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    Would you recomend one of these for my 10 gal cp terrarium?

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    I don't think your going to get enough light intensity with that.

    I would get a clear cover for the terrarium and put a high wattage compact fluorescent bulb in one of those clip on reflecter/bulb socket units over it.

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    thanks, I have been looking for shoplight type fixtures for my 10 gal, and I am not haveing much luck. I have looked at two walmarts and one lowes, and would like to get by homedepot soon. Where did you get yours?
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    Like a 2 tube shoplight fixture?

    Won't be easy to find such a unit for your 10g tank. 2' long fixtures are not as common. That's why I suggested one of the spiral compact fluorescent bulbs in one of them clip on reflector gizmos.

    If you have room you would be a whole lot better off getting another 10g tank and putting them end to end and hanging a 4' fixture over them. The 4' fixtures and bulbs are cheaper than the 2' units.
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    I would LOVE to be able to do that and I think I have the space to do it. What kind of 4' fixture do you have(I'm assuming you have one as you know so much about it)? Could you possibly post a pic of yours?

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    Just a plain old 4' 2 tube shoplight fixture from Lowes, the cheaper the better! They have been carrying stainless steel ones which is nice.. has a nice little reflector.

    It will require some wiring in order to plug it into a standard outlet. If you talk to the folks in the electrical department and explain you want to wire in a cord to plug it into an outlet they can get you all the pieces you need.

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    Thanks, I think my dad could show me that if not, yea I could talk to the people in the ecelctical department.
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    For a 10G, I would reccomend a Fluorex CF outdoor light from Home Depot or Lowes.

    $35 and is 65 watts 6k spectrum. Here is my setup that I am changing tonight cause I got a new tank and stand. I'll post more pics later of my setup. Here's what it was like before...you can see I sit the light on top of a custom paneling I made with a fan. I have a fogger inside and I get 10F lower temps and really high humidity.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lesliex317537/10G(Medium).JPG[/img]
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lesliex317537/10G%20On(Medium).JPG[/img]

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