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Thread: If I give my VFT all day sun And a floresent lamp will that be better than just sun?

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    Arrow If I give my VFT all day sun And a floresent lamp will that be better than just sun?

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    Your traps may get redder faster but I think any plant would appreciate a normal nocturnal/diurnal cycle and would be better off in the long run.

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    I agree. I can't imagine that the effects of doing that would be very good. That's what I call "overdoing it". It's unnecessary.
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    It's kinda like with humans. If we just stayed awake all the time, we would wear out and eventually overdo it and become unhealthy. The same for a plant that only gets light and no dark.

    If you mean to have the under fluorescents w/ the sun shining on them at the same time, then they'd probably just get red faster and nothing else. That would definitely be overkill.
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    I agree with the others, save yourself some money and let the sun do the work. What little benefit the flourescent light would give is outweighed by the cost of the fixture and the electricity to run it. Now, if you get into CPs that grow during the winter, a flourescent light or three would help compensate for the shorter winter days, especially if you don't have a south window to place them in.
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    And mother nature does not provide supplemental lighting in their natural habitat and vft seem to be doing fine that way. You would also have to worry about rain on your lamp. Unless you mean you are growing them inside by a window and getting sun filtered through the glass and adding a light to that...

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    Lol, we had a topic like this the other day.

    Just leave it outside in full sun. A tray of DISTILLED or REVERSE OSMOSIS water under it, refilled when dry and in a good spot, and it's set! No extra fluorescent lighting or moving it in and outside at night. They grow in one spot in the wild, they aren't carried off by humans y'know! (Unless those cursed poachers come along).

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    Is it better for them to grow inside or outside?
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