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post #11 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by ikuzo View Post
dude i'm from indonesia and i don't have this kind of collection
must have cost you a lot
thumbs up!!

question :
with that high level of water, do you have algae or fungus problem?
Haha, thanks man! I do have a LOT of money invested in these, but to me, it's well worth it... my parents and brother think i'm crazy, but hey, i'm happy!

The water level is typically not as high as shown in the photos. Since the water added by the misting is more than the amount of water that evaporates on a daily basis, i usually remove ~30-40% of the water weekly, but i've just been lazy. I have noticed that in one of the pots, there is quite a bit of cyano bacteria/blue-green algae accumulating on top of the soil. I really should keep the water lower. I might try cutting down the misting schedule to 5 times per day (30 seconds each) instead of 8. Or maybe just cut the misting time down to 15 seconds. That might help.

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