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    Artifical Light for Neps in General

    Will 2 t-12 40 watts each, which totals up to 6-7k lumens, be enough to grow most Neps inside or will I need more lumens?

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    I think that should be okay, neps dont require as much intense light as say for instance... vft's and sarrs...

    granted the more light the better but I dont assume that what your talking about would be inadequate...

    a more experienced nep grower I'm sure will hop on here and let you know for sure though...

    which neps you going to grow by the way?

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    Well, I am not a more experienced nep grower, but I can tell you what works for me. I am very tight on space, so I use two desk lamps with a 100 watt equiv. CFL's. I supplement that with window light. You actually beat me to this question. My apt. next year only has north facing windows, and I would like to find something a bit... stronger... but need to use CFLs. I"m not highjacking this post, just.... adding an additional question. Where get I get a CFL that produces more then 100 watts equiv?
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    I currently use four 4' long florescent per shelf. One of these days I'm going to add another 2 bulb fixture to each shelf. They are T12's. Ratter said the other day that T8s are the same price as T12s these days, so if I had to buy my own bulbs I would be going the T8 direction.



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    I also use a growshelf - due to the lack of light where I grow my neps. I also use 4 40 watt t12's per shelf- and the neps are growing fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    I currently use four 4' long florescent per shelf. One of these days I'm going to add another 2 bulb fixture to each shelf. They are T12's. Ratter said the other day that T8s are the same price as T12s these days, so if I had to buy my own bulbs I would be going the T8 direction.



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    Instead of T-8 or 12s, get T-5s, they are a little more but worth it since they put out a lot more light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overmind1632 View Post
    Instead of T-8 or 12s, get T-5s, they are a little more but worth it since they put out a lot more light
    Yeah, but they put out a lot more heat from what I hear. I'm not ready to take it to that level with trying to cool my area, especially in the summer. T12s seem to be doing a fine job (maybe not the best, granted) but they'll do the trick until I'm ready to invest more money, time, and energy in "the one setup to rule them all."

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    T-5's also drastically increase the amount of heat. I'm using two 2-bulb T-12 fixtures with no problems at all with my Neps. It's strong enough for my N. spec. to keep the nice red blush in the leaves. That's good enough for me .

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