Re: Exo Terra(s) progress report & lighting query
I'll try to get a pic of the whole setup in the next day or two. Basically they're situated over the front right corner and rear left corner where they penetrate the furthest. Tank is 24" wide x 18" deep x 36" tall. On the advice of NEHerp's lighting articles, I chose the LED spots, which do indeed to light up the tank nicely all the way down to the bottom. Trouble is, though, that since I don't have a way to mount them higher above the tank (and therefore distribute the light a bit better), they're too bright (I think) over the highest cork areas when positioned above them and too dim over the highest cork areas when positioned in the corners, which is where they do the most good lower-down. So I'm thinking a small, less-powerful LED unit for the higher elevations would be useful and sufficient. If it's a linear unit, I think anything in the 12-18" long range is plenty large enough.