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A terrarium in the making

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by jai, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. jai

    jai Orchid addict

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    I bought this acrylic/plexiglass display shelf from craigslist. I plan to make it into a wardian case out of it after making a few adjustments. Wish me luck! Screenshot_2017-01-04-19-00-27 (2).png
     
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    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Hi Jai, That is going to be so Cool! You will have to post pics as you go....
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    For sure!
     
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    Can't wait to see!
     
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    Gregg Zollinger Active Member

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    Very cool!
     
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    This will be cool project! I'm very eager to see what comes out of this.
    Marvelous idea [emoji362]
     
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    I will definitely takes pics along the way and get all the specs. I hoping I can make it cool to intermediate terrarium so I can move my Restrepias and things in.
     
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    Jai, I will be following the development, I want to learn all I can about how these things come together successfully. I have thought about doing one in the future. I am sure you will come up with very creative solutions along the way.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Jai, something you should consider right off the top is lighting.

    With an enclosure that tall, you're likely to have difficulty providing sufficient light at the bottom if all of the light is from the top. Both shadows and the inverse-square law work against you.

    One elegant solution I have seen was to use hidden pockets in the underside of a man made "branch" to house LEDs that illuminated lower parts of the enclosure. Plants were mounted on it, too.
     
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    JA_Ventura New Member

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    Its ok to light orchids with any led light?? Doesnt really needs sun light ?
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    "Any" LED? Maybe not. Let's not forget that there is a whole spectrum of White LED's, ranging from "possible, but not the best," to "great."

    Yes, orchids may be grown under artificial light, as can any plant. It's just a matter of finding the right spectrum and intensity.

    Do some searching here. Naoki and others have posted some really good information.
     
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    Sorry I forgot to mention that I will lay the case on its side because of lighting.