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This is a discussion on Cold vivarium within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; These are some pics of my setup for growing cold orchids, specially masdevallias and draculas. ...

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    Default Cold vivarium

    These are some pics of my setup for growing cold orchids, specially masdevallias and draculas. I am building a blog for more details but you can email me.Name:  CAJA.jpg
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    TEST PLANTS, THERE IS SPACE FOR MORE!

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    Now that's an interesting set up.

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    Thank you! And very cheap, I had most of the stuff, just had to buy a few things. More pics of how i did it.
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    The box, quite rough at this time. Used to transport vaccines. Thick Walls. Made a hole in the back for the Peltier and placed a glass in the front

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    Power supply, very simple, all made by myself.
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    Peltier unit. This is what really cools the box. See the C and H for cold and hot sides.
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    Group of LED's, Piranha type. Not a lot of lumens but enough for these small babies. Three reds, one blue and one white.
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    Really cool. I look forward to your updates.

    cheers,
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    Great ingenuity and skill on your part Jose. I never would of thunk of something like this. AL

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    Great set-up, Jose !!! Very ingenious .

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    Jose, is that like a chiller for a reef aquarium that you are using?

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    Cool set up, pun intended hehe, keep us updated, I would be really interested in growing some species like this.

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    Wow!! I love DIY, especially the successful ones . Please share the growing plants later. Congrats Jose .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Jose, is that like a chiller for a reef aquarium that you are using?
    Cathy, No, it's a "Peltier" unit similar to the ones used in portable coolers for vehicles.
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    Cool set up, pun intended hehe, keep us updated, I would be really interested in growing some species like this.
    If interested email me and will send you a few places were you can buy the stuff.

    " Wow!! I love DIY, especially the successful ones . Please share the growing plants later. Congrats Jose . "
    One of the plants already has a spike. Will post it later.
    Jose

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