Nice update Varun! I especially like all your Lepanthes.
Welcome back, prodigal Canadian . . .
“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
Looking great V, its good to see you back with a vengeance!
I want more Lepanthes now LOL
Its threads like these that help me get back into this hobby when I feel like I can never grow the plants I use to, as well as I use to. I really appreciate you posting your story, it is an absolute inspiration! I do have a question, if you don't mind. That really nifty mister-and-fan set up, have you noticed that it helps keep things cooler, too? Would you mind showing a little more of that apparatus, if you have time?
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by vraev; 02-03-2014 at 02:09 AM.
"The plants you grow, end up growing you."
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Time for a update. Got some new accessories for my camera. As I posted in a previous thread in general discussion or seen in the set here, I replaced the LCD on my camera after airport baggage handlers mishandled my luggage.
Now..added a screen protector which was OMG just quality... quality not found even in official accessories. Top notch japanese glass 0.5 mm thick 7 layers of protective films. Took 3wk to arrive from China..but damn...worth it. Best 10-15$ I ever spent.
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to protect their DLSR LCD. Check out GGS screen protectors. The NA version which is a bit marked up is called LAMAR I think which can be bought in NA stores.
Here is my latest toy that I bought myself as a gift. A used macro lens on kijiji.
The Nikon 105mm micro nikkor F2.8/D. Old but gold. Non VR...similar to my 60mm macro. But damn...its as good as expected but of course, the additional focal length. Effectively a 150mm micro nikkor on my DX Nikon D90.
Creamy creamy bokeh & blur. Now for some updates with this lens.
Some with old 60mm micro nikkor
60mm micro nikkor tripod + shutter open for 1 sec atleast
Thats for now. Need to find time to set up the tripod and take some new pics.
Just noticed your question. Certainly...will take a better pic next time. But its just a simple PC fan with some L pieces mounted to a silicone suction to stick it inside. The fan itself is wired to just a simple speed regulator. I wanted to regulator to be able to control airflow. For a small tank like this, there is such a thing as too much airflow...so using the regulator, I always mess around with the fan to prevent drying up every day and killing my live sphagnum. I already have a tough time keeping the sphagnum on the wall alive.
Regd temps..it doesn't really play a role. The fan is also hooked up to a timer. It comes on like 8 times a day after a misting event for 5-10min to dry out the leaves. The temps are in control just due to the fact that I have this in the basement.
hope that helps. Will show more pic of this later.