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DIY orchidarium - anyone have instructions

This is a discussion on DIY orchidarium - anyone have instructions within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hi i would like to start a thread for orchidarium DIY if anyone can post ...

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    Default DIY orchidarium - anyone have instructions

    hi
    i would like to start a thread for orchidarium DIY
    if anyone can post how did they built thier orchidarium
    if you have photos step by step or illustration even better.

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    What do you mean by orchidarium?? Do you mean a regular greenhouse? Wardian case? Sunroom?

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    Check out this guy's set up. He has detailed pictures and advice on how it was done.

    Cool growing Orchidarium

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    what are the demensions of your orchidarium?

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    I am planning one, haven't gotten around to making it yet. I wanted to use an old fish tank, but those aren't really in supply >.>. I am looking at getting a couple of custom glass pieces and making myself one. Dimensions are 3' tall x 3' deep x 4' wide with the front panel actually 2 panes of glass the same size with some sort of hinge to open in the middle and an open top so I can rig up a lighting mount and hoses for a humidifier/fogger and a fan mount. I wanted to do a homemade wooden frame. I have also been looking at synthetic materials, but I need to find something that can withstand, heat and moisture very well... so far, lots of planning and not much else...

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    Perspex can withstand heat and moisture, it's lighter than glass and it won't break as wasy as glass, also drilling is very easy with a regular driller while in glass you need special driller or to pay for a drilling service.

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    Thanks!

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