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    Using only the daylights is fine. 6,500K is spot on. You could mix and match, but it won't really matter unless you just prefer the way your plants look under ___ combination.

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    Alright, great! Thanks.

    Right now I've got a temporary area set up until I get the grow rack.
    Oh yeah, how long do you suggest to keep the lights on? Is 14 hours in the summer and 12 in the winter sufficient?
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    16 year round.

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    So Nepenthes are not triggered to flower by the different day lengths Clint? I know many orchids are so I plan on changing up the light frequency to correspond with the months. Also with orchids there is a cooling off component that triggers flowering too in some. Like dropping to 5 to get a Phal to bloom. Does it have any baring on nepenthes or other CPs?
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    Yeah, I believe they do tend to flower more often at certain times of the year, but few people care about flowers and we grow them for their foliage. Obviously temperate plants like Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, etc. I'm sure other tropical CP's can be triggered by it. Probably Pinguicula, but I know little about them since I'm not into them. If you want to try and trigger flowering, a seasonal difference sounds fine. It won't hurt the plant, but a 16 hour photoperiod is just used to give the plant maximum day length and thus light.

    There's a post about it somewhere at the Nepenthes forum. I think Sam made it. Or maybe not.

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    One last question....
    Is 8'' between the plant and the light a good distance?
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Put them as close as you can.

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