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    ok well i've been looking around for a light fixture for a while that can hold at least two 18" fluorecent tubes, but I can't find any. I checked home deopt and fred meyers. I looked into making my own but it looks like the stuff gets really hot and i don't want to set my room on fire. what should I do??

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    When in doubt, use compacts. Go to petsmart and look in the reptile section. Chances are, they'll have a double light fixture for incandesent lights, but compacts will work in any fixture incandesents do.

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    Compacts are good. If you don't have a Petsmart nearby, you can get the compact bulbs and fixtures at a Home Depot or Lowes.

    Alternately, you could buy two 2' long fluorescent fixtures (each holding 2 20W bulbs). Your tank is 20" long, so there would be a little overhang, but all of the light would be going into the tank since the fixtures are a bit longer than the bulbs. You can also buy these at HD/Lowes.

    All said, you should have at least 60-80W of fluorescent lighting over the tank.
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    small update: moved stuff around, added D. scorpiodes, and made a tray for cuttings. going to get new lights soon too. I know cook's carnivorous plants is in Eugene OR so thats about an hour and a half away so I was thinking of going for a visit, anyone ever been there? Ahh and I really want some U. Gibba or another type of aquatic U. anyone have some?






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    Great looking classic terrarium elandolf! I love that tree stump for the Nepenthes. Very cool looking [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    Im amazed i stole u idea of the pond!, im goint o have one of those!!!!, but urtics dont got frozed?, well anyway is a cool terrarium, i hope mine look so cool, it relax i mean is so natural, congrats!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    big update, still lots to do but its getting there!


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    Cool, the flowering droseras are great!, please tell me wich light u use?

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