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    hey Singaporeans!
    i just bought a mini greenhouse from ikea ...the lenght is 50cm and the height is 25cm,what light and how many lights should i use,anyone know where to buy them?thx!
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    I use three 2-foot florescent lights for my terrarium (fish tank on its side).

    1 aquarium light (pink colour light)
    1 aquarium light (white colour)
    1 ordinary light (daylight) - this is the best, plants directly under it grow better

    I have the other ikea terrarium and used to place lights standing vertical at the back. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    thanks for the information,
    why cant it be just daylight florescent lights?also what do you suggest for the ikea greenhouse thing,how many lights?
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    is one florescent light(daylight) enough for the ikea one?which brand should i get?
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    Actually, "daylight" is fine. I was just trying the different lights out. You may want to consider at least 2 lights. Remember that it's difficult to replicate the sun's effect on the plants...

    No brand in particular but I'm using Phillips.



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    ok thx alot, where did you buy those 2 foot lights?
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    Perhaps you could consider buying light tubes that are balanced to enhance plant growth in the aquarium. There is a good aquarium shop opposite the Thomson Medical Centre that deals mainly with aquatic plants. They have very good and powerful light units there. I think the shop is called 'Nature Aquarium'. Most of their fish tanks on display can be more accurately be called aquascapes, because it is the aqautic plants that take centre-stage in the tanks, similar to the Amano tank aquascaping concept. Amano san is a professional photographer and a pioneer in aquascaping.

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    thx,right now i have those double tube florescent lights("daylight")....they are 565 lumens and 60 watts,, the bulbs are about 4 inches long(not inculding the base)are those ok?i have two of those right now, is that enough for a 50x20x24cm greenhouse?thx
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