So I just moved my plants (7 Nepenthes mostly highlanders with one intermediate + 1 H. tatei) into a terrarium. The plants got spread out to fit in the tank so I thought I would need to add another light to make sure they are all getting what they are used to... but now I'm thinking that it might be too much light.
in a 55 gallon "long" tank I put three 55watt CFLs(300 watt equiv I believe) spaced out evenly over the plants so each plant is under about 1.5 bulbs. The bulbs are probably 9-10ish inches away. So an extremely rough guess is that each plant has about 80 watts (cfl watts which works out to something like 450 equiv watts by my understanding) approximately 9" above. Is this overload? All of my plants like bright light but I'm concerned this might be too bright. Any opinions?
The neps are more hardy and already used to bright light like this but the new H. tatei is a newbie to the setup so I'm reevaluating things.