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Old 11-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default grow light configuration

I am goint to try using T5HO bulbs for the first time.
However, I am pretty clueless as to what distance from the plants I should be using.
And how close is too close? My set up does not allow for easy height adjustments, so it would be great if I figured this out before putting everything in place. Which I need to do ASAP

Fixture is 2 bulbs : 54W , 6500K

I am growing naners (of course), but also other tropicals:
elephant ears
So I am wondering if different plants will want more/less of the T5HO lighting.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: grow light configuration

Start at 1 meter above the bananas. The others can be lower since in nature they are substory plants.
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Default Re: grow light configuration

Fluorescents don't get hot enough to burn the plants, anyway, so they can grow right into the lights without causing damage.
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