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growing light/stand recommendation

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    shw104 is offline Junior Member
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    Default growing light/stand recommendation

    I am relatively new to growing orchids but am falling in love with them. Unfortunately, my house is very shaded and does not have any good growing windows. Can someone recommend a good growing light or growing stand for someone who is new to orchids? I have 6-7 orchids now and don’t see my collection growing past 10-12. My orchids have been growing fairly well as most seem to bloom at least once a year. However, I know they are suffering from lack of sun-light and I’d like to improve their conditions.

    Thanks for the assistance!


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    i don't have anything "official" to recommend,
    but I use 42W CFLs, and 4' T8's for my light
    requirements for phals, dends, and paphs.
    I'm a DIYer, so I build stuff myself instead of
    buying something made for orchids.
    I've seen some really nice set-ups in the "grow area" thread,
    which should give you plenty of ideas.
    I don't have a shelf/stand, but if I did,
    one of the best tips i've seen is to have the shelves
    slide out like a drawer. That is a neat idea.

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