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    I looked over the lighting post at the top of this board, but it didn't help much. It was directed mostly at those with full size terrariums. I have 2 plants (will be 3) in the little 3 gallon fishbowl terrarium they sell on this site and I was looking to supliment the 1 or so hours of daylight my plants will get.

    Can I just buy something like this and drop an envirolight in it or something? Or do all these special growing bulbs use a special kind of light socket. It's a little terrarium and I have very little desk space and I was hoping not to have to spend much. As you can probably tell, I'm pretty clueless on this whole lighting thing. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Anyway, any help (and links) would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Nicholas,
    You can use a reflector lamp attachment and a compact flourescent bulb. I'll post a pic of my setup when I get a chance.
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    Ok, here's the pic. I think the diameter of the reflector is 8". You can find smaller ones, around 4". That should work.

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