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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 08:27 PM
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I think you have the information on lighting backwards. T2s are more efficient than T5s according to this site.

Try cutting back to half the bulbs you are running now to see it that helps. You may only need one bulb if they are really that good!

Do remove dead and decaying material. I find that new plants tend to sit there and look horrible until all the growth is from after arrival then they decide to stick around and look pretty.
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