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    I am having problems coloring up my Red Dragons. I have them in a 25 gallon tank with three cool white flor. bulbs over them. They are about eight inches from the lights, and I have recently added a metalic matte board to the back of the tank to reflect more light. I wish that i could put them outside, but I live in a apartment with no deck. What can I do to give them more color. Thanks......

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    You can't make em red in florescent light.(To weak)Try putting it outside in full sun. Even cloudy day sun is stronger than florescants.
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    So the only way to get the nice purplish-red color is in full sun?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Try putting them in the sunniest window you have...you may see some improvement [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I have mine (not vft reds but my other traps are red) under florescent lights for 16 hours. That seems to do the job. Buy a cheap timer in which it turns on/off the lights everyday.

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    I have them currently on a timer for I think about 15 hours. I will bump it up a hour. Also I will try moving them to a sunny window. Thanks....

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    To get them closer to the light *hehehehe* use a plastic container. Then place the vft on that it will put the vft closer. If you are worried about looks then it may not be a good idea [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] .

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    I have them currently on a timer for I think about 15 hours. I will bump it up a hour. Also I will try moving them to a sunny window. Thanks....[/QUOTE]
    If you mean moving the terrarium close to a window be very careful you don't cook the plants.Heat builds up rapidly in any glass container.Even weak east sun can send the temp >100 F in short order.


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