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Offlineinsanity_420
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can too much light be bad
    #3288368 - 10/28/04 10:01 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

hey i was wonderin if i had a terrarium in my room with a light for it. and used another light in the room when that light isnt on it still gets a little light from the room. is that ok or does it need total darkness for so long every night?
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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: insanity_420]
    #3288394 - 10/28/04 10:19 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Too much light can only be too bad if the light is to close or so strong as to heat the casing or cake surface. i'm certain normal room lighting causes no adverse affects, no matter how long its on.


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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: Loki]
    #3288397 - 10/28/04 10:23 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

ok good i dont wanna keep em in my closet cause i wanna be able to see them whenever i want to. also i know blue is best but would a purple bulb be better than a regular bulb. i found some purple bulbs and i was wonderin if i should put em to use.
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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: insanity_420]
    #3288413 - 10/28/04 10:30 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Not if they are black lights.

I believe a white flouro light or an actual grow light with high blue spectrum would be best.


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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: Silven]
    #3288419 - 10/28/04 10:32 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Does the coloring on a clear bulb really do much to the spectrum? I've always kinda wondered that.


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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: Silven]
    #3288420 - 10/28/04 10:33 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

ok, there not black lights there just colored light bulbs. i used to have green ones and red ones too. ill just stick with the floro then for now


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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: insanity_420]
    #3288454 - 10/28/04 10:47 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Floro is just fine.


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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: Loki]
    #3290116 - 10/28/04 05:51 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Colored clear bulbs dont work better, they block out alot of the spectrum and you might not get the right ones even if its a blue tint (which purple is lower on the spectrum them purple and worse for mushrooms then white).

A little bit of light during the dark doesn't hurt like with plants..they arent photosynthetic like plants and only need the light to trigger them to start growing (about 12 hours per day) and then once pinned only need enough light per day to make them grow up (1-4 hours)


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Re: can too much light be bad [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3290615 - 10/28/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

too much light isnt bad but light for too long is bad. after pinning limit light as scat said to 1-4 hrs tops.


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