Is this Grow Light ok for water plants?

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    I guess time will tell! I won't point out that you spent $30 to save a $4 plant... ;)
     
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    I just use a led grow bulb on a timer that goes on after midnight until 7 am .Rates on electricity are cheaper then .The bulb was 5 dollars .
     
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    There's no such thing as a free plant.
    ;)

    I had some goldfish eggs come in with some plants I bought.
    I set up a new aquarium and the accessories to rear them...:rolleyes:
     
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    The thing is that if you save them you have plants earlier than anyone will have them in stock and you know where they came from and that they are clean .I set up a huge fish tank I got for free in front of my basement window so this year some will go in there .I really save by giving some to my garden center in trade for things that I want and they get early plants also
     
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    I get it - I was just poking a little fun at @Gemma . I've done far crazier things, believe me!

    But I will say - the water hyacinths appear in garden centers here right around the time I would be able to put them in my pond so it wouldn't be a time saver in my case.
     
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    Here you are lucky to get them at the only garden center that carries them in June .Our season starts in April and even sometimes in March .If I can catch some of the baby fish for them they will take more of them also for trade Bartering for things is fun and a treasure hunt
     
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    Go for it! Hey, I spent hundreds on the greenhouse insulation and new raised cold frames to grow lettuce, spinach and scallions during the colder months. Those are going to be some expensive salads, but sometimes the fun and the hobby are the most important thing.
     
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    But moonshadow just think no recalls on the bagged stuff that the stores have and the fuel costs to go get it .When you have the munch's you know where to get it also .Safer food is always better to eat .
     
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    LOL You had to go there didn't ya
    I have to say that here are sold by 3 count and hardly ever less than 10 or 15 dollars .I ended up having to buy mine online because no one was selling them around here, so add shipping to that, and then you add the possibility of getting fish eggs like @MitchM did, or diseases, or weird Algae...

    Not everything I do is to save money, I'm pretty sure I do most cause it makes me feel independent
    Just wish me luck!:)
     
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    poke away, fun is good! smthumbup.gif
     
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    I won't mention my led grow lights.....................
     
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    I'm hoping my parrot's feather stays rooted in the jars I've got it in, over the winter. I worry about "stuff" on plants I purchase, and this saves me from having to QT them.
     
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    why not?
     
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    have you posted this up yet? I'm thinking to add a greenhouse next year and considered making it partially winterized for some crops as well, thanks in advance
     
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    The one on youtube that texas prepper does out of cattle panels is easy to make
     
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    @qclabrat Yes, it is posted across 4 pages in @Gemma's thread: Do you have a greenhouse? at https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/do-you-have-a-greenhouse.22332/

    The most important consideration for a winter greenhouse if you live in a cold climate...and I see you are Zone 6a...is to insulate the ground in the greenhouse. Insulating the walls, etc. is relatively easy, but if you don't insulate the floor, you'll lose a ton of heat through the floor. There are many ways to insulate the floor...even use it as a heat sink. I am partial to the two methods here...especially the "Swedish Skirt" method if you can't dig a regular foundation because of the ground placement or to save $$ https://www.ceresgs.com/solar-greenhouse-basics-insulating-your-foundation/
     
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    We have built greenhouses in the past from cattle panels using metal fence posts on the sides to hold the cattle panels in the proper curve. Presently, in a cold climate, we dug into the ground 42" to take advantage of the relatively warm year round temperature of the earth. I do supplement the light with cheap LED grow bulbs.
     
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    I just use regular leds bought from habitat 101_2094.JPG 101_2093.JPG for humanity
     
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