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How much space do orchids need? I have been trying to find information on tank height etc for my first orchid terrarium.

I am aware there are many different varieties, but if there are only a half dozen appropriate for an 18" tall tank, and a few hundred for a 24" tall tank, that would be good info to start with!

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I grow jewel orchids in a ten gallon. They do fine and the flower stalk so far hasn`t hit the lid.

With literallly thousands of speciesa and cultivars, I think it is impossible to tell you what size aquarium you will need. Some orchids can grow six feet tall or even more. The vanilla orchid grows on a vine longer than most hobby greenhouses. I would say research the orchids you want to grow. Find out how tall they get including the flowerstalk and go from there.
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