Okay, first off, I have a whole bunch of seedlings sprouting from my seeds, which anyone who has read my post "My vft seedling journal" probably knows. Anyways, I was wondering what to do when the dormancy season comes around. It's August and already getting slightly cooler (80° instead of 100° LOL) around here (Florida). By November, it's gonna be 40° during the day and 35° at night. So, since seedlings can't take dormancy in their first year, I'll keeping them safe and warm inside, most likely either in my bedroom (not likely actually since I don't have much room for them in there) or the sunroom. But they won't get anything but through-the-window sunlight anywhere. I want to keep them under a growlight for the couple months they'll be inside. My friend has a spare 10 gallon glass fishtank with a full hood that I could use to put the seedlings in (in their containers, of course). All I need to know is this: what kind of lightbulb do I need to use? The local petshop sells 14 inch or something UV bulbs for 20 bucks. Will that work? The bulb will be roughly a foot above the seedlings. I'm hopeful this will work, for it is my only option for keeping them alive indoors for the fall/winter. God, I go into depth with the details in my posts... oh well. That's good. So, I need answers! Thanks in advance!
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