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One of My Glass Enclosures!

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by ryan248, May 26, 2022.

  1. ryan248

    ryan248 New Member

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    This is one of my two glass tanks which gives off a higher light intensity.

    The only thing I manually have to do is watering, occurring in the am and pm by hand (strictly distilled water). The system keeps the humidity at 95% and will let it drop .5%. If it goes over 95%, the system will bring in fresh, dry air and while pushing out moisture. The lights are on a 12/12 cycle... am literally pushing it with high light, but I love how the leaves react to it. If the humidity drops too low or can't be brought down for some odd reason, I'm notified via my phone through an app but hasn't happened, yet! haha

    I have to clean it out since it is getting very crowded! Tomorrow, I am getting a new setup, so I'm hoping to move out a few plants to make it less cluttered.




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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That looks great! If you are only using distilled water, do you ever fertilize the plants?
     
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    I do fertilize which usually occurs once a month at a very low dosage. I really need to invest in a RO system or such. It can really start saving me money and reduce plastic waste.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    When using distilled or RO water you need to remember that there is nothing in it. I've seen a friend starve his collection by thinking he didn't have to fertilize.
     
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    I am very aware of that haha
    Most of mine have been in my care for 2-3 years and never have ran into any deficiency problems or lack of growth per se.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Also don’t forget that all actively-growing plants must have calcium supplied fairly continuously, as once it is absorbed and captured into tissue, it is immobile and cannot be shared.
     
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    As a Plant Science major, I am aware aha