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    ok, so i hve a "spot-gro" bulb. couldnt get white warm flourescent cause of the size and socket type.
    this bulb says br 30 bulb what does that mean [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]?
    its also 65 watts and 120V
    instructions say for best results 1-3 foot close to plant and never closer than a foot, what would be optimal for me specifically.thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    It sounds to me like you bought an incandescent gro-light. These put out a lot of heat, that's why they can't go near your plant. Put it in a lamp made for those bulbs (they should sell it where you got the bulb, and it should be pretty cheap) and make sure the plant doesn't get too close, or it will get burned.

    I don't think incandescents are ever the best way to go, but if that's what you have, you might as well use it.

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    Quote (D muscipula @ April 30 2003,01:44)
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    well yeah its a temporary thing so i can get enough light every day without frying my plant.... i can return it in 90dys when i have more money and no worries, i plan to get the terrarium that pft sells and a light fixture like another member suggests, soon i will have money, lets hope i dont kill my plant by then, it seems to like to be left alone

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    That would be a good idea. And wht are you going to do with the plants later you said the plants are temporary? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Nepenthes aren't touchy feely kinds of plants, they like to be left alone. You can touch them every now and then but just let them grow and climb where they want to. They don't mind if you stand back a few feet and yell your love to them at the top of your lungs but maybe they wouldn't like that either. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    A better alternative would be a coolwhite compact fluorescent bulb that screws into a normal fixture. One of those in that clip on aluminum reflector makes a nice little light that can go fairly close to the plant without burning. They also put out light that is much more useful for plant growth.

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    Quote (Phil traper2 @ April 30 2003,01:55)
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    well i plan on temporary lights.....
    im not planning for a temporary plant [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Quote (Tony Paroubek @ April 30 2003,02:06)
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    where would i get one of these, the store i went to a lady showed me one spot, its a plant store, ndsid allthe bulbs are there !. i do need a warm white tho for heat in summer since my house is air conditioned.
    whats anluminum reflector ?
    why is it more useful ?

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