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    i just got a terrarium and put a bunch of plants in it, it has a incandescent light so it's way hotter that a flourescent. anyways it's almost 90 degrees in there. Is that okay for my plants?
    (i got a n. tobaica, sarr. Judith Hindle, a vft, a d. adelae, some d. capensis, and a p. primuliflora in there)
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    Why not just get a compact fluorescent? It will save you a lot of problems! Those temps are going to cause problems come summertime, if not sooner.
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    Some of those plants need dormancy. I don't recommend keeping VFT and Sarr indoors over winter unless you have some special cooling system, otherwise they will suffer. I purchased a fluorecent 4' light strip at Fred Meyer for under $10 recently. That houses 2x 40w light bulbs that will give you greater efficiency and better light spectrum, not to mention less heat.

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    Incandescent light does not have the correct spectrum for good plant growth, even if it is marketed as a plant light. The temperature range you quote is way too high as well.
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