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    what size fixtures are there for flourescents? do they make double light 18" long flourescent fixtures?
    thanks

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    Hi Joe

    Yes, flourescent fixtures and be purchased in 18, 24, 36, and 48" sizes. Make sure the tube wattage is the same as the fixture's wattage.

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    lights

    If you are looking for lights for a ten gallon then check this link. I bought a 72 watt power compact for my 10 gallon tank for about a hundred dollars. little pricey but real nice looking.

    joe
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    Thanks for the link joe they look really neat but very high cost.

    Do you have any prob with heat ? or did you get a fan . I have one of them cheap 40 watt CF you can buy at home depot for 11 bucks and it really gives off lots of heat at the base part.



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    I bought those twin tube 4' flourescent fixtures from Home Depot for $7.50 per fixture (really cheap!!&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], and they do give off a little more heat than the more expensive kind. I have a fan blowing over/under (I guess I could say "around," then, couldn't I?) them. Seems to do the trick. Also a good way to encourage a little air movement within my tank....
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    I use a 2' quad tube over my terrarium and also have a fan running to keep it cool. I too find the air circulation a benefit but my only problem is that the fan (really old one) vibrates and causes a couple of my vft's to "do the boogie". [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] They don't seem to be affected by the vibrations and are growing well. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I have 4 10 gallon terrariums. Here is what I am using for lighting. It includes 3 2-bulb 48" light fixtures suspended from a pvs pipe support.

    Nick

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    that is really nice looking i must say i wish i had the room and the money oh well i bought a cheep florecent from home hardware i used to use it for a desk light it works great i have an open stile growing spot for it thogh and my room is pretty cold right now because of winter and the wind i think mine sits around 70 usualy however the sun hit it today and it went up to almost 80 and i think it might go down past 60 at night when i shut off the light
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