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    I have just moved into an apartment where there is not a good source of natural light. I was planning on putting my sundew on my desk with a grow light over it, but I can not find a grow light anywhere around here. I heard that a florescent light will do the same thing as a grow light. Is this true, or should I keep looking? Thanks! -Bryan

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    I would use a florescent light over grow lights. A. They work B. cheaper. I suppose grow lights work too...but I would go with florescent.

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    The flourecent can't be on the ceiling though... It has to be very close to the plant... If its on your desk, i'm not sure how conveniant that would be...

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    You could use a standard incandescent desk lamp, but instead of a incandescent bulb, use a complact fluorescent replacement bulb. This will work for a small growing area.

    I have a 15 watt compact flourescent that puts out 800 lumens. This is with the base down ( ie, screw in part pointing down ). However, a desk lamp will either put the bulb in its side or with the base up towards the ceiling.

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    The light is about 12 in over the plant. Does it sound like it will work? Thanks

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    Sounds good to me...that is about how far mine are away from the plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    It needs to be 8in or less for good growth and color.

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    The flowers would hit the light then.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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