I would just get some basic shop light fluorescents with a standard cheapy timer. Or you could get some of the correct spectrum compact fluorescents with some cheap reflector hoods. It really depends on how big of a tank you are considering.
The basement is a perfect place to grow them!
Get a 4 lamp, 48 inch shoplight. If you want more that's good, too! I hate compact fluorescents!
Lol yea, I only suggested the compact fluorescents in case he had a smaller tank. But since it is getting cold as you said, and you keep them in the basement, I would definitely go with some sweet highlanders.
http://www.mantisplace.com/mantisnursery.html its the third one down. I can replace the foam with moss and there we go. But i cant seem to find anywhere to buy a light. Any ideas? And what would it look like?
that is entirely too small for neps. You need an aquarium tank or something along those lines.
Even for a mini nep those are both way too small. The best you can hope for, is to house a mini Nep in the larger of the two for a very brief period of time, but that would not be worth it IMHO. I would just pick up a cheap used tank or something... usually you can find some pretty sweet deals if you hunt around a bit. (classifieds, garage sales, pennysaver, craigslits, etc.)
Even 10 glas are like $15 or something at walmart
I like compact flourscents but they get hot
My dad says he has no problerms buying me a 55 gallon tank,is that big enough ?