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    Quote (FlytrapGurl @ Aug. 13 2003,7:30)
    4 tubes is 100 bucks!!! What's the bare minimum amount of lights that would keep them fairly healthy for two months or so[/QUOTE]
    Huh?? Wha?? ummm no.. I paid $7 apiece for mine... #### I could buy them here and ship them to you for less than 100 bucks...

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    The suitable 18" UV bulbs are 20 bucks each.
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    Well if you can get all your pots under it then I dont see why it would hurt... its always a difficult trick to maximize value/ cost. I would still suggest you shop for bulbs similar to what I said. I have read that "cool white" bulbs work well and are also inexpensive. You still have a while before you need to worry about dormancy, so in the meantime you can keep your eyes open for the things you will need.

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    Okay, but how many UVs do I need, minimum?
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    "Minimum" 2- 18/ 24 inch tubes (try to keep each pot under a tube) 4 would be better, but 2 would do the job.

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    Oops.. I stand corrected... 4 UV bulbs would be 80 bucks. Still, that's alot; too much for me. Anyways, YAY I only need two bulbs... weehoo... I THINK that the friend may have a fairly fresh UV bulb... I might use that one, and just buy another... Well, I should stop fretting. It's gonna be a couple months before I have to worry about it too much...

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    Wait... can't I just do this?: Don't spend any money on lights or anything, but just put the greenhouse in the sun shining in the screen from the glass doors during dormancy season? Why won't that work? I'll have the glass doors open every day, and the sun should shine in through the screen for a while, and they won't be as cold. Will that work just as well?
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    I've never grown seedlings before, but I think that sounds fine. A green house should keep them warm enough, and seedlings in nature don't get the benefit of being indoors in a green house. The hardest thing I think seedlings would have to worry about is them freezing. But I doubt that will happen in a green house with you looking over them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Personally I can't justify spending $80 on a light setup for only a couple dollars worth of plants. You could just buy $80 worth of grown ups VFTs for that much! Or a cheap digital camera. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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