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    Alternative Lighting System?

    OK, my CPs aren't getting enough sunlight from where my house is faced so I will have to try an alternate. I decided to put them indoors and hang a light over it. Just before I do, I want to make sure if this is ok use.

    It is a clip-on, T4 12W 6400K FLOURESCENT LAMP



    Here's what it looks light when it's on.



    I am able to use this? If so, How would the set up be like?
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    It won't hurt em, but it still might not be enough. I'd put it as close to them as possible.
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    You know, you can get some of those clip on light shades...the ones that have an extension cord. I think they are called work light shades or something...anyway, and depending on how many plants you grow, buy a couple of high lumen, around 150 watts flourescent bulb....Energy savers they call them. It's cheap, and effective. It's what I use to grow a variety of neps, tropical sundews, Sarracenia seedlings, Darlingtonia, Sensitive plants, ... I just swear by them...they work. And Mine are about 14 inches from the lights. If used in a terrarium, they help to keep the temps, up....at or around 70 to 80.
    It is better to burn out, than to fade away....

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    12 watts is nothing.

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    it's enough to see a book your reading JLAP!
    It is better to burn out, than to fade away....

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    I don't read books lmao. Maybe once a year lol

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    You better get used to it! Going to college and all! LMAO! Anyway, Peanut, you definitely need something stronger. If you have money, go spend it on a Flourescent Growlight Bar or something, if not, spend a little money on flourescent bulbs.. I'm sure a lot of people can give you cost friendly ideas. You just need more than 12 watts.
    It is better to burn out, than to fade away....

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    aw. OK how much do they usually cost on average?
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