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    Hi guys,

    This is probably my cheapest and most affordable option to getting a better light for VFT's.

    Britestik Fluorescent Lamp

    One setting white plastic lamp lights your plants fast and easily
    Uses one fluorescent tube with a maximum wattage of 33
    Rotary switch for easy operation
    No special installation wiring required - just plug in to use
    2 x 2 x 25" (5.1 x 5.1 x 63.5cm)



    This is only 12$ CDN each. So I can get 2 of them.

    Is this 66W good enough for healthy VFT's if not bright red traps...?

    Right now I have them besdie a north side window...i.e., bright shade + 13 watt lamp.

    will this be good

    cheers,

    varun

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    btw...there is also this one::

    Gro & Sho Lamp

    Product# 52-4066-6




    Price $19.99


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    Lights your plants fast and easy
    No special wiring required - just plug in to use
    Does not need a fixture
    Frosted lens
    Rotary switch
    Uses one fluorescent tube with a maximum wattage of 33
    2"h x 2"d x 25"l (5.1 x 5.1 x 63.5 cm)

    ONLY DIfference is Frosted lenses. Is it worth it??/ or is the first one sufficient?

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    i dont know...they say 100watts are ideal for most CPs. neps can take lower, VFTs are at the line, sarrs are WAY above and ditto with most dews.
    Alex
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    I really cant tell you except what I know what works for me.

    I use 2 60 watt fixture 120 watt imitator lights (those energy saving ones that are all curly?) IN a 20 gallon Tank for my Sundews. I got mine at Walmart. It gives The Drosear a nice color and the VFT cuttings a good look to!

    This is all I can help with.

    good luck in youre search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes_ak @ Sep. 16 2006,3:48)]I really cant tell you except what I know what works for me.

    I use 2 60 watt fixture 120 watt imitator lights (those energy saving ones that are all curly?) IN a 20 gallon Tank for my Sundews. I got mine at Walmart. It gives The Drosear a nice color and the VFT cuttings a good look to!

    This is all I can help with.

    good luck in youre search.
    could i get a picture of these?
    thanks
    Alex
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes_ak @ Sep. 16 2006,3:48)]I really cant tell you except what I know what works for me.

    I use 2 60 watt fixture 120 watt imitator lights (those energy saving ones that are all curly?) IN a 20 gallon Tank for my Sundews. I got mine at Walmart. It gives The Drosear a nice color and the VFT cuttings a good look to!

    This is all I can help with.

    good luck in youre search.
    yes please...I would appreciate it too. Please show me the model details for those lamps

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    is this the one it says 40 W...should I make a fixture with 2 of them


    http://walmart.ca/wps-por....yId=336

    meh....Ii can't afford to make it a fixture. So I guess I'll just use 2 33 watt ones.....Put aluminium foil on top....reflect it down. Thats it.....I seriously can't MAKE a top lid fixture.

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    Dude, I dont even build fixtures... (yes it is those lights)

    I buy those 60 watt desk lamps.
    Its a different brand, but same Idea.

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