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My "new" master orchid cabinet

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Magnus A, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Hello everyone!
    I have been absent for quite some time from this forum. The latest year I have had some downs conserning my orchids and way to much to do at work. A not so good year for my hobby.
    But almost a year ago I posted pictures on my "future" orchid cabinet: http://www.orchidsinteractive.com/showthread.php?t=672 . And finaly I have had some time to organise and photograph it so I dare to show you how it looked like. I just had a reshuffeling so it is somewhat more ordered then on the picture.

    Enjoy:

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  2. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Fantastic!
     
  3. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    It looks wonderful! I'd have that in my living room.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    That is very nice and looks big for a cabinet setup. I was wondering what are the approximate dimensions and what you are using for lighting in this cabinet space?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations on a great looking set-up.
     
  6. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Tom,
    The dimensions are: growing hight is 140 cm and the bottom is 120*120 cm with a cut front corner (80*80cm).
    The light: 4*54W T5 6500K and 1*150W MH 5600K.
     
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    That's sweet Magnus. Did you construct the frame? If so how did you do it?
     
  8. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    WOW! That's great, Magnus! :clap:
    It's good to see you again.
     
  9. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    I want one!
     
  10. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    That is terrific!
    Welcome back!
     
  11. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Thanks Magnus
     
  12. dr_dmd

    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    wonderful! We all want one, too! I am sure you are enjoying it very much.
     
  13. Dawn

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    OH MY!!!! I NEED IT!!
     
  14. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Harry, I bought it second hand but the frame is constructed from standard aluminum profiles.
     
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    Thanks Magnus. What was it's original use?
     
  16. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Harry, from the start it was a terrarium for large snakes (I do not know what kind).
    The owner before me had used it for orchids and the bottom and back panel was in bad shape. I did build new ones with glasfiber laminated epoxi as moisture and water barrier.
     
  17. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    That's awesome Magnus!