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InvisibleMycOhunter

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Fluorescent lighting for cacti
    #11260469 - 10/16/09 04:51 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I am using some fluorescent tubes producing almost 5600 lumens for some cacti i am growing indoors, the pups that some of the cacti are producing are almost as big as the pups that came from the cacti being outdoors, I am rather impressed.

I was wondering if anyone else is using fluorescent lighting for their cacti and if so what type of setup are you using and how are the results?

I want to add some more lights, that is why I ask.

Here are the pics.















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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: MycOhunter]
    #11260516 - 10/16/09 04:59 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

A few more pics.







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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: MycOhunter]
    #11260689 - 10/16/09 05:31 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

very nice :awesome:


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: lolbience]
    #11261235 - 10/16/09 06:49 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I also use florescent lighting but only for my seedlings, pereskiopsis and grafts. The big guys go outside.


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: crazyboy25]
    #11261728 - 10/16/09 08:09 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I'm impressed you could get them that nice under fluros. Are those t5 ho or regular?


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: drift]
    #11262416 - 10/16/09 10:36 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

im thinking about getting a 150 watt HPS light for my cacti. 16,000 lumens will treat it right. :thumbup:


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: PilzeEssen]
    #11262717 - 10/16/09 11:28 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I have a 400W HPS here and they LOVE it (150-250W might be plenty considering how 400W ends up burning them when they are too close). I have a san pedro almost 2ft tall under it and other various trichs (a few other mature ones and a bunch of seedlings) and a peyote. They all love it and grow fat.


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: PilzeEssen]
    #11262774 - 10/16/09 11:39 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, I have definitely seen a TON of GREAT results using HPS for cacti, especially on this forum....


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: theMallacht]
    #11262799 - 10/16/09 11:43 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I think cacti grow easier than weed or other plants under HPS/MH because they have no leaves, just a big main "leaf", so they get plenty of light even with lower wattages.


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: jds]
    #11263140 - 10/17/09 12:58 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

There more blue.Get a Xmis cacti and they will flower all the time with T5's


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: Brainiac]
    #11263152 - 10/17/09 01:00 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

i used them when my lophs were babies. it really helped them develop better.


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: ferrel_human]
    #11265048 - 10/17/09 01:19 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I use a 250 watt metal halide for about 20 trichocereus cacti- I used fluorescents before but fluorescents usually just make cacti etiolate a little bit...


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: drift]
    #11265182 - 10/17/09 01:43 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

drift said:
I'm impressed you could get them that nice under fluros. Are those t5 ho or regular?


These are regular i guess, T8's.  I dont know that much about the bulbs other than each tube produces 2800 lumens and there two tubes in the fixture.

Here's a pic showing a pup from an outside grown bridgesii (full sun), and one grown under the tubes (on the left).



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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: MycOhunter]
    #11265464 - 10/17/09 02:37 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Those really do look awesome for regular fluoros. How close do you bring the tubes?


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: drift]
    #11265691 - 10/17/09 03:16 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

about 8-10 inches id say.


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: MycOhunter]
    #11265822 - 10/17/09 03:44 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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MycOhunter said:
about 8-10 inches id say.




I have some t8 fluoro tubes I'm definitely going to hook up and see if I can get my indoor cacti to work like yours.


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: drift]
    #11326750 - 10/26/09 08:41 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I have some dragon fruit that were under a floro for a long time. They got sprouts (pups?) all the time. They are dormant right now


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: legallyhomeless]
    #11327141 - 10/26/09 09:47 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Ever get fruits from them?


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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: Cactusdan]
    #11327753 - 10/26/09 11:06 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Some more pics of my indoor cacti, first pic shows some of my torches grown from seed from Peru, one of them is just starting to show its blue :grin:



Easter lily cactus, I forget what species of Echinopsis it is.



Blue myrtle with a droplet of water on it, me thinks it looks rather cool.:awedance:



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Re: Fluorescent lighting for cacti [Re: MycOhunter]
    #11327778 - 10/26/09 11:08 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Nice torches! Personally I'm impatient so I'm grafting mine, hopefully I will upload some pics soon...


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