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    careful associating metal halide with addiction... big brother might be listening...

    one thing i noticed with the "plant" type bulb is that my sundews ALL started flowering like mad, even the ones that werent looking terribly healthy. leads me to assume that these might be good for orchids, not so much for CPs. because honestly, aside from ping growers and hybridists, who really cares about the flowers? =P
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]because honestly, aside from ping growers and hybridists, who really cares about the flowers?
    That's why I initially started with cool white only which puts out more blue than red, and never used the warm whites which put out vice versa. But there are some CPs that I have (utrics, especially) that produce nice flowers, so hopefully the daylight bulb will induce them to flower more frequently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Meaven @ Jan. 08 2007,1:15)]careful associating metal halide with addiction... big brother might be listening...
    Oh crap! lol. Seriously though I only use MH for cp's and orchids!

    whenever I rode the bus people thought I grew pot ehehe. Even the bus driver joked about it.

    FOR THE RECORD I seriously don't grow any weed other than D. capensis of course.

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    I use cool white, because it is easier for me to look at the plants with those, rather than any other I've tried, and I can get them cheaper than $1 each. Most of my plants bloom quite freely. Though I've been thinking of getting a few of the warm white, to see if they help reluctant bloomers to get busy making flowers.
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    i use the cheapest fixtures combined with the cheapest bulbs i can find..........im having good luck with ~$8 fixtures and ~$1 bulbs, good enough that i dont want to change
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    Where do you get your 8$ fixtures?

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    Home Depot........i use T8 fixtures
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    rattler_mt – I use T8 fixtures too, but when I was looking for strip lights at Home Depot that use two T8 bulbs I didn’t see any in the $8 price range – more like $20+. Maybe you use the 24” single light strip lights and time them together, or maybe I missed them?

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