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#1 User is offline   kenngks 

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

Hi all,

Finally, I had managed to set up the following automatic watering system at my kitchen toilet window at an affordable cost:

System setup:

1. 2 ways water splitter with:
a. A 1/2" female to 3/4" male converter;
b. A 3/4" female to 1/2" male converter.

These can buy from the local hardware shop at a total cost of around S$17.

2. An electronics water timer bought from ebay at around S$40.

3. A water garden water sprinkle set bought from ebay at around S$20.

Total cost: S$77.

Now I can finally go for a longer holiday trip with a peace of mind that my orchids will not be dried up.


http://s23.postimage.org/utyz93jt3/Water_Timer.jpg?noCache=1363397677
http://s24.postimage.org/mfamcwky9/Water_Nozzle.jpg?noCache=1363397757
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

Wow
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#3 User is offline   kenngks 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

My plants seem doing well with this auto watering setup. One of them is in spike now!!


http://mobth1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/th_1375839488.jpg?t=1375839490
http://mobth1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/th_1375839491.jpg?t=1375839495
http://mobth1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/th_1375839497.jpg
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:56 PM

These are the clearer pictures of the plants after the files were fully uploaded in the photobucket library.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/1375839488.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/1375839497.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/1375839491.jpg
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:32 PM

May I ask where you position your plant at ?

at the toliet windows all looks great under your care Impressed! :notworthy:/> ;)/> :drool:/>
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:27 PM

Wah, this window got enough light?
I see your vandaceous got apple green foliage.
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    Including:

    Hybird
    LC,Laeliocattleya BLC, Brassolaeliocattleya

    Brassavola Codrata

    and also Jewel Orchids including Macodes Lowii,
    Anoectochilus Formansanus and also Roxburghii

Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

yup apple green colour is great for vandaecous orchid as and some of the plain leafs paphiopedilum perhaps

However do not let your orchid go beyond apple green like Yellowish green or DARK LIME GREEN LIKE YOUR CHYE SIM LEAFS THAT SHOWS INADEQUATE SUNLIGHT IS GIVEN TO THE ORCHID

Light is always the experiment factor by placing it one spot and another if the previous is better then the other spot then is best to let it stay at its original place. :hitmyself:/> :hitmyself:/> :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

View PostLionel Teng, on 30 August 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

May I ask where you position your plant at ?

at the toliet windows all looks great under your care Impressed! :notworthy:/>/> ;)/>/> :drool:/>/>


Yes, I hanged them along the toilet windows frame.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:48 PM

View PostChatbud, on 30 August 2013 - 11:27 PM, said:

Wah, this window got enough light?
I see your vandaceous got apple green foliage.


They get direct sunlight through the window from early March till end of August between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Yet to know if they can survive well after that period.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

1st bud open liao post pic ok?? ^_^/>
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:24 PM

View PostChatbud, on 31 August 2013 - 05:37 PM, said:

1st bud open liao post pic ok?? ^_^/>/>/>


Actually, my Rhynchostylis Coelestis is already flowering now. But I had problem posting the image. Tried a few free photo hosting sites such as Photobucket, imgur.com, Postimage.org without success. Wonder why?? It can only show the image code link address but not the picture. :ranting2:/>/>
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:35 PM

It seems it can be viewed via the following link:

http://i1167.photobu...0130831_001.jpg
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

Testing:

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/WP_20130831_001.jpg
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

Very nice wor.
Is the bloom your own effort?

I have a few Rhyncho seedlings. Dun know must wait how many years b4 they get up to this size. :lol:/>
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:30 AM

View PostChatbud, on 01 September 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:

Very nice wor.
Is the bloom your own effort?

I have a few Rhyncho seedlings. Dun know must wait how many years b4 they get up to this size. :lol:/>/>


I bought it on-line from Thailand in blooming size. I think it will take at least 3 years to bloom from seedlings.

The seller advise me to keep it bare roots and should water at least twice a day. I follow his advice for more than a year I decided to build an auto watering system after I started running out of patience and sometime was just too busy to do so.
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#16 User is offline   Lionel Teng 

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    Herbs:
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    Plantain Herbs, Chinese Knotweed, Patchouli

    Culinary Herbs:
    Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Bay Leaf and Lemon Myrtle, Mint including Bergamot Mint, Tashkent Mint Corn Mint.Mexican Tarragon

    Currently Growing: Orchid Both Sun Loving and Shade Loving

    Including:

    Hybird
    LC,Laeliocattleya BLC, Brassolaeliocattleya

    Brassavola Codrata

    and also Jewel Orchids including Macodes Lowii,
    Anoectochilus Formansanus and also Roxburghii

Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

where the water source is it on a tap or is it sprayed by a powered pump ? :flowers:/>
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

View PostLionel Teng, on 02 September 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

where the water source is it on a tap or is it sprayed by a powered pump ? :flowers:/>/>/>


No power pump is needed. Water will be automatically sprayed via the water nozzle under the tap water pressure through the automatic water timer. The watering is set to auto turn on at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily for a good 1 minutes watering duration each.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/WaterTimer-1.jpg

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q623/kenngks/Nozzle.jpg
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