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Old 9th August 2010, 11:53 PM
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Default My nep "prison" ^_^

Just sharing some experience for setting up a tiny scale nep "prison". My intention is to setup a place just for L/L neps where it'll be always wet and humid. This place will be fully automated interms of watering via water springkler and mister/fogger powered by water pump and controlled by timer.

Specification :
Dimension : 17ft (width) x 30ft (length) x 9ft (height)

Shading net : Altenate Green (70%) and Black (50%).

Water Tank : 100gal (actual capacity ~80%)

Water pump :
1) Submersible pump - 0.3hp, 0.7 barr pressure to pump water springkler
2) Centrifugal pump (external) - 1hp, 2.5 barr pressure to pump mister/fogger

Springkler Nozzle : 18 pcs

Mister/Fogger Nozzle : 22 pcs (4-way) 10 pcs (1-way)

These are the pics... this project started in early July and it's now completed. I'm in the process of transfering the prisoners... errr plants to the new place now...

Building infrasturcture


I rented a place behind a house if you wondered...
















Structure and Shading - Done !! Next watering system....


Installing Automatic Watering System




Installation - Done !!


Water springkler Nozzel (360 Degress)


4-way Mister/Fogger Nozzle (Pic) [1-way Mister/Fogger Nozzle also used for the outline of this structure]


Testing and commissioning.... trust me you will need an umbrella...


Cleaned up the place and make sure the springkler system is working... at least the floor is wet....


Now the fun part.... misting/fogging test run....
Before.....


After....


Setting up and arranging tables/rack and moving in prisoners.... to be continued.

Thanks for viewing... pls share any comments and ideas, it's my first nep prison.
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Old 10th August 2010, 12:36 AM
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Woah...It looks like there turly no return for you Robert from the nepenthes world...Building stuff here and there....Just set up a nursery la
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Old 10th August 2010, 01:46 AM
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Wahhh....(jaw drop) you has taken it to the next level...again. A really huge project as i had envisioned. You gonna need to hire a few bangla to help you take care of your plants

Just wondering...why do you need both the sprinkler and misting/fogger when one will do? And how much it cost you.

Empty lots at the back for phase 2(HL) project kah.
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Old 10th August 2010, 07:12 AM
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temp and humidity - any readings taken before and after the misting. For such setups intermediate neps will be happy to be the "prisoners".
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Old 10th August 2010, 10:28 AM
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Yaaaaaeeeeehhhhh Robert! As Kent says, surely this is a sign of the terminal illness 'nepitis'! May it be a lifelong case! Hee, hee, hee. Somebody just called me yesterday and offered another greenhouse that they no longer use...free for the moving! I explained that it's been a few months since we put up the last one and the rest are already overflowing so I'm headed over to have a look today!

Hey, I don't have any better plan (yet) but I used those zip-ties for my irrigation lines as well and yesterday noticed that they have all become brittle and are 'snapping'. Just something to think about before the place is too full to get a ladder in!

So, when are you coming up with your truck? I need some space - and you've got it now!

Congratulations!
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Old 10th August 2010, 10:42 AM
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Oh, E-N-V-Y !!
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Old 10th August 2010, 11:53 AM
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amazing job, im so envious about this setup... my collection is getting large and watering
them daily has been a chore, its takes about 1hr of my time daily just to do it.... im so
glad that its the rainy season here so that gives me a lot of break from the watering and
more time admiring the plants. But im so desperately in need of some watering setup
and yours is an inspiration for me. Hopefully I can have my own watering system done
before the summer comes next year. Oh please do post photo when you have finally
transfered the prisoners.
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Woah...It looks like there turly no return for you Robert from the nepenthes world...Building stuff here and there....Just set up a nursery la
There's no return bro... for me anyway.... Still a long long way to go even to consider to setup a nursery Just collecting breeding stock now...

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Wahhh....(jaw drop) you has taken it to the next level...again. A really huge project as i had envisioned. You gonna need to hire a few bangla to help you take care of your plants

Just wondering...why do you need both the sprinkler and misting/fogger when one will do? And how much it cost you.
It's just a tiny growing space mainly to grow my breeding stock into adulthood. At least the watering was automated, so only need 1 bangla... ME to tidy up things and run the place. This project costed my an arm and a leg but at least I don't have to be there everyday to care for it.

Arrr... I also thought I could live without the springkler.... but I'm wrong. As you know, the mist is very fine droplets of water and everything will work fine in enclosed environment. When there's movement of air (wind), it'll be blown away in an instance.... That's what happen to my place... When there's wind, part of the place will stay dry because the mist can't reach it. Since air movement also very important in nep cultivation, I can't really "bag" up the whole place until it's wind proof....

So for those that wanted to setup a growing space (especially in open ourdoor area) and was thinking of only using mist to water your plants, think again...

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temp and humidity - any readings taken before and after the misting. For such setups intermediate neps will be happy to be the "prisoners".
Not yet taken any reading, my intention is to keep this place wet and humid... intended more to simulate natural LL growing environment. But... no harm trying some intermediate nep species/hybrids... always curious...

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Yaaaaaeeeeehhhhh Robert! As Kent says, surely this is a sign of the terminal illness 'nepitis'! May it be a lifelong case! Hee, hee, hee. Somebody just called me yesterday and offered another greenhouse that they no longer use...free for the moving! I explained that it's been a few months since we put up the last one and the rest are already overflowing so I'm headed over to have a look today!

Hey, I don't have any better plan (yet) but I used those zip-ties for my irrigation lines as well and yesterday noticed that they have all become brittle and are 'snapping'. Just something to think about before the place is too full to get a ladder in!

So, when are you coming up with your truck? I need some space - and you've got it now!

Congratulations!
~Shawn
Thanks Shawn... Congrats to you too for yet needing another shade house.... You're the MAN !!

Yup, I knew those plastic cable tie will become brittle after exposed to sunglight. One of my worker adviced me to use a kind of plastic rope, he said those will last at least a few years compared to these cable ties... you should try it... I'll see if I can grab a pic to show you. At least the cable ties are easy to use eventhough it's not as long lasting when used outdoor....

Thanks for the offer Shawn, I would really love to get a truck to unload your neps but the reason why I built this place is because I already ran out of growing space at my home... if I move all my plants fr home to this new place... it'll be full...

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Oh, E-N-V-Y !!
Thanks !!

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amazing job, im so envious about this setup... my collection is getting large and watering
them daily has been a chore, its takes about 1hr of my time daily just to do it.... im so
glad that its the rainy season here so that gives me a lot of break from the watering and
more time admiring the plants. But im so desperately in need of some watering setup
and yours is an inspiration for me. Hopefully I can have my own watering system done
before the summer comes next year. Oh please do post photo when you have finally
transfered the prisoners.
Don't be envious... I also started like everyone else but decided to take it up to another level after a while...

Yup, I also felt the same way about manually watering my plants. When my collection is small, I still can managed to water them twice a day but as your collection grow... It will take lots of your time just to water every nep and leave you no time to even admire your plants... You should seriously consider investing in watering solution so you have more time to do other things for you plants.... It's a win-win solution.
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Thank for the sharing.

May I know the time set for the watering system?

Do the position face to South (if base on kitchen door) ?
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WOAH!! I'll bet that it will look like a rainforest after you put in the neps!!
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