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#1 Tarek

 
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 15:43 PM

Hi, i just wondering or it`s some peoples, who can help me find metal halide lamp and balast, and connect it? Because i totally zero know about connecting wires :( .

Price what i`am looking around 40pounds all together .

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 16:23 PM

Much easier and cheaper to get a CFL! Envirolite or similar. My pings orchids helis and epiphytic utrics love it!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 18:08 PM

You mean something like this? http://www.ebay.co.u...=item45fd72fed6

What another members can say about this?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 18:16 PM

Exactly! Cheaper to buy and run than metal halide lamps!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 18:22 PM

But you say you use for orchids, are you sure, that be alright to carnivorous plants as well? :) How much hours per day you switch on them?

I just checked your grow list, it`s amazing. Are you use lamp to them?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 18:38 PM

Hi,
Yes I use this lighting (300w) for all my plants except for temperate plants like sarracenia vft's etc.
In winter 11 hours and summer up to 16 hours per day.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 18:50 PM

It`s so hard to choice , because i write this question in USA,UK,Russian forums, and everybody says different :D.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 19:14 PM

what plants are you planning to grow under them? most will prefer natural light if possible...

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 19:20 PM

I think about few nepenthes and heliamfora, or lot of sundews. Because like now, my droseras are in dormancy, but if i will have lamp, then they don`t go to dormancy, or if i put Nepenthes then he start produce pitchers, because now is definitely don`t wanna do it... What will be your advice?

Lamp i think to put on some windowsill , maybe in future in terrarium (when i buy it).

Lot of peoples says to me that Metal Halid go very hot and can fry plants as well eat lot of electricy , i thinking about CFL.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 22:55 PM

Recently win http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649 , it`s Metal Halid, yes? :)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 23:09 PM

Yes!
Cheap! Now you need a suitable ballast!
I still think you'd be better off with a dual spectrum cfl though.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

Yes, i will buy CFL , like this : http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649 , .
This Metal Halid,i just make one bid and win :D . Let`s leave it to future :) .