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post #10 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 05:15 PM
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I like using a incandescent hood with two CFL's. I would start at maybe 10-13 watts. The reason I like this setup is that you have so much adjustability compared to using florescent tubes. You can start at a lower light level and increase as your plant mass increases. Go to far, just put the old bulbs back in. I use daylight bulbs in lamps and other places but it bugs some people. If it doesn't bug you, you are really only out the cost of 2 bulbs because you can use them elsewhere if you go to dim/bright as you experiment with different amounts of light.
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