terrorarium, not so terrifying anymore

Jacob Knecht jacobknecht@gmail.com
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:44:07 PDT

As someone who is currently growing plants under both fluorescent and
HID lights indoors, I can attest to your statement.  Even HID lights
loose their intensity enough that they must be replaced yearly for
optimum efficiency.  A  15 year old fluorescent light is positively
ancient!  I am so glad you thought of changing it and are now having
better results.


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On 28 June 2010 18:54, Adam Fikso <adam14113@ameritech.net> wrote:
> Good information, Dennis.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Kramb" <dkramb@badbear.com>
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> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:45 PM
> Subject: [pbs] terrorarium, not so terrifying anymore
>> In February I set up a terrarium and planted it with mostly carnivorous
>> plants and tuberous gesneriads.  As time passed the CPs languished, and
>> some
>> died.  The venus flytraps were sulking so I moved them outside to the bog
>> bed where they now enjoy full sun.  The gesneriads all showed signs of
>> insufficient light, too.
>> I was completely ignorant of the fact that fluorescent bulbs lose potency
>> over time.  But I read up on the subject this weekend.  My old bulb was 15
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