36w cfl on citrus trees

tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)October 14, 2013

Is a 5000k 36w =150 good for citrus seedlings to supplement light and warmth in winter. About to build a small box with 2 or 3 they are 2465 lumus each any thoughts.

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

how big are the seedlings and how many. I assume you are talking about the spiral CFL's. I think you would ok with them if you have a good reflector and keep them very close to the trees without burning them.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 9:18AM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

Seedling are 4 months old so far they love it.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 10:21AM
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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

A 13 watt 5300K bulb in this light system of two buckets on stilt will make all 4 of your trees shoot for the heavens. They really work well and they hold the heat in.


meiwa kumquat tree from seed

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 5:44PM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

Mk I made a bucket light and used a 23 w 6500k they love it building bigger box and using 2 36 w 5000k cfls in it will post pics soon.

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    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 12:27AM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

And

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 10:03PM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

And

This post was edited by Tcamp30144 on Fri, Oct 18, 13 at 22:06

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 10:04PM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

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    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 10:08PM
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    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 10:39PM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

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    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 10:44PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

looks like a good setup

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 1:47PM
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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

my current set up for this year.


Seed grown meiwa & nagami kumquat bushes, sweetlee trees from seed.


Sweetlee tangerine tree #1 has 16+ inches growth on 6 shoots after 2 weeks in bucket light using 18 watt CFL at 5300K

These bucket lights really work well.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 11:00PM
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tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)

Wow u have buckets lol mine are loving it to.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 11:49PM
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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

Tcamp

How are your light buckets working out. My trees have out grown their setup 3 times. Are your trees large enough to sell of to the lumber mill to cut structural timbers. Citrus wood has finominaly good strength and durability. To see my current setup click below

Here is a link that might be useful: http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/wreristhechimney/slideshow/sunshine2013

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 9:53PM
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