Thanks for the updated pics! These look great and the shelf is really coming along nicely.
Noticed the open air plants in the back, is your Texas home's humidity levels higher than mine? Which would only have to be higher than 35%-45% on average? Or are you similar levels and giving me some motivation to try a similar setup in my place?
Please say you are lower levels XD
Sorry to get your hopes up but that rack is just for Cephalotus, so household humidity levels are just fine for them.
Here is that rack if you haven't found it yet. http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...uld-love-input!
haha, ahhh, yeah I got my hopes up XD but it was nothing you did.
I just showed my wife your images and explained that this was nicely contained, the space enclosed and out of the way and her response to my proceeding question of, "...could you handle me having something like this out in open in our house?" was just laughter. So I got my response. Wife says no. So I guess I need to hold out hope we can find a house someday with space for a greenhouse out back or an extra room where I can do whatever the H I want to do.
Thanks for that link! I am awfully inspired by your setups, loving this!
RSS, it is a pleasure to watch your handy-work, as always. Your latest masterpiece is looking great. I can't wait to see how it fills out.
You are too kind.
I figured someone might find this interesting, I mounted one of the LED bars with 8 of the LEDs powered by the moonlight kits. Here is a photo of the tank with a single T5 on the back and the LED bar on the front. I could not tell any difference in light levels visually and my camera was too inconsistent to really be of any use. I think it was the spotlight effect of the LEDs that was causing the meter in my camera to act odd.
DSC_0095 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
Originally Posted by RSS
2 @ 16" Shelf Bracket - $4.89 each = $9.78 (There are brackets that would have worked just as well for like $1-2 each, design choice)
2 @ Mounting Rails - $5.59 = $11.18 (Depending on the brackets these may or may not be required. I wanted to be able to move the light up and down very easily and quickly)
1 @ 16" X 3' Shelf $11.89 (Cheaper options available, could have just used a piece of wood)
Total for the Shelf comes to $32.85 + some screws I already had. Took an hour or two, nothing major.
Figured I'd update this while I had the tank flooded this morning, they are getting their 30m of approx. 100 ppm ferts for the week.
This is by far the easiest setup I've done to date, once a week I plug a cord in to fill the tank up the the top of the pots and close a ball value. Then allow them to soak for about 30-60m then drain it back down by opening the ball value. Just that easy. Every 4-6 weeks I do a complete water change of the entire system.
Nep seedlings, I've removed and mailed off about 20 from this tray so far.
DSC_0961 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
My next problem....Nep amp that is quickly getting too big for this tank.
DSC_0962 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
Another problem....Ping 'Weser'....I originally only had one plant when I set up this tank. Now I have 12 pots of them....Atleast they are free flowering in there which is nice.
DSC_0963 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
Nep maxima mini (I think) in a seed starting sponge
DSC_0964 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
Ceph in a seed starting sponge + random orchid seedings.
DSC_0965 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
DSC_0966 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
Few orchid compots
DSC_0967 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
DSC_0968 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
i love your tank, i'd so want to live in it if i was a nepenthes.
Carnivorous plant enthusiast
Looking fantastic RSS. Damn...that is one fine looking tank.