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    They look cooked to me, I also vote for moving them farther away from the lights.

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    Thanks again.
    I have dropped the books and turned off the fan. I will give it some time and see how they do.

    Ok, after having it set up like this for today, the conditions have settled.
    The tops of the pots are 7in away from lights.
    Temp is almost 90 degrees, humidity is 60%.

    Shall I now leave this for a few weeks to see what happens?
    Or shall I put the perspex shelf back in to drop the temperature some more?

    Thanks
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    Don't over think this! Raising the lights was the right move and keep them in a water tray with about a half inch or so of water, more if it evaporates quickly. I too think you cooked them a bit.
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    Its hard not to over think it
    Surely its the temperature that cooked them? Not too much light?
    So currently I have less light but a higher temp. Is the temperature not such a big issue here?
    Do you think this is fine now? I need to be patient I guess and just leave them to settle for a few weeks.

    Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aza View Post
    Its hard not to over think it
    Surely its the temperature that cooked them? Not too much light?
    So currently I have less light but a higher temp. Is the temperature not such a big issue here?
    Do you think this is fine now? I need to be patient I guess and just leave them to settle for a few weeks.

    Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it!
    The heat FROM the tubes being too close, they do throw out a little heat. They get more air circulation now. I'd leave them for a few weeks and see what happens. Some of mine are under a T5 fixture, the room temp currently is 88f with 60% humidity, but they can handle lower humidity. Others of mine are in a west window with BRIGHT indirect Sun. Same temperature. I have Scorps, Spatulatas and Adeleas.
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