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    could i use just regular 100watt screw in light bulbs?

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    Yes, they are good for heating a terrarium! - As a light source they are horrible bad.

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    You need the grow lightbulbs which are blue in colour, but give out a bright white light. They are only really good for preventing things from going dormant by supplementing the sunlight on say a windowsill though.
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    Yup, florescent or florescent grow bulbs are best (the florescent grow bulbs fit regular screw in fixtures, at home depot may have them, I bought mine from "brite lite")! I've actually got some slack for the lighting I'm using, but it's working famously! I just picked up some florescent grow bulbs from a lighting store. one 90 watt, and two 40 watt. They do let off a little heat, but they only keep the terrarium temp 5 degrees warmer than the rest of my home and the plants have been in close proximity to the lights for long periods without getting burnt.
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    I just found a halogen flood light 90watt bulb. if i put it about a foot away will that be too much light? and boy does it give off heat!

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    Sorry halogen lights are not suitable for growing plants. The light spectrum is not correct. And as you have pointed out, they give off alot of light. I suggest you turn it off before you have crispy plants.
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    ok im not using halogen. my terrarium is now on the windowsill and does not get very much DIRECT light but does get some. would a 15 watt flourescent light help the lighting[/B]
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