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This is a discussion on Updated growing areas within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just a thought, Katherine...maybe that's an answer to your bog-smell problem--growing on tree-fern bark under ...

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    Just a thought, Katherine...maybe that's an answer to your bog-smell problem--growing on tree-fern bark under glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phalspital View Post
    OMG Magnus, you need to get out a little more! lol. Seriously, tak for the pictures--
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    On the contrary actually
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    As a researcher within Solar Fuels and Solar energy research I have been out way to much in the world and met way to many people. Particular in the energy and climate research and politic. I react instinctive on these issues unfortunate... :-)

    Katherine, the large cabinet is bought second hand and was built for snakes from the beginning. Though it is built out of standard Aluminium frames and ordinary glass. I though changed the back and the bottom to water tightmaterials myself.

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    I love your cabinets, now you have me plotting to see what I can come up with! I'm probably better off sticking with large window sills and my shelving with florescent lights I set up to start vegetables in for the spring. The rest of the year many of my orchids and house plants live there! It's a little low light, the Phals are somewhat dark leaved, but it's enough for them to grow happily and bloom!

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    Time for an update of the drip wall cabinet. 3 month after the last picture and a massive pruning of undesired mosses last week. :-)

    Now it has been running with only LED light for 7 month...

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    An Update.

    The cabinet have now been running for about 14-16 month (depending how to count) with only the LED light as light source. I have on avarage cleaned the water reservoir under the false bottom every secont to third month and refilled it with 50 liters of water. I have also pruned the moss several times.

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    lovely and clean grow area

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    Not only functional but visually so vey pleasing!!!

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    Magnus, have you considered posting how you went about making the cabinet? Or what process you went through with the materials?

    I'd love to learn a little more about it something like this would solve a lot of my growing space issues!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHLL38 View Post
    Magnus, have you considered posting how you went about making the cabinet? Or what process you went through with the materials?

    I'd love to learn a little more about it something like this would solve a lot of my growing space issues!
    I have,but at the moment I have not compiled any material. I will try to do that but at the moment my life situation prevent me for allocating the time to do it right away. :-(

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    Default So complete!

    This is fascinating and it must have taken quite a bit of knowledge and thought, as well as skill. Thank you for sharing this!

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