distance between flourescent lights and minis?

blondiejanFebruary 6, 2013

I'm setting up a two tube 24 inch flourescent light for my minis and babies....how far above should I have the flourescent lights? Thanks...

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snappyguy

If you're using T-12's, the usual distance is about 8". With T-8's or T-5's you can increase that distance. Ultimately, let the plants tell you. If they're reaching for the light, move it a little closer.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 1:52PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

I would only buy T8 fixture. My preferred one is from Home Depot - the cool tubes are something like $8 a piece.
I remove the wraparound thingie, and attach a cord. Some of them come with cords, some with wires ready to be attached to the ceiling box. I usually save the tri-prong cords from old fixtures and rewire them.

Yes - I side with Mark - 12" distance for this one.

Irina

Here is a link that might be useful: wraparound t8

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 5:07PM
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blondiejan

Thanks for the info. The light is an older tabletop light, with grolux tubes in it. Can't find out if it is T8 or whatever. I used it for my mature plants, but bought a 48 inch tabletop becuse the plants got too big for it. So I'm using this for a nursery and miniviolet light.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 3:28PM
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