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Old 03-18-2004, 06:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They are called 'low light' plants because they can tolerate lower light levels, not because they prefer lower light levels. Most low light plants will do great at high light levels. The other reason plants are called 'low light' is because they have been covered with algae in some guys tank and the only way he could grow it algae free was to use a lower light level, think Madagascar Lace plant. Sad thing is that lace plants LOVE high light.
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plants should do more than alright, they should thrive. As long as they aren’t too close to the light (this could burn them). Plants don't care about wattage though, lumens is what they are after, I believe 6000–7000 lumens works best for most plants, do you know the lumens output of your bulb? .. if you're using just an ordinary bulb then it's most likely giving off the wrong spectrum of light. Plants in the vegetative stage prefer the blue light spectrum whereas those flowering prefer the red spectrum. Hope I could help!

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