I've read more info on bulbs than I care to think about (both on and off the forums), but I'm still not sure about what kinds I should use. My apologies for so many threads regarding lights.
I've read the links that people throw to the forum; I need to use T12's so my options are with those.
I'm presently using Lowe's-bought GE bulbs and I'll primarily be growing Nepenthes with a few drosera.
Specifically in regard to T12's, what are you using?
The Present Situation
I've been using six standard 6500K GE's (3050 lumens, 75 CRI, 40-watt) - just about no red spectrum, mostly green/blue.
I've heard a lot of people use all 6500K GE's with success & pitchering. True?
Recently I mixed these with three 3400K "GE Plant & Aquarium" lights (1900 lumens, 90 CRI, 40-watt) - blue & red spectrum. This is what I'm doing presently.
Shortly after adding the Plant & Aquarium lights, my capensis lost almost all its dew, so this is where the headwall begins.
The I'm Still Lost *headwall*
My one Nep was starting to pitcher under the six 6500K's and my capensis had dew. Should I have just stuck with six 6500K's?
I thought having almost no red spectrum with just 6500K's would be a problem. Maybe it wouldn't.