Orchids forum: Egg-Crate Louvers

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Nov 29, 2015 7:38 PM CST
I'm thinking seriously about modifying my orchid humidity trays by setting egg-crate louvers such as are used in recessed lighting on top of the aluminum pans I have instead of using pea gravel. This would lessen the chance of algae build up and the louvers are easier to clean or so says my 'Orchids for Dummies' book. Does anyone know of a source for some metal ones? I looked at Lowe's and Home Depot but all they seem to show are the plastic ones and I don't know if they'd be strong enough. I guess I'd have to look at them to see first.
Chris
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Nov 30, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Not an expert here but I do think plastic would be plenty strong enough. I would cut them in pieces that would fit in the dishwasher so they could be sterilized every now and then.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Nov 30, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Thanks Alice, I'll have to check them out down at Lowe's. I know the plastic ones would be less expensive than the metal ones. Probably if I space the pots out evenly it should work. As far as sterilizing them, I'm the dishwasher Grumbling I have a large tub in one of the greenhouses that I use to sterilize my pots with a water and bleach mixture.
Chris
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Nov 30, 2015 1:51 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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