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    geeze Varun, now you gonna go and upset the ceph gods...

    (making a circle of chicken blood around plant rack and sacrificing 17 virgin fly larva)

    hehehe, but it doesnt take T5, the "purple" ceph pic was when i was still using T12 (but a special bulb combo )

    Actually, the T5 is a little much for the cephs... that is why i have them placed all the way at one end with the light only partially above them. They would prob do better on the lower rack if I had room.

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    Butch, how is T5 too much for Cephs? I have mine under them. Yikes...
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    lol B!

    well..... its always better to have more light than less light.

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    Cindy,

    It isn't really anything I can put my finger on... but they were happier with the T12 bulb combo I was using.

    Those bulbs were of a very specific set of wavelengths that are not yet available in the T5 format. AFAIK, the rare earth red phosphor used in those bulbs is proprietary and not found in any other bulb...

    Im guessing that they are now getting too much energy in the 500-550nm spectra (wavelength antagonism?), but that is just a gut feeling. I have the instruments needed to identify specific wavelength frequencies, but I can only make quantitative measurements of energy levels.

    Jeff (JMatt) and I have talked about this before, he has had the same observations...

    Don't get me wrong, they do well.... but there is always room for improvement

    But now for helis..... well, the pictures speak for themselves. I have yet to see anything else come anywhere close to the performance of the T5 format.

    Butch

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    I really appreaciate you growers who can provide the conditions for these amazing plants. I am still too green behind the ears to think about cephs yet. Maybe next year...

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    Thanks, Butch. My plants are producing good growth again after root mealies. Now that the weather is getting more cool, I will at least get to see decent sized pitchers. The plants were under T5 the whole time. I have since moved them out to natural light.
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    Here's a neat photo. It's misted (I felt like misting the tank for some odd reason).
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    Here's a neat photo. It's misted (I felt like misting the tank for some odd reason).

    That just goes to show how hairy Cephalotus is.
    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

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