).....rather than sit my orchid directly on stones slightly above the water level. I began to wonder if I should lower the water level and add stones around the basket or else remove the basket and use stones and water solely. I'm sure this sounds very trivial, but I thought maybe the stones would help create a slight bit more humidity via water dispersement....maybe so? not? Just a thought. I know the tray is not going to raise humidity much....only a few %, but every little bit helps. I believe I remember reading a post from you in the past commenting that you use a tray(s) in your home. If I am correct, approx. how much humidity increase do you get? And what are your thoughts on stones? I've included some pics.
    Thank you in advance,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Like Jonada said, they keep the pot up above the water. BUT, that said, they can also make for interesting decoration. What do you have in mind Vicki?

    Cheers,
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    Thank you for your reply, Jonata. I apologize that I failed to make myself clear.....my mistake. (Please read my reply to Bruce, pics included)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    I think they basically serve to keep the orchid up out of the water.

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    Same to you, Cindi.....I apologize that I failed to make myself clear. Also, I agree that pretty marbles or stones look very attractive in a tray. I love to play with color, so we think alike. (Please read my post reply to Bruce...pics included)
    Thanks for your reply,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    I like to use glass marbles, color, color, color!
    Last edited by brit6v; October 18th, 2010 at 01:38 PM. Reason: redundant wording

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    How about a pair of betta in it, or maybe some Anubias barteri var nanas to decorate. I love anything natural

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    I love the setup you put together. I think that marbles of different colors would really set it off.

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    Hi Vincent,
    What are betta and Anubias barteri? Sorry for my ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siaogu View Post
    How about a pair of betta in it, or maybe some Anubias barteri var nanas to decorate. I love anything natural

    Vincent

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