After all the posts and threads I've read about lighting... I went out on a mission to improve the lighting in my terrarium, only to realize how complicated of an issue this is.
I stopped over at Home Depot only to realize that my current 15 watt fluorescent is brighter than most of the 20 and 30 watts available for lengths 18" to 25". *I tried to compare by lumens but my current 15 watt is 800 lumens (regular fish tank fluorescent) vs. 450 lumens (plant fluorescent by Phillips). *If I decide to buy a new ballast with larger/longer bulbs, there are 20 watt bulbs but they're still pretty dim (600 lumens for the plant fluorescent by Phillips) compared to my 15 watt. *Even the regular 20 watt is not up to par. *Maybe I should just get another 15 watt/800 lumens if I need more light?
The only 30 watt I could find that would fit my terrarium was the Gro&Sho Bright Stik by GE which I also find dimmer than my 15 watt.
Man is my head spinning.... *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]