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dp1951    1

hi guys and gals

sorry i'm here asking things again

what would be the best type of light for a planted terrarium

I am now at the stage of planting and doing the lights

any help would be great

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Boxofrogs    48

LED seems the only way to go to me assuming you are not bothered about uv. Yo can get jungle dawns and aquarium leds  I’ve had reasonable success with the panel leds designed for suspended ceilings I’ve got I think 24 watt 7000k over 40x40 cubes and the growth is compact deep green red brooms etc. Next build I may make custom fitting out of led spots you get flush in ceilings. Day light or cold/cool light is the one to get not warm white 6500kelvin is optimum my 7000s work great and are around £20 in amazon if that 

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dp1951    1

I was thinking along the same lines as you

but was thinking I ask on here to see what people say

thank for your reply

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madlan    20

I went the LED route too, using LED tape (High brightness stuff, not the cheapo under kitchen cabinet stuff).

This allowed me to control the lighting and produce decent day\night cycles plus silly stuff like this:

 

 

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dp1951    1
5 hours ago, madlan said:

I went the LED route too, using LED tape (High brightness stuff, not the cheapo under kitchen cabinet stuff).

This allowed me to control the lighting and produce decent day\night cycles plus silly stuff like this:

 

 

hi would you have a link to where you got the LED from please

I was thinking about the jungle dawn lights but don't want anything to big above the top of the viv

so something along the lines of yours may work

many thanks

grate frog room btw

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Boxofrogs    48

Madlan. What lumens/kelvin and s the tape? I’ve seen the stuff but always assumed it would be useless for vivs. Nice room by the way. Fractionally nicer than mine. Just a tad 

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