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New HL setup!

by Nepenthes0260 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:45 am

Hello!

Today after weeks of work, I finished my new highland setup! I was going to have a petleir cooler in there, although it's just going to cost more energy than a few strategically placed fans and a humidifier. I wheeled it under my desk and put the Helis and Utrics inside. Now some pictures.

I'm going to see how much they like it in there, I still saved my previous grow space, just in case of dissaster :D. The lights are hooked up to heat syncs and fans so they don't get too hot and kill the helis.

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Re: New HL setup!

by CpKid » Fri May 10, 2019 11:25 pm

Wow, that's pretty neat! Awesome Helis!
Hope it all works out for you :)
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Re: New HL setup!

by Copper2 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:17 am

Are those 100 watt cob lights? I once made a cob led flashlight but I never looked into how effective they are for plants. Does it work well?
Don’t kill the insects. I need them to feed my plants

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Re: New HL setup!

by Nepenthes0260 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:47 pm

CpKid wrote:Wow, that's pretty neat! Awesome Helis!
Hope it all works out for you :)
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Thanks! So far the Helis are doing well! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: New HL setup!

by Nepenthes0260 » Sun May 12, 2019 6:19 pm

Copper2 wrote:Are those 100 watt cob lights? I once made a cob led flashlight but I never looked into how effective they are for plants. Does it work well?


Yes, they are citizen clu048-1818 I got from cobkits.com (highly recommended). They can go up to 250 watts, but I have them at about 75 watts each for better efficiency, which gives me about 150 lumens per watt. I have them hooked up to a mean well driver and mounted to a fan-cooled CPU heat sync.
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Re: New HL setup!

by Nepenthes0260 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:29 pm

So far, after more than a month in their new setup, they're doing good! I had to thin out the XXL Heterodoxa a bit, and some of the other pitchers browned, but their new growth looks great. Here's some pics.
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H. exappendiculata from Chimanta tepui- I love the coloring on this one.
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Another pic of the tatei x pulchella- very veiny!
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H. tatei "Duida" x pulchella "Amuri"- getting big!
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H. ceracea- my nicest and most difficult Heliamphora.
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D. magnifica- I finally have one!
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Re: New HL setup!

by dewyray » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:01 pm

Wow, that's one heck of a sun pitcher collection! In your experience with them, how finicky are they? I've flirted with adding these to my collection, but the price of them hinders experimentation for me. If they give a little wiggle room in cultivation, that would be nice.

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Re: New HL setup!

by Nepenthes0260 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm

dewyray wrote:Wow, that's one heck of a sun pitcher collection! In your experience with them, how finicky are they? I've flirted with adding these to my collection, but the price of them hinders experimentation for me. If they give a little wiggle room in cultivation, that would be nice.

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Thanks! I've found that the species H. minor, H. heterodoxa, and most hybrids are easier. They'll take down to 60% humidity (low for Heliamphora) and tolerate a wide variety of light conditions. Some species (I'm looking at you, ceracea) have to have strict 90% humidity all day and strict 1600 lumens of light per square foot in their grow space. I have seen H. heterodoxa x minor acclimated to windowsill conditions.


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