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    Growlights for a 10-gallon terrarium?

    Greetings. I purchased a 10-gallon terrarium to have a Cephalotus, Drosera prolifera, and a Pinguicula 'Pirouette'. The terrarium is 12 inches long and 6 inches wide.

    What would be the best option for growlights for this? I'm having difficulty finding bulbs for this
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    100 watt equivalent daylight color LED in a round reflector might work. What are all 3 dimensions?
    I have 2 10 gallon tanks side by side. Each is 20 x 10 x 12 tall. They sit on my living room floor.
    I have two 2 tube T8-32 four feet long, fluorescent shoplights on top of the tanks.
    But I have a very understanding wife.

    Good growing,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowtski View Post
    100 watt equivalent daylight color LED in a round reflector might work. What are all 3 dimensions?
    I have 2 10 gallon tanks side by side. Each is 20 x 10 x 12 tall. They sit on my living room floor.
    I have two 2 tube T8-32 four feet long, fluorescent shoplights on top of the tanks.
    But I have a very understanding wife.

    Good growing,
    Mike

    Tank is 12 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 8 inches tall
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    12 x 6 x 8 is 2 1/2 gallons. A single 100 watt equivalent LED lamp in a round metal reflector should give you happy plants. Here is an example.

    Philips 100W Equivalent Daylight A19 LED Light Bulb-455717 - The Home Depot

    150-Watt Incandescent Clamp Light-HD-300PDQ - The Home Depot

    Not pretty but effective, I believe.

    Good growing,
    Mike

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    If you are looking for a nice fixture that will stay cool, look nice in a office setup on that tank, I would recommend looking at freshwater LED fixtures from Current USA and finnex. I use them myself and have found that they were the best light sources for all kinds of plants .. VFTs, cephs, nepenthes, utrics, sphagnum etc. They might cost a bit more than the regular LEDs, but IMO if you are seeking for a clean setup, they are totally worth it.

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