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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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What Bulbs?

So I am going to order new light on here that was suggested to me, but I am not sure what bulbs?

65K, PLANT GROW, 10K,5000K, 3000K ?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:09 PM
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Most common single bulbs here are probably 6500's.
Most common combination is probably 6500's and 10k's.
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Most common single bulbs here are probably 6500's.
Most common combination is probably 6500's and 10k's.

The light has 3 - 54 watt bulbs.
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Plants will be perfectly happy with anything in the 3000 to maybe 14k range. For human eyes, the 5k-10k range looks pretty nice. So what you're looking for, basically, is something that looks good to you. Try a couple 6500's and a 10k?
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What Bulbs?

I prefer the look of 10K and have had great growth using just those for years now.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone.

So what do you think of 2 6500? and one 10k
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 09:59 PM
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I prefer the look of 10K and have had great growth using just those for years now.


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Me too.
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