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Re: Leggy Plants
> We may have a winner in the leggy plants contest.
> Anthony Law wondered if maybe the lights were too
> old. It has been sunny here in the Portland, OR
> area for the past few days, and I have had the
> curtains open and the sun pouring in on the tank.
> There is a visible difference in the length of the
> internodes on the new growth - much tighter. It's
> also interesting to see that the ambulia is much
> wider when grown in more light.
Rachel I hope your plants are doing better now. My
email on the PC lights was more meant to be a question
rather than advice. If I got it then it was a fluke.
I am a plant newbie but I'm sure I came across a few
online articles (probably outdated) that actually
*recommended* replacing regular tubes every 6 mths &
PCs every 12. That's why I thought it odd when nobody
suggested your lights may be the culprit. Thanks to
everyone who corrected me. My 2x55 are reaching 9mths
& I *was* thinking about ordering new ones...but not
One thing you didn't mention was whether your plants
have always been leggy, or if they gradually got so
over time. I guess another thing we all assumed was,
your AH supplied PCs had the right spectrum for FW
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