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Comment by Windy Elliott on July 13, 2011 at 10:19am
ok. I ordered some more light. Should be here in a few days. I will also need to get longer chain. The lights are already hanging as low as they will go at the moment. I have a fan blowing on the plants now, so I will just move it closer.
Comment by matthew ferrell on July 13, 2011 at 9:06am

Also agree with Sylvia.  More light is way better.


Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on July 13, 2011 at 8:05am
Good suggestion, Matthew.  Windy, that looks like a 2' fixture which we don't even carry.  My recommendation would be a 4', 6 - 8 bulb T5...raised with the plants as they grow and kept as close as possible without burning them while they are young.  You could get another 2' and hang them side by side and that would sure help a lot, I bet.
Comment by matthew ferrell on July 13, 2011 at 7:58am
drop the light 2-5 inches from the plants, and puta  small fan blowing air down the length of the light to prevent the heat from causing wilting or burning.  With florecents I always try to raise the light with the plants.  The fan will also cause the plants to become stronger from the stress of swaying.
Comment by Windy Elliott on July 13, 2011 at 3:57am
Hmmm... Not sure. I thought I got the lights from you when I got the systems. What kind of lights do you recommend?
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on July 12, 2011 at 8:15pm
Windy, it also looks like your plants aren't getting enough light.  The spindley look is something known as "stretching"...they are reaching for the light.  What light fixture do you have on there?  Is that just a 2'?

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