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Lighting And The FC.
    #11252005 - 10/15/09 12:12 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Well I Have two natural daylight fluorescent bulbs and mounts ready to go- Im using a Shot Gun FC. With Perlite covering the bottom - The only problem is my F.C. Is a rubber maid tub with a transparent body but a non-transparent lid so my question is would it be good to set up the two lights opposite of each other One on one side and the other on the other side Or should I cut a hole at the top and cover it with something and mount the lights up there?


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: Scruffy404]
    #11252044 - 10/15/09 12:19 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I'd cut a hole, caulk in some plexi-glass and light from above. Although I have seen many successful grows with side mounted lights. :2cents:


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: BrandNewbie]
    #11252082 - 10/15/09 12:28 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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I'd cut a hole, caulk in some plexi-glass and light from above. Although I have seen many successful grows with side mounted lights. :2cents:



fully agree. but i have had better luck with just cutting a hole in the lid. you can even use saran wrap until you get some plexi glass, or a glass piece from a picture frame. but thats whats great about this hobby, the experimentation:thumbup:. good luck


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: myco_mikey_mo]
    #11252105 - 10/15/09 12:32 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

thanks all have to try both for the time being -mabey cut a hole at the top put one up there and one of the side?


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: myco_mikey_mo]
    #11252106 - 10/15/09 12:32 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Right now i dont have a great light worth cutting a whole in the top for, so i just use a lamp beside it and it seems to be doing more then fine. I'm pretty sure that they will grow towards the source of the light, so just keep that in mind.


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: Aaron8001]
    #11252115 - 10/15/09 12:34 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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Right now i dont have a great light worth cutting a whole in the top for, so i just use a lamp beside it and it seems to be doing more then fine. I'm pretty sure that they will grow towards the source of the light, so just keep that in mind.



I swear I keep hearing otherwise.


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: BrandNewbie]
    #11252117 - 10/15/09 12:34 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I second, cutting the top.. but side mounting will work as well.


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: Herbal_Elixer]
    #11252126 - 10/15/09 12:37 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

mushies will grow towards light, so if you have two opposing lights then they kind of grow in all weird directions. i like to have one light source. also remember all you need is enough light to read a book. people think you need multiple flourescents. really a stran of christmas lights would work, or a bright night light. nothing elaborate just a fairly bright light


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: myco_mikey_mo]
    #11252146 - 10/15/09 12:41 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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mushies will grow towards light, so if you have two opposing lights then they kind of grow in all weird directions. i like to have one light source. also remember all you need is enough light to read a book. people think you need multiple flourescents. really a stran of christmas lights would work, or a bright night light. nothing elaborate just a fairly bright light




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thats what i thought, i just did a quick look on the forums and ir seems to be the general concensus


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: Scruffy404]
    #11252176 - 10/15/09 12:46 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Mushrooms derive energy from light. It is also a pinning trigger. 6500k is best. (blue)

This is what I use. You can get them at Target, (or wherever, they're common):


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: BrandNewbie]
    #11252186 - 10/15/09 12:48 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I am with BrandNewbie,
6500K is the best.. any light will perform, but not better than 6500K.


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: Scruffy404]
    #11252191 - 10/15/09 12:49 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Im a fan of using the double 4 foot fluo fixtures with 2 6500k bulbs they work like a charm


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Re: Lighting And The FC. [Re: Aaron8001]
    #11254410 - 10/15/09 06:16 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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myco_mikey_mo said:
mushies will grow towards light, so if you have two opposing lights then they kind of grow in all weird directions. i like to have one light source. also remember all you need is enough light to read a book. people think you need multiple flourescents. really a stran of christmas lights would work, or a bright night light. nothing elaborate just a fairly bright light




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thats what i thought, i just did a quick look on the forums and ir seems to be the general concensus




It's not the general consensus, it's flat out wrong.  Bright light is far better than not-so-bright light, and fluorescent will produce a superior pinset to incandescent.  The best light to 'read a book' with is incandescent, so don't even consider that an appropriate light source.

Light from the sides is fine.  It doesn't have to be directly above the fruits.
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