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  1. Beginner Discussion
    Making my second viv and need to figure out the lighting. For my first viv (exo terra 12x12x18) I just went with compact top and a jungle dawn led - pretty straightforward. With a 20 gallon tall there's more to look into. Anyone have any budget LED options? Everything I see posted here is $100+...
  2. Parts & Construction
    Has anyone used the Fluval Plant Spectrum 3.0 LED for their viv's. I'm building a 24" x 24" x 24" cube and am very attracted to the bluetooth feature and capabilities that it has (i.e. the gradual change from day/night, ability to control the color spectrum [R/B specific]). I was also looking at...
  3. Parts & Construction
    I have discussed this before with Dendro Dave in messages. He has recommended Ecoxotic E series. I am looking for LED light for my Exoterra setup that can penetrate over 24inches into my tank for plants. I am wanting a light that has adjustable spectrum and can "ramp up" making the lighting...
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    The more I study this, the less I seem to understand. First, the good news: I've finally got the python scripting working properly for the lat/long network time based sunrise/sunset triggers of <<your south american location of choice>>. I've allowed for a time-shifting function to your local...
  5. Beginner Discussion
    This is my debut message at Dendroboard - Hello everyone. After 20 years of aquariums, the time has come to leap into the frogs world. For the past weeks I have been reading here for hours and hours, and learned a lot - this forum is a real gem. A brief description of what I have in mind...
  6. Parts & Construction
    Hello all, I am new to the forum as a member but have been reading for a while. I am about to start a 36" x 18" x 24" Exo Terra vivarium build and I have a few questions. I have searched the forum but have mixed answers, so here goes. 1) Waterfall, drip wall, pond or none? Why? 2) Great stuff...
  7. Parts & Construction
    I just got new Grow and Glows from Todd at Lightyourreptiles.com! As you can see in the picture, they are awesome! Todd was an amazing seller to deal with and he bent over backwards to appease me with everything. I will be going back to Todd for all of my lighting needs. I would recommend him to...
  8. Parts & Construction
    So I am finishing up my vivarium and am now getting ready to plant and have proper lighting. Will 2 of the 15W 14" Grow and Glow bulbs be enough for my 40 gallon breeder?!?!? Thanks to all who look and or respond!
  9. Parts & Construction
    Firt of all I want to thank you for reply. I plan to build my firs viv with the dimensions 20"x20"x32" tall, 53 gallon and for this viv I like to build dimmable led system and use Cree Leds or some other good leds. Could you please give me advice what kind of leds, what mix of leds, an how many...
  10. Parts & Construction
    I've had a long dream of turning an old glass-door cabinet into a vivarium. It's very thin and tall (Width: 16 3/4" Depth: 14 3/8" Height: 64 1/8"). Picture of a cabinet can been seen at Ikeas site: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/products/detolf-glass-door-cabinet__20306_PE079916_S4.jpg The...
  11. Parts & Construction
    I used a homedepot $10 T8, Had this a couple of years and use it to start my peppers & tomatoes, and it works pretty good for this. Im going to add 12 leds to this in a config to light an 18x18 exo and 2 15g verts, on my rack. Supplies 48" T8 homedepot 7 XPG 6.5k leds Cutter...
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