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by Alexander
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Grow Light
Replies: 23
Views: 6044

Re: Grow Light

The spectrum looks like the classic red/blue LED combination used in grow lights (very purple light).

I prefer white light (6000 - 6500 K) even for LEDs, sacrificing some efficiency for looks and ease of recognizing discolorations on the plants.
by Alexander
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Funny what you find!
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Funny what you find!

A cactus with ambition. :)
by Alexander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mixing Chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Mixing Chemicals

if it happened just once that would be one time too many for me! For me as well, that's why I wanted to know what the active ingredient in the insect killer was. Acetamiprid is fine for soil drenches and also used in products/mixes containing fertilizers (and other stuff). It's good to be cautious,...
by Alexander
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mixing Chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Mixing Chemicals

Peter wrote:As the saying goes: 'if in doubt, leave out'.
Agreed.
Peter wrote:I wouldn't dream of mixing chemicals because if you do, you get another chemical.
Only in comparatively few cases.
by Alexander
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mixing Chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Mixing Chemicals

Its active ingredient is acetamiprid (a neonicotinoid) according to the links, so it should be fine to use with the Chempak 8 in the proper dilution. But Jim made a good point.
by Alexander
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mixing Chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Mixing Chemicals

The insecticide should say in the instructions if it's safe to mix with fertilizers. I didn't find Bug Clear VWK in a search, so no idea what the ingredients are.
by Alexander
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Printing e-journals
Replies: 14
Views: 2613

Re: Printing e-journals

If you don't mind the cost you could also have the journals (or a collection of articles) printed as a photo book - looks great and you get a hardcover book. With most of these services you can upload PDF files.
by Alexander
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Field Number Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Re: Field Number Query

This here says "Anthony R. Mitchell", but no ARM 720. http://cludwigfr.dyndns.org/collector.asp?Acronym=arm
by Alexander
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My New Greenhouse is Finally Ready
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: My New Greenhouse is Finally Ready

Thank you, Ralph! I think we are all blown away, so I can see how it must be a dream come true for you. :grin:
by Alexander
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My New Greenhouse is Finally Ready
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: My New Greenhouse is Finally Ready

Wow, indeed! I know garden centers with fewer plants. :)

I know it's probably not proper to ask and I won't mind if I don't get an answer, but what is a ballpark amount one would have to spend on such a greenhouse with this kind of automation/equipment?