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Will this lighting work for my orchids??

This is a discussion on Will this lighting work for my orchids?? within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello I was wondering if this light was be ok for my orchids. I have ...

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    Default Will this lighting work for my orchids??

    Hello
    I was wondering if this light was be ok for my orchids.
    I have catts.. onc.& a den...
    250 watt metal halide 4,000k bulb . Both are standard bulbs and have the same specs and color. The ballast is incapulated in a rubber cement which keeps it extremely quiet and cool.
    How far away should I keep the light from my first row. There are 3 shelfs.
    Thank you so much

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    I would say about 4 feet...what type of bulb are you using? Some 250 watt MH bulbs are better corrected for plant growth than others. you can pm me for specific brands

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    Thanks, Ron!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Joan. Know this is not the post to answer your mail, but I couldnt figure out how to send to you as your CP doesnt have a send to you button and I am computer challenged. And your PM is off.. Wanted to reply to your message. Have been in East Texas for 16 years. Live in Troup, between Tyler and Jacksonville.

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