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    Will this work?

    I have my stressed bare rooted cp collection that I potted up yesterday in a terrarium to give them more light since it has been overcast lately.
    The lighting is 2 seperate 1 bulb fixtures each has 75 watt incadecent
    equilivant gving me a total of 125 watts at a cool color of light.
    Will this work? Should I just ditch this setup and buy something different
    and if so what do I use for a 10 gallon tank?

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    No, no no you do not go by the "equivalent". You go by the actual wattage, and you don't even get all of that because those energy savers restrike and lose a lot of light due to their double helix shape. You probably have about 35-40 watts going depending on the bulb.

    You could probably grow D. adelae under your current light, maybe some low-light Utricularia but that's it.

    I'd go and buy a 4 foot, 4 tube fluorescent fixture, that should give you 160 watts.

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    Get hold of a camera that gives exposure readings and try out Barry's Cool Light Calculator
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    Okay they are outside they love the new sun !
    I will use it for the queensland sisters,
    and will buy a 2 foot fixture soon when in the
    winter hits I will take my subtropical dew inside.
    I may have killed my venusta from the shipping though

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