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    I also get a decent amount of direct sunlight because the terra is in a windowsill.
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    Two things.
    One, it's actually a 60 watt.
    Two, I now have two of then on the terra.
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    I've never seen a compact fluorescent bulb rated at 60 watts. I've seen 50 watt models, and 65 watt models, but not 60. Are you sure that it's not, "60 watt equivalent?" Often those bulbs are packaged and labeled with the wattage for an incandescent bulb of comparable brightness; the actual wattage is sometimes noted in a much less prominent location, because they want to consumer to know that even though it consumes less power than traditional bulbs, it's just as bright.
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    I have seen a sixty watt CF. It's..... large lol. We have one in our Linen closet still packaged. Don't know what it's doing there....

    They even make over 100 watt CF's. THOSE are big.

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    Large twisty CFLs? I've got em!

    Here's my 125W prebuilt Hydrofarm fixture that I will use over my 37 gallon vivarium, the reflector exactly fits the lid dimensions minus my air gap


    Here's the 125 Hydrofarm retro I was going to use but the socket extended beyond the end of my vivarium but fear not it won't go to waste!


    here are other good reasons to have a terrarium besides maintaining humidity for the plants. (1) If you have allergies to pollen or want to keep the humidity contained, it can be a good idea. Many allergy sufferers do better when the humidity is lower but still want plants around. (2) If you want to keep your plants separate from pets. I have a pet rabbit, and many of the plants I grow are toxic to bunnies. A terrarium keeps both plants and pets safe.
    Say, I have been suffering from a sinus infection and puffy eyes pretty much ever since I started collecting succulents... They're not enclosed in a terrarium since they'll rot if they are but I have a huge shelf full of plants that are blooming year round (depending on species origin). Maybe that's my problem!

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    Quote: I've never seen a compact fluorescent bulb rated at 60 watts. I've seen 50 watt models, and 65 watt models, but not 60. Are you sure that it's not, "60 watt equivalent?" Often those bulbs are packaged and labeled with the wattage for an incandescent bulb of comparable brightness; the actual wattage is sometimes noted in a much less prominent location, because they want to consumer to know that even though it consumes less power than traditional bulbs, it's just as bright.
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    It's a compact florescent, it uses 13 watts but replaces a 60 watt; and is 860 Lumens. I now have a second one, just the same, except it has only 800 lumens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chomp View Post
    It's a compact florescent, it uses 13 watts but replaces a 60 watt; and is 860 Lumens. I now have a second one, just the same, except it has only 800 lumens.
    Those might be a little underpowered. Do you have a Home Depot or Lowe's or another big hardware store you can go shopping at? You can often find 23 or 35 watt CFLs there - sometimes larger. Those would give you a lot more light, for obvious reasons. The 13 watt bulbs will suffice for the time being, but I'm not sure they'll be able to keep your plants happy in the long-term.
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    hey swords!!
    I was just lookin at some products like your hydro farm. would you recommend? I'v got two metal dish lamps right now with just some daylight cfls in them. i was thinkin of upgrading to somthing like that to just hang over my little collection.

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