Well there are some people who grow phrags in trays with running water flowing through the trays. Paphs would not do well in trays like that. Some people also grow phrags sitting n about an inch of water. Paphs would rot that way too. I don;t know how intolerant paphs are of fertalizers to be honest. I just know that over at another site someone had made a mistake of watering his paphs with fertalizer mixxed for his other orchids and about killed them. I assume it was too strong and burned the roots. My paphs get the same fert as all my other plants, but I don;t fert regularly, and I only use 1/4 strength orchid fert. You can soak them to water thats fine. You just can't grow them sitting in water as some people do with phrags. I didn;t mean to confuse you. I have heard that Paphs and phrags along with Masdis and Draculas like nice clean water like CPs. I water everything with rainwater most of the time except when I need to do a thorough water like today then I use the hose because its much easier. I hope this clears things up for you. If not ask and I will try to clear up what I know.