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Offlineabaccusx
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CCFL tubes for lighting??
    #4049789 - 04/13/05 12:27 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Hi, reading around it seems that flourecent tubes are the best source of light to innitiate pinning/growing in the fruiting chamber.

My question is has anyone used Cold Cathode Fluoro Tube (CCFL) for lighting?? Reason being i can get a nice compact package a lot cheaper than a fish tank hood+fluoro.

Also my PMP is rather small, 10" width, 10" height, 20" length. so will a 4" tube be sufficient or should i get the larger 12" unit??


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: abaccusx]
    #4049795 - 04/13/05 12:31 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Any type/amount of light will do. They just need a direction to grow.


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: abaccusx]
    #4049820 - 04/13/05 12:36 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

10" should be fine. I've seen people put those tap light Fluorescent fixtures in their terrariums and they worked out decently. I imagine a 10" or 12" would be much better than a tap light. Just remember that the light is for directional purpose only and does not necessarily need to be very strong.


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: thenewguy05]
    #4049848 - 04/13/05 12:41 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

" Just remember that the light is for directional purpose only and does not necessarily need to be very strong. "

Exactly, beleive it or not, but I had a friend who would stick a flashlight, yes flashlight, in his fruiting chamber for a couple of hours everyday and it worked.


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: Killa420]
    #4049883 - 04/13/05 12:53 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I beleive it. i read on here that someone was acctually experimenting with LED lights.


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: thenewguy05]
    #4050140 - 04/13/05 02:04 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Dang, that would be cool, led's are cool, literally lol.


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: Killa420]
    #4050833 - 04/13/05 04:20 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Not experimenting with LEDs, using them. I've seen them work a number of times.


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Re: CCFL tubes for lighting?? [Re: abaccusx]
    #4050859 - 04/13/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I use a 10" x 20" x 10" fishtank w/hood, and I can safely say that the long fluorescent tube that fits in the hood is way more light than I need. (Though it's nice for viewing purposes)


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