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    An orchid fancier with a CP problem chibae's Avatar
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    Finally putting up the new rack

    Well with lots of help from my hubby the new plant cage is in place. For those who don't remember my excitment at this find, it is 6 ft high, 4 ft wide and 2 ft deep on casters with locking doors in front. The sides, top and front doors are covered with clear plexiglass.
    My original dreams of a mylar backing, T5 lights and humidifiers was squashed, for now. So the back is lined with white water proof material. Two shelves are lined with a light colored water proof material and the center one with green. All materials are left over from hubby's days doing marine canvas for the local boating industry. The green was chosen because it was the only piece big enough to cover a shelf and up one side in a single piece and i wanted that for where I have the mounted orchids, to help with stopping water from dripping on the shelf/lights below it.
    The lights are my old T12's..with a promise that as these wear out i can replace them. right now the airflow is still by airhoses, but i will be switching to a fan soon.
    for now temps have been about 66 degrees f and humidity around 65%.
    The pics are by cellphone and I had to turn the top lights down for a better capture.



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    *whistles*
    That's pretty hardcore Judy!

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    An orchid fancier with a CP problem chibae's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    *whistles*
    That's pretty hardcore Judy!
    Iit's actually is a steel storage rack with doors. The casters, plexiglass and shelves are all factory add ons. Bought new, the rack alone is roughtly $1500, before all the add ons. The shelves alone are over a hundred a piece. hubby found it at an auction for me for, are you ready,
    $35.00
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    cool set up,and a bargain too

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    Wow, that's fantastic.
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    Nice! You have your own CP penitentiary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    Nice! You have your own CP penitentiary.
    Well after so many years of flora-bondage (wiring bonsai limbs and phalaenopsis orchid spikes) I decided that I needed to step up my game for the more dangerous and hard to control plants.

    Plus it keeps the ever errant Morgan from chewing on the leaves as she is prone to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibae View Post
    Iit's actually is a steel storage rack with doors. The casters, plexiglass and shelves are all factory add ons. Bought new, the rack alone is roughtly $1500, before all the add ons. The shelves alone are over a hundred a piece. hubby found it at an auction for me for, are you ready,
    $35.00
    LOL! I wish I had your income / budget!

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