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distance between flourescent lights and minis?

Posted by BlondieJan none (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 6, 13 at 13:02

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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RE: distance between flourescent lights and minis?

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.


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RE: distance between flourescent lights and minis?

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


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RE: distance between flourescent lights and minis?

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.


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