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Thread: how many footcandles/lux do you grow your nepenthes?

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    No idea on footcandles or lux, but I use 2x18W T8 fluorescents in my lowland terrarium positioned at about 40 cm from the plants (nepenthes). Ampullaria leaves get quite red so I think the light is strong enough. Hard to say how many lux, because I have plant tubes and those are not very "luxy" as lux is defined through lumen and so via visible light. I have measured some readings though from the plant level and they were about 400-600 lx.
    Looking for N. Campanulata hybrids. Also would like to grow some nepenthes from seed. Growlist/pic thread: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...-Pete-s-plants

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    I personally prefer the vanilla scented footcandles for my Neps.... How many you ask Well no less than 10 to really set the mood.


    On a serious note: 150W Metal Halides ushio 10-14k DE in glass fixture with amazing results. Why you ask? I don't know. It worked great on my SPS corals & my fluoros went out so I threw some coral fixtures on many of the the plants & never turned back.

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    Hi, I started the two following threads in the local CP forum about light (natural and artificial) levels for assorted CPs. Hopefully it can be of some use to you.

    http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/...age__p__362241

    http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/...age__p__349916
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