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Light recommendations for tropical sundews

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:29 pm
by Captainmoe
Soo hey you guys it's me again with more questions
Soo I have a small indoor setup at the moment
Going to expand at some point
But I'm have 5 CFL bulbs going two red and 3 blue and approx 1500 lummens on each bulb
And I have about 15 sundew siting in a water tray underneath them on a 14-16 hour photosynthesis period
Trying to upgrade or see if this is enough for all these guys it seems to be geting about 85-90degrees and only 50-60 percent humidity
Trying to see if switching to LEDstrips or something els might be better any recommendations or tips and tricks of the trade
I'd REALLY appreciate it
Thanks again you guys
And here's a old photo of my setup

Re: Light recommendations for tropical sundews

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:46 pm
by nimbulan
I'm a fan of LEDs myself. Are you open to a bit of DIY? You can actually assemble a custom LED strip fixture with no soldering required (or with, if you prefer.)

Re: Light recommendations for tropical sundews

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:05 am
by Captainmoe
nimbulan wrote:I'm a fan of LEDs myself. Are you open to a bit of DIY? You can actually assemble a custom LED strip fixture with no soldering required (or with, if you prefer.)


Ya of cource I Always love alil DIY
makes the outcome evermore enjoyable

Re: Light recommendations for tropical sundews

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:40 am
by Hungry Plants
I am now officially paying attention! especially if there is not soldering.

Re: Light recommendations for tropical sundews

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:10 am
by Captainmoe
Hungry Plants wrote:I am now officially paying attention! especially if there is not soldering.


Ha yes as we sit here patiently waiting

Re: Light recommendations for tropical sundews

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:08 am
by nimbulan
Sorry guys I was out tonight. I use these: http://orchidborealis.blogspot.com/2016/11/samsung-linear-led-module-h-series-gen-3.html They're basically 1:1 replacements for T5HO bulbs of the same size (comes in 1', 2', and 4') but twice as efficient. They do cost more but you don't have to worry about bulb fade or replacing them.