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  1. Elite Orchids

    How much PAR are your orchids getting?

    thank you so much for your patience - much appreciated. my concolor's are doing really really well under this light (flask to flowering in 2 years) . i will adjust any multi's accordingly. thanks for explaining everything. mark
  2. Elite Orchids

    How much PAR are your orchids getting?

    thanks - here are some readings in "sample" mode . 16 - 22 micro moles/m2/sec is the readings under the benches in various places. seems very low for paphs. anybody else got any ideas? currently we run them for about 18 hours a day, which may account for the amount of growth we get on such a...
  3. Elite Orchids

    How much PAR are your orchids getting?

    how does that affect your calculations?? is my light source too low??
  4. Elite Orchids

    How much PAR are your orchids getting?

    our meter is the MQ- 500 from apogee - i can't see any where to change the measuring units - per second or per day.
  5. Elite Orchids

    How much PAR are your orchids getting?

    interesting thread - we have some under bench growing areas we illuminate with simple led strips - we get a reading of around 14 PAR, but we get good growth on most paphs. to me this sounds to low a figure, has anyone got any experience of this? thanks
  6. Elite Orchids

    Leaf markings

    thanks for sharing - we are unable to get the media you specify in Europe - what would you recommend as the closest alternative?? medium size pumice with power bark?? 50/50 mix? thank you
  7. Elite Orchids

    Fertilizer

    hi, do you mix the Peters/Ca No3 / Kelpak - and apply i once or use them in strict weekly rotation? what strength is the Ca No3 applied? thanks
  8. Elite Orchids

    Roots

    please forgive me if i have missed this, but have we seen a PH reading yet?? i still think the ph is too low.
  9. Elite Orchids

    Roots

    when we used peters excel, we had to adjust the PH - what ph are you at? i appreciate you are at 300 ppm - how many teaspoons per gallon do you do?
  10. Elite Orchids

    sorry for the delay in responding to you email, it is a holiday here in the UK and we have been...

    sorry for the delay in responding to you email, it is a holiday here in the UK and we have been swamped - apologies. send us pics of your plants, i have most of the ones mentioned, but if the flowers are particularly nice.......maybe
  11. Elite Orchids

    Paph niveum frm. album

    sorry this is off topic - do you not use silica at all then? would they not go mouldy if the water isn't removed?
  12. Elite Orchids

    How to prevent erwinia?

    Ray - what are you thoughts on Serenade - either liquid or powder?? i use a weak h202 as a flush wash once a month - would this instantly kill the good bacteria in Serenade? thanks
  13. Elite Orchids

    How to prevent erwinia?

    thank you - there seems to be a liquid and powder version.
  14. Elite Orchids

    How to prevent erwinia?

    hi - i have heard of this, but not found it in small quanities - the big tubs are £150 each - do you think it is worth it? does it genuinely make a difference? can you apply in the same mix as the fertiliser?
  15. Elite Orchids

    How to prevent erwinia?

    hi, it is actually 50% solution we use - it is stabilized with silver. it requires extreme caution and we only use it in specific situations with gloves and goggles - we simply use a pipette and drop single drops into the crown - should erwinia have got that far. it saves approx 75% of the...
  16. Elite Orchids

    How to prevent erwinia?

    we spray hydrogen peroxide at either 3 or 9% and find it is fantastic at killing Erwinia. Unless it is in the crown - we then treat with a 40% solution and we find a side growth often starts.
  17. Elite Orchids

    A Few Species In Bloom

    very good!!
  18. Elite Orchids

    Phrag. Mem Juan Alberto Arias

    yes, we bought 2 or 3 from Manolo peruflora back around 2015
  19. Elite Orchids

    Phrag. Mem Juan Alberto Arias

    Peruflora was the nursery i got this cross from too! about the same time as you.
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