The official Orchid thread! - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Forums > The Lounge & Introductions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2011, 01:42 AM   #16
jflng
PTO
 
jflng's Avatar
 
PTrader: (87/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 535
Default

I have a measly 30-40. I need more. Most of my pics are on my home computer, but I have a few available to post now.





I'll try and upload more sometime later.

Last edited by jflng; 03-06-2011 at 05:27 AM..
jflng is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-06-2011, 02:08 AM   #17
tuffgong
Wannabe Guru
 
tuffgong's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: DC/MD/VA
Posts: 1,453
Default

These are all beautiful guys! Thanks for sharing.
__________________

Dollar Store Dirt Tank - 20g - Albino Sterbai Cory Fry Tank
Fraternity of Dirt #30 - SunSun Pimp Club #20 - Eheim Pimp Club #412
tuffgong is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 05:22 AM   #18
Da Plant Man
Nerd Alert.
 
Da Plant Man's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 5,708
Default

Very nice pictures! I think I might need to get a light just for orchids now! I love mine!
__________________

RAOK CLUB #12
Wabi-kusa Pimp #1
"99% of the time, a fish tank with plants will fail. Once you start a dedicated planted tank with fish, then you begin to succeed." - Geniusdudekiran
Da Plant Man is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 05:44 AM   #19
gordonrichards
Planted Tank Guru
 
gordonrichards's Avatar
 
PTrader: (334/99%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Posts: 4,677
Send a message via Yahoo to gordonrichards
Default

Seeing this thread makes me want to get back into orchids.
I had over 70 in my collection, but sold them all off on craigslist last year.
I'll say one thing, I now have more time on my hands.

Still miss them though :^(
gordonrichards is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 06:13 AM   #20
yikesjason
Wannabe Guru
 
yikesjason's Avatar
 
PTrader: (71/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,591
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caton View Post
Yes I have! I am a member on Orchidboard, haven't posted there yet (maybe once...) but I think I will become a avid member! Got any pictures of your orchids Jason? Leaves need their spotlight too!

Didn't see Eden's post, that was a beautiful orchid!
I don't have great pictures, but here are some. And I don't know much about their names. None of these are in bloom now, but I hope to have some start in a few more months.

Here is where they are mounted above my 150 gal.


Small phalaenopis


Mini orchid


I didn't get pictures of my brown and yellow spidery oncidium while it was blooming.

I also have a very large oncidium on a stand next to the tank. I have this picture from when it was on my last backdrop.
yikesjason is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 06:56 AM   #21
Da Plant Man
Nerd Alert.
 
Da Plant Man's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 5,708
Default

Very cool Jason! I love all the plants you have on your wall, orchids especially!
__________________

RAOK CLUB #12
Wabi-kusa Pimp #1
"99% of the time, a fish tank with plants will fail. Once you start a dedicated planted tank with fish, then you begin to succeed." - Geniusdudekiran
Da Plant Man is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #22
Dave-H
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Denver, CO & Phang-Nga, Thailand
Posts: 2,387
Default

Amazing! How hard would it be to keep orchids indoors at our house in Colorado? I always just assume they wouldn't survive long
__________________

"The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods." Socrates

Dave-H is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 02:51 PM   #23
orchidman
Planted Tank Guru
 
orchidman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,421
Default

Not hard. I know many people who succsessfully keep many orchids. You can do it with the right care and plant choice


You can call me Bob
orchidman is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 03:03 PM   #24
Dave-H
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Denver, CO & Phang-Nga, Thailand
Posts: 2,387
Default

What about humidity? It's incredibly dry here and that's what makes my nervous about keeping orchids.
__________________

"The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods." Socrates

Dave-H is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #25
chad320
Planted Tank VIP
 
chad320's Avatar
 
PTrader: (101/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Spring Valley, IL
Posts: 7,646
Default

A mister bottle every couple days will help you out Dave.
__________________
chad320 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #26
hydrophyte
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (142/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,582
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave-H View Post
What about humidity? It's incredibly dry here and that's what makes my nervous about keeping orchids.
Some of the common windowsill orchids that you see at Home Depot or wherever are among the easiest and most forgiving of houseplants. There are some kinds that do just fine in pretty dry air. Most orchids live up in the tops of trees, so they have to be able to survive dry conditions. The most important consideration for most orchids is that they need very good drainage. Most are also intolerant of salts, so it is best to use rainwater or RO.

I have a few orchids going right now. Here is a shot with a little Phalanopsis hybrid and a Sophrolaelicattleya (a tri-generic cross) on top of the fridge.



Putting several plants together like this is another good way to increase humidity in their microclimate.
hydrophyte is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #27
Da Plant Man
Nerd Alert.
 
Da Plant Man's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 5,708
Default

I am sure that aquarium with those tankplanters help too! Nice orchids Hydrophyte!


Keep 'em coming people!
__________________

RAOK CLUB #12
Wabi-kusa Pimp #1
"99% of the time, a fish tank with plants will fail. Once you start a dedicated planted tank with fish, then you begin to succeed." - Geniusdudekiran
Da Plant Man is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 06:51 PM   #28
orchidman
Planted Tank Guru
 
orchidman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,421
Default

i run a humidifier because i have so many. and i have some more delicate plants. but you should be fine. what type are you thinking about? phals? they would be fine
orchidman is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 07:16 PM   #29
chad320
Planted Tank VIP
 
chad320's Avatar
 
PTrader: (101/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Spring Valley, IL
Posts: 7,646
Default

I agree with Justin, tank water is not good for orchids. I learned the hard way that they DO NOT like Excel at all. Or Ferts for that matter. I use RO or rain water myself now.
__________________
chad320 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #30
Da Plant Man
Nerd Alert.
 
Da Plant Man's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 5,708
Default

They don't like ferts!?!?! Oh noes! I need a new mister then. I mist my emersed plants with rootmedic liquid mixed in the bottle. I will use r/o water then.
__________________

RAOK CLUB #12
Wabi-kusa Pimp #1
"99% of the time, a fish tank with plants will fail. Once you start a dedicated planted tank with fish, then you begin to succeed." - Geniusdudekiran
Da Plant Man is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012