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    thx joe, I currently have two philips "Agro-Lite's" 60W each, and one Philips "Daylight" bulb 15W 750 lumens , and these three bulbs are screw ons in clamps, so they are not touching the terrarium, the bulbs are about 6 inches from the glass. Are the two plant lights and the one daylight bulb sufficient? too much? -William

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    Not familiar with the lights your using but I recognize the clamps. For that setup you should be using the compact florescents, largest you can get, like 25 watts. Ditch the incadescent grow lights, too much heat too little light. Put the florescents right against the glass. Remember to buy ones that say cool white or full spectrum. The full spectrums are still hard to come across, perhaps you can find one at home depot.

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    thx once again, I will go return the bulbs I got, and go for the compact fluro.'s in cool white, also how long should I expose my vft's to these lights each day? how many hours? -William

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    hmm...The lights are cheap to run so I'd say go for 16 hours as long as it is dark in the room the other 8 hours.

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    would your recommend a 25 watt compact fluroscent daylight, cool white, or full spectrum?

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    full spectrum prefered. Then daylight.

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    I bought 3 19watt daylight screw-ins, they are the only cool whites I could find and they are 6500 K, will this be sufficient? I have them on for 16 hours a day and as close to the glass as I can get.

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    that sounds good. 6500k is a good color, and as long as the plants look brightly lit they will do well.

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