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Old 02-18-2018, 03:51 PM
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What type of grow lights should I use for these beauties? I realize they do not like direct light on them so any advice on how to use them would also be helpful. I am going to start a room in my walk-in live-in basement. TIA
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How large of an area do you plan to light for Phals? Are there any windows in your area?
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:35 PM
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Basement has no windows. I have a back room area that was a home theater room that I no longer use. I was thinking that would be a great place to start my orchid room. My house is a big chalet with almost all windows on the front. They have been in the main room (between the windows) They seem to love it there but I am expanding and hope to one day in the near future to have a greenhouse
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I use 4', 4 bulb T5 HO lamps for my Phals.
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Joy- what is the size of the area to be illuminated?

John's recommendation might be great for phals over maybe a 6' x 4' area, or greater, but if you're illuminating a smaller area that would be overkill (or a killer, if they're close enough to fry them).
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:33 AM
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Oh thank you for this post. It is probably a bit smaller than that.
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