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    LG, I have a pot of D. adelae, a N. ventricosa and a P. primuliflora. And I'll probably never rediscover what the wattage is... lemme look...

    Nope, don't know how many watts. Can't find the box and it doesn't say on the bulb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (tink @ July 10 2005,12:32)]How many watts/lumens should be per gal/plant?
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    that doesn't matter. it's about intensity, spectrum, and distance.

    ex, alot of watts of fluorescent won't too much good if they are too far from the plants.

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    Most of my plants are under banks of 4-8 tubes and kept as close as possible with nothing in between the tubes and the plants. The idea is to hit them with a LOT of light, and it works.

    Also remember tubes age and are ineffective after about 8-9 months.
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    Sorry those are totally useless ways to measure light. Lux is a measure of light intensity falling on a surface but you would need a meter to measure it. That is without even getting too deep into the amount of light a bulb produces that is beneficial to the plant. Putting it simply only a portion of the light is used by the plant for photosynthesis. Depending on the bulb it can be quite large or quite small or somewhere in between. Then you have to factor the kind of lightbulb and the wattage and the distance to the plants etc etc etc...

    If your using just regular 4' shoplights then your best bet is to use as many as you can fit over your terrarium. Try and stick with coolwhite/daylight bulbs also.
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