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OfflineGoDCory
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    #3702198 - 01/30/05 02:35 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Hey all...I got a quick Q,
Im growing my mushrooms in an 10 Gallon aquarium ...im starting the fruiting today and i was wondering if the lighting that came with the aquarium, it's like a 20Inch Fluorence Light (25Watts)  that fits snug on the top lid....Well my Question is will this type of light work for Fruiting and is it too close to the cahmber...its about a foot and 12 inches from the soil..is this ok ? or what would u suggest?
Thnx :confused:


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Re: Lighting [Re: GoDCory]
    #3702233 - 01/30/05 02:49 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

sounds fine....it may produce a bit of heat though..

blue lights are best, fish stores have them(not tinted, they produce acual Blue spectrum light)...:thumbup:


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Re: Lighting [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #3702254 - 01/30/05 02:56 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Mushrooms don't need the light for energy like plants do. It's just a trigger. Brighter light doesn't work better. If you can see your grow, the light is bright enough. I use a 7 watt night light. Works fine.


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Re: Lighting [Re: ticktock]
    #3702426 - 01/30/05 03:56 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i was going to use a 40W bulb from a desk lamp, is that too much? should i buy a night light or somthing?


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Re: Lighting [Re: KGB920]
    #3702435 - 01/30/05 03:59 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Fluorescent lighting is ideal because it generally doesn't affect your temps too much. If incandescent is all you have, that will work fine too. Just watch your fruiting tub temperatures to make sure your light source doesn't spike it too much.


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Re: Lighting [Re: Holydiver]
    #3702694 - 01/30/05 04:58 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

even a flashlight will work...


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Re: Lighting [Re: phatboy]
    #3702743 - 01/30/05 05:16 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I've even used christmas lights....

They're phototrophic...but blue light helps....gives them something that normal light doesn't...ill read up n see if i can back it up :laugh:


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Re: Lighting [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #3702953 - 01/30/05 06:20 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It doesnt give them anything, its just the part of the light that they see..light higher in that spectrum will be more of a pinning trigger for them. I've found flouros to work great..I've used little 15 watt night lights for large chambers though..


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Re: Lighting [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3702997 - 01/30/05 06:32 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

im building a poor mans pod and im not sure what type of light to use... any help


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Re: Lighting [Re: KGB920]
    #3703067 - 01/30/05 06:50 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Any...flouros work best...didnt feel like reading the thread? Its not that long...


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Lighting [Re: GoDCory]
    #3704062 - 01/30/05 09:53 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

GoDCory said:
Hey all...I got a quick Q,
Im growing my mushrooms in an 10 Gallon aquarium ...im starting the fruiting today and i was wondering if the lighting that came with the aquarium, it's like a 20Inch Fluorence Light (25Watts)  that fits snug on the top lid....Well my Question is will this type of light work for Fruiting and is it too close to the cahmber...its about a foot and 12 inches from the soil..is this ok ? or what would u suggest?
Thnx :confused:




12 inches is another foot, bud.


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Re: Lighting [Re: BrilliantWhite]
    #3846909 - 02/28/05 03:30 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I know the light spectrum and nanometer(NM) measurements. I am wondering about the color temperature of fluorescent bulbs. Its measuring system is in kelvin(K). But what is the relationship between the NM wavelength of a light and its color temperature?

In addition: directly quoted from The Mushroom Cultivator, "The best light is one that has at least 140 microwatts per 10 nanometer per lumen of blue spectra (440-495 nm)." Pg.76
I understand that 440-495 nm is the range that is high in blue, but what about the wattage and lumens and the relationship between them.

Mostly Im curious about color temperature. Fluorescent at 5500K or 6500K I have read to be good because they emit the desired nm range. but you can have a light that has a much higher color temp (10,000K or even 20,000K) and it still is high in blue spectra. If anyone can explain this that would be great.(Only if you're certain)


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Re: Lighting [Re: Dungmaster]
    #3847010 - 02/28/05 03:58 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Myc takes it cue from LIGHT. Even a small Xmass tree light bulb works. Just about any light works. No need to go to great lengths, so long as you just give them some LIGHT. Simple, easy, available & cost effective LIGHT is all you need. Simply stay away from lights that produce a lot of heat.


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Re: Lighting [Re: Dungmaster]
    #3847498 - 02/28/05 05:46 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Very old stars emit blue light at 21,000K...but their energy source is helium. I think most fluorescent bulbs primarily use mercury. A higher wattage per nm of blue spectra sounds like a stronger trigger to me.


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Re: Lighting [Re: Viaggio]
    #3847762 - 02/28/05 06:29 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Why isn't light used constantly during the fruiting stage?


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Re: Lighting [Re: Viaggio]
    #3847898 - 02/28/05 06:56 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

somewhat is, viaggio, if you trigger pinning - last i remember its still somewhat like a plant to the point that itll go towards the light - if you had a tank and you taped up everything except the right side, its all go towards the right.
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Re: Lighting [Re: Viaggio]
    #3851021 - 03/01/05 09:57 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Viaggio said:
Why isn't light used constantly during the fruiting stage?




Because they grow bigger and thicker in the dark once they begin pinning.

Wattage, kilvin, lumens, par. All bullshit. Were not growing plants here. Any light. Any watts. The question was answered. If your looking for us to tell you the magic numbers that matter your gonna be waiting for a while, because none of them mean shit. Get white or blue light that doesnt put out much heat. Easy.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Lighting [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3862501 - 03/03/05 03:14 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I asked my question about light more because I am curious about the specifics of light measurement, not because I am looking for the best light for mushroom growth. I have found my answers elsewhere anyways.


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Re: Lighting [Re: Dungmaster]
    #3862890 - 03/03/05 04:28 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

You can use some light, deflected natural light, i.e. filtered light from the window is fine.


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Re: Lighting [Re: Fluxburn]
    #3863035 - 03/03/05 04:51 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i agree natural light thats what they have in the wild not direct let the natural light cycle work for u


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