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    light fixture for this setup

    Hey guys, you may have seen my post earlier asking if anyone was interested in donating plants for a nature education and conservation center. I'm happy to say that I did receive a few responses and so far one person was generous enough to send a handful of Drosera plans for each of the kids take home.
    Initially the idea was to set up a small shelf with a tray of assorted plants for the kids to interact with. Now my supervisor has shown interest in making a small terrarium instead as it would blend in with the themed rainforest more than a metal rack. I'm putting together a few ideas so we can work out a budget and I hoping you all could recommend a lighting setup.

    I'm looking at the Exoterra 24 long x 18 deep x 12/18 tall (front/back) turtle tank in order to make something similar to this (although not nearly as elaborate Im sure)



    Could you please recommend a light fixture for this setup? Both something budget minded and something mid level if possible.

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    If I was putting this together I would use the same DIY kit I used for this http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...phs?highlight=

    I'm also using that kit here http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...it!?highlight=

    and on the bottom shelf of this rack http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ut!?highlight=

    Please keep in mind not all LEDs are created equal and the ones you can get at your local chain pet store will likely not be anywhere near as bright.

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    That really interesting, If it were my own setup and I had the time I would probably go with a kit like that. This however needs to be something a little more business friendly.

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