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    Two flies one pitcher. Minus the crap eating. obregon562's Avatar
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    Exo Terra lights: 1 or 2?

    Hi all!

    I just got a new Exo Terra light fixture, and two lights, for my lowland terrarium.

    My terrarium has: N. bicalcarata, N. mirabilis anamensis, D. adelae, U. livida, and something else i cant remember.

    So, my question: how many lights should i use?

    at first i thought two...then one because the plants are shade loving...then two because it looked better...then one because it wouldn't cost as much to run...etc...

    Any answers are greatly appriciated!

    Thank you!
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    As many as possible. I believe shade loving is implied more as "little direct sunlight" instead of dark and less light. More light is better.

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    cool.

    thank you!
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    are they fluorescent bulbs? of the incandescent ones? dont use incandescent bulbs.... too hot and it dosent have the right wavelength for plants
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    Good point, Alex. I just assumed they were fluorescents.

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    they are these: http://www.***********.com/Merchant2...tore_Code=BJTS

    i bought two of these exact same bulbs at my local PetsMart, so i assume they are flourescent.

    I've never used name brand (exo terra, etc...) lights before, so thanks for answering my basic questions!
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    Those would be perfect lights. Our line of plants (CP's) love full spectrum flouroscents.

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    great! for once i didn't screw up!

    thank you all!
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