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    My terrarium

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    of my terrarium.
    Left To Right: P. Moranensis seedlings,(hidden) vft seedlings, u. livida, n. fusca, and d. adelae.
    I hope it will work out, it stays about 70 degrees in the day, 60-55 overnight. humidity is 85%, so im trying to get it down 10. I've opened as much i could. any suggestions?
    And, this is random, but,
    I like cinnamon apple nutri-grains, what do you think of that mr. apple?

    Notice the cinnamon apple nutri grains behind him.
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Those all look awful green, what kind of lighting are you using?

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    well, i just learned that it's a 20-watt, does anyone know where i can get a 40 watt cool light 24" online?
    Plus, i was previously growing them on my windowsill. If they start declining because of light, i will immediately take them out.
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    well, i just learned that it's a 20-watt, does anyone know where i can get a 40 watt cool light 24" online?
    Plus, i was previously growing them on my windowsill. If they start declining because of light, i will immediately take them out.
    Is it a T12 light? T8?

    If it's a T12, which is my assumption, I don't think 24" come in higher than 20-watt. In my opinion you'd be better off with 6500K (full spectrum daylight) than "cool white".

    If your terrarium only takes one 24" tube, though, I don't think you're going to be able to provide a healthy amount of light for your plants no matter what bulb you choose.

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    ok, my dad and i are trying to get a bigger light fixture. It's a T6
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Getting stronger lights is a good start but dont forget to consider the distance from the plants the bulbs are and the amount of bulbs you are using. Fewer bulbs at a shorter distance will work better than more bulbs at a further distance. Most sundews really should be no further then 8 inches from the bulbs for optimal growth and 'look'. You can compromise the distance by adding a few more bulbs and reflective surfaces such as mylar but the further away you move the bulbs the less effective they are.

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    yeah, we will be getting new bulbs, but we currently have nothing to move the egg crate closer to the light. The sundews are about 10-12 inches away
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    I have a 24" T5 bulb that puts out 24 watts. So far the plants have thrived under it. I have 3 venus fly traps and a small pot of 12 seedlings under it. The farthest one is 6" away and shortest 3". So far I'd recommend this light to anyone. It is 6500K spectrum.

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