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    Perhaps a N. northiana or N. ampullaria? Both live under forest canopies and are lowland and lowlight plants. I've got mine living with some orchids under my 75 Gallon terrarium inside the cabinet/stand in a 10 G (soon to be a 20-25G) with two 20 Watt bulbs w reflector.

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    ok, thanks a 20 gallon long would be about 4 ft i think, so i would have to get a 4 ft flouresence light fixture? what about the light? just a regular white flouresence light bulbs?

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    o yea one more thing. how does pexi-glass hold up to high humidity? bc i am going to use that as the lid.

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    Regular cool white flurescents and perhaps substitute one light bulb socket with a growlight florescence. It helps. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Also yes plexiglass is a very good lid.

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    Would one desert strength reptile bulb work as well as two terrarium ones? it has twice the UV/b UV/a output... Pyro or Cephalotus88? I know ya'll are herpers, too...
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    Desert strength? Youch! Sounds like a Nep cooker to me! If it is incandescent it generally will be unsuitable.

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    Plants don't need uv a,b so I would not recommend the reptile bulb. The measure of how much light a bulb puts out is in Lumens. A single bulb will not put out more light than 2 of the same size and wattage. The spectrums may be different and one may put out twice the amount of the other in a specific wave length but the Total lumen output will not be much different. This is the important factor when trying to calculate if the plants have enough light.
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    Yes, I know. But it's not a nep cooker, because it's a flouescent. I use it for my gecko, becase of the generally low heat it emits, so as not to interfere with her 102*F heat emitter [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I think it should, give me the specifications required, and I'll look at the company's in reptile magazine... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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