Indoor plant fixtures, bulbs, etc. [newbie]
Please help me. IÂm trying to keep my indoor plants healthy during the winter months. I have a ficus tree, a blooming houseplant, etc. I don't know much about growing plants but I've gathered so far that fluorescent tubes are the best, and that I can do this all with just a simple 4 foot shop light fixture and "cool white" bulbs (whatever that means).
Would "cool white" bulbs (20watt-40watt) be healthier or produce more growth for my indoor plants? Wouldn't the light fixtures and bulbs I list below, be better because they're more powerful? (I'm not sure what I'm saying.)
Please help me pick a good grow light via eBay. Or maybe u can share a fixture and bulb listing from there??
Here's what I'm looking at so far:
(Ebay Item #: 4339404821 - NEW GROW LIGHT- SEED STARTER fluorescent not hps mh)
(Ebay Item #: 4341600670 - 4 G. E. House and Garden Indoor Floodlights Plant Sunlight Fixtures)
(Ebay Item #: 4341213638 - 125W HYDROPONIC GROW LIGHT! HYDROPONICS HPS)
Do any of these look any good for keeping on about 6-8 hours per day?
I wanted to get a "shop fixture" and maybe figure out how to find the right bulb but it seems easier if I go with an already fixed-up fixture like the ones above. If you have suggestions or newbie help, you're welcome to share. Thank you in advance.