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    It's four tubes of Phillips (green end caps) F20T12/CW ALTO tubes. 62 CRI/4100K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    The dual; 55 watt power compact systems I am running do run hot. Tank is normal in excess of 90 F daily. But for petiolaris complex plants that seems to be just fine. Initially I had issues with plants not being as red as I would like needed to mix the bulbs up a bit. Almost thinking that the addition of one 10,000 K bulb added more blue range and perhaps more in UV spectra. So far again guessing that the red colors are related to the plants making anthocyanins in response to getting sun/UV burnt....
    Heat and light are perfect! Where do you get them and how much do they cost?

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    [QUOTE=Not a Number;997471]It's four tubes of Phillips (green end caps) F20T12/CW ALTO tubes. 62 CRI/4100K.
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    Same question: Where and how much? This is all being forwarded to my wife (Christmas).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Heat and light are perfect! Where do you get them and how much do they cost?
    http://www.ahsupply.com/36-55w.htm

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    The tubes and shop fixtures you can buy at Home Depot or Lowe's. You'll have to buy the cord/plug too and wire it up yourself and maybe hardware/chains to hang the fixtures. Tubes are like $7-12 for a two pack. I don't remember how much the fixtures are. I bought one used from an LACPS member for $5 and another fixture from a hydroponics store - all wired up with a switch and hanging hardware for maybe $20-25. Fixtures from Lowes, HD or WalMart will probably cost you $10-20 each. You can probably get T8 fixtures which will give you a little more efficiency.

    You could always try your local head/hydroponics shop. There's one in Buffalo about 20 miles from your zip code. $114-130 for 4 tube fixture including tubes:

    http://www.hydrofarm.com/pb_master.php?category=19
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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    I'm going to go with this one.

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    Hey JS,
    Looks like a nice choice!

    Oh yea...
    So, is your wife paying for it?
    (You mentioned her getting the info.... did she choose it or did you?)
    Always nice to get a gift you can use!
    (You did remember to get HER something nice too this year, right?!)
    [Never too early to start hoping for next years gift!]

    Looks like it will do the job nicely!
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    LOL! The task of coming up with a light, from forwarded Emails of this topic, fell to her sister, who then gave me cash, which then got used to pay bills. All nice gifts that we gave one another promptly got returned in order to pay the bills. Gotta love it! However, once the bottleneck is overcome, I'll get that light. Ironically, the compant that sells the light, is about an hour drive from me. don't know which is worse: a round trip drive... or just paying for shipping/ handling.

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