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    I use two 4 foot fluorescent tubes, lined with mylar on the inside of the hood. I'm thinking about the feasibility of adding more lighting.

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    What kind of fixture do you use for the tubes? It looks like an aquarium hood...

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    Nope, its a "Lights of America" hood. Comes with a stardard 3 prong AC plug. No wiring needed on these hoods! I get them at Lowes for around $10-$15

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    And to think I've been straying away from flourescent tubes this whole time because I didn't want to deal with wiring!

    So they sell them in black? Also, does it just rest nicely on your tank or do you have it attached some other way?

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    They come in gray and white. It just rests on the framework of the tank. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Ok thanks. Right now I use mostly compact flourescents. Do you think I should ditch my compacts for some tubes and one of those Lights of America hoods?

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    I'm not sure LLeopardGGecko. Depends how much lumen, CRI, watts, etc you are getting from your compact fluorescent tubes already. Then you also have the issue with how much light is actually being reflected into the terrarium, and your terrarium dimensions, etc. You'll just have to experiement.

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    Nice setup! I to am working through the moisture /fresh air balance on a newly set up covered plant stand.
    What size tank do you have - It looks like it is at least 21" deep for those plant trays?
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