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    I thought my bical would be giant, going from 4 to 12 inches in 3 months. Its about 5 inches currently. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I got it 4 in. in October.

    yours might grow fast like swords's or it might grow like mine.

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    The lights Tony suggested are great! (they are also sold on Ebay relabeled as "500 watt Hydroponic Fluorex Lighting" and sell for $100+) I've been using them for a long time but aparently only my Wal Mart carried them in the portable shoplight form with power cord and switch preinstalled some years back so I lucked out. But if you can twist some wires together to add a power cord to the unit these are the best cheapest get-them-at-the-store lighting option for a tall terrarium.

    However, marinedepot.com also sells great deals on metal halides you can get a 400W metal halide remote ballast system for $125 (bulb extra depending upon kelvin color you want usually 5000-6500K ). The total for a Do It Yourself MH setup will basically end up being the same price as a bunch of the power compact units. However, you will have slightly more work ahead of you setting up the Metal Halide wiring.

    I've been using a sheet of 1/4" acrylic plexiglass on both my highland and lowland/intermediate chambers for the top and had no problems with warping or discoloration under power compacts or metal halide.

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    I must emphasize the Reagent light, it is awesome for the price ($50 for fixture and $7 for the bulb(1st bulb comes with) This light has very low heat output and the ratings Tony mentioned, also I have heard many bad things about Flourex quality. I use this light on Plexi-glass (acrylic) and warping is not a problem, however it has only been 4mo's or so.

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    I have a question for those using Fluorex. There is nowhere to attach a ground, something that disturbs me rather deeply considering the damp conditions this light is surrounded by. How have you grounded your lamps? Along those same lines, does anyone know of a power-strip style ground fault interrupt? I looked at HD on Monday, but all they have are modules for a circuit breaker box.

    I'll add one more cool thing about the Fluorex: If you're using PVC pipe to make a chamber, you can splice in a 1/2" threaded T and the Fluorex will screw directly onto it. Pretty slick.
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