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Arrow Lego's Cacti/Succulent collection + Orchids! - E. subdenudata bloom!!!

**Cacti + Succulent Grow list**
-Acanthocereus tetragonus
-Aloe vera
-Aloe NOID
-Cremnosedum "Crocodile"
-Echeveria NOID x2
-Echinopsis chamaecereus "Peanut Cactus"
-Echinopsis subdenudata
-Euphorbia spiralis cristata
-Gymnocalcyum NOID x2
-Haworthia comptoniana
-Haworthia tesselata
-Lithops sp. x2
-Mammillaria elegans
-Mammillaria elongata "Julio"
-Mammillaria fragilis gracilis
-Mammillaria microhelia
-Mammillaria pringlei
-Mammillaria rhodantha
-Mammillaria spinossisima
-Notocactus magnifica
-Notocactus uebelmannianus
-Ornithogalum longibracteatum
-Parodia herzogii
-Plieospilos nelii x2
-Plieospilos nelii "Royal Flush"
-Rebutia fiebergii
-Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida
-Schlumbergera x buckleyi
plus a few other NOIDs

**Orchid Grow List**
-Cymbidium Golden Elf "Sundust"
-Cymbidium NOID x3
-Colmanara Wildcat "Green Valley"
-Dendrobium phalaenopsis hybrids x2
-Epidendrum porpax
-Neofinetia falcata "Ohnami seikai"
-Odontobrassia Fangtastic "Bob Henley"
-Oncidium NOID x2
-Phalaenopsis hybrids x3
-Phalaenopsis "Peloric" form hybrid
-Paphiopedilum "Hsinying Web" x "Macabre Black Eagle"
-Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes


This has been a while in the making, but I finally got it done earlier today. I had an old 20g long tank sitting around and a few random succulents in my window, so I just put them together.

Tech specs:
Dimensions: 30"x12"x12"

Substrate: bottom layer - 2" of coarse gravel for drainage
top layer - 3" of Cacti/Succulent soil/Perlite/play sand mix

Lighting: 2 27W Fluorescent Desk Lamps, the kind you can buy at Wal-Mart

Photoperiod: 14 hours a day

And here are the pics

Top view

Left Side

Right Side

With lights

So what do you think? I'd love any suggestions you've got.

If anyone's interested (or cares to know ) I can make up a list of all the plants in there, with pics included of course.


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Always interested in trades for aroids, carnivores, orchids, ferns, or whatever else you think I might like to try

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