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My new growing case

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    Wow, this thing has been in the works for sometime now...

    I think I mentioned it once or twice but Im almost happy with to, so Ill bear the pain of having things pointed out.. I started out with a 68" x 31.5" x 14" shelving from that Scandanavian furniture place. All pre drilled for multiple set up options. Took a large LARGE plastic bag, used to cover pallets of soil and covered the sides and top. I used my broke guitar strings strung from the predrilled holes to hang my mounts off of. There is a cheap ten dollar vaporizer on the bottom to boost humidity. For ventilation I hardwired an extra exhaust fan designed for a small bathroom, tons of air movement! Im tihinking about those thin profile computer style fans, but dont know where to get them so PM me with info? The door is 30" x 36" plexi, had a little trouble cutting it. Really stoked on the handle. It has snap hinges so it automaticaly closes or opens when it reaches a certain point. Little magnet things to close it. Im on the second story facing east, morning sun until 11 maybe at the most, but its reflected all day by the white building across from me. Everything in there is low light, besides the Dock...

    Whats in there? Off the top of my head.

    Aerangis:
    brachycarpa
    citrata
    distincta
    fastousa
    kirkii
    luteo alba var. rhodosticta
    modesta
    mysticidii
    punctata

    Angraecum:
    compactum (x2)
    leonis

    Bulbophyllum:
    echinolabium (x2)
    putidum

    Ceratocentron fesseli

    Chiloschista lunifera (x2)

    Dockrillia linguiformis

    Eurychone rothschildiana (x2)

    Haraella retrocalla (x3)

    Jumellea densifoliata

    Microterangis:
    hariotenella
    hildebrantii


    Mysticidium:
    braebonae
    capense

    Neobathia filicornu

    Podangis dactyloceras
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    I do apologize for the addition of my unmade bed, but do you sleep next to something like that? Let me off the hook then! Thanks.

    Things that are soon to bloom.
    Aerangis citrata
    Aerangis modesta
    Aerangis fastousa
    Aerangis brachycarpa
    Both my Microterangis have spikes.
    Ceratocentron fesselii has two spikes!

    Thought a couple other Aerangidinae had spikes but they turned out to be keikis.. Kind of sad kind of not, Ill take it.
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    It's quite a piece of engineering. And as long as the orchids are happy, who cares about the bed??

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    Looks like the plants are gonna luv you! Nice work!

    Cheers,
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    Not to be too critical, since function is more critical than beauty, but maybe your first upgrade could be a sheet of plexiglass for the front to make viewing the plants a little more enjoyable.

    How is the wood treated to handle the high humidity environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sake of silence View Post
    The door is 30" x 36" plexi, had a little trouble cutting it. Really stoked on the handle. It has snap hinges so it automaticaly closes or opens when it reaches a certain point. Little magnet things to close it.
    Look at the last picture I posted...

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    How are the plants receiving light? is it window light? How do you water them?

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    It's an eastern facing window, second story. There is a building right across from me, painted white. It reflects ambient light all day, brightly. I use bottled water, plus a humidifier.

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