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  1. Parts & Construction
    I am new to the hobby and purchased a 36x18x18 Exo Terra today. I have been reading up on lighting but am still a bit confused on what would be best to purchase. Does the light bar need to be the exact width of the tank? One option I am looking at is the Koval branded light on Amazon - it is 36...
  2. Parts & Construction
    Hello, has anyone ever used the NICREW SkyLED Plus light? If so, how was it? I'm looking for a decent light to color up neos, that isn't too expensive. Any responses would be appreciated, thanks!
  3. Parts & Construction
    I have been getting a lot of mixed info on all of the lighting stuff, but the main goal is to get some nice color on some small neorgelia species. The color doesn’t have to be a ton, only enought to get some basic reds and purples. Here is a light that I was looking at, it would be in a fixture...
  4. Parts & Construction
    Hello, I currently have a 5000k light and plan on getting bromeliads. I want a good light to get nice colors, so I planned on upgrading to a 6500k LED bulb. As of right now the 5000k looks a good white color, so Im wondering if 6500k would look too blue. everyone says that neorgelias need 6500k...
  5. Parts & Construction
    Hi All, This is my first post as I am new to your community. I have read tons of posts and spent hours going down the internet rabbit hole that is vivarium lighting. I am currently working on a new pallarium build in an old 29 gallon high tank (24 "x 12" x 16") I had lying around the garage...
  6. Parts & Construction
    Hello all, I wanted to share my lighting that I use on my tanks for inspiration for others that would like to do the same thing. I'm a techy person and like to implement tech into my aquariums, vivariums, etc... Anyway, one big part of mimicking a biome is the lighting such as the weather, moon...
  7. Parts & Construction
    Hi I’m setting up an exo terra 36inch tall vivarium and trying to find good lighting that won’t break the bank I’m also from Australia so some options that I have heard some good results with don’t ship to Australia like the 20 watt tincman light NEW Tincman Herps 22″ LED (Mixed Spectrum Elite...
  8. Plants
    Hello there! I'm fairly new to this hobby, having found this forum a bit after setting up my vivarium. It's been planted now for right at two months, and I'm having some issues with a couple of the plants in it. I have a 10 gallon horizontal aquarium setup that I got a plant pack for from...
  9. 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+...
  10. Parts & Construction
    I'm looking for an LED light to put on a 24" cubed tank. I've boiled it down to a spectral design LED system and the Fluval Plant 3.0 system. Both have a mix of R/B and white LEDs. I like the control feature of the Fluval as it allows you to customize the blend of light spectrum to the viewers...
  11. 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...
  12. New Members Introductions
    I started getting into vivariums through my love for plants... The first thing I realized is that my normal plant lights were not strong enough to reach the bottom of my tank 24" H. After HOURS of research, I decided on a Beamswork 6500. I initially tried a Monios T8 LED strip:o. What type of...
  13. Plants
    So basically i'm looking for a good lighting option for my future 18 by 18 by 36 viv. I've heard good things about the Aqua Illumination Fresh Water, has anyone worked with it?
  14. Beginner Discussion
    I'm thinking about getting one of these led flood lights for my new 20G High vertical tank, but which of the three options from 15W, 30W, or 60W would be best for my size of tank?
  15. Beginner Discussion
    I'm trying to figure out the lighting aspect of my vivarium build and I checked out the Lighting 101 thread and some of the links it contained, but I'm still looking for some guidance. Color temperature seems to be one of the biggest considerations, so I know to look at that when I'm checking...
  16. Beginner Discussion
    - Color Temperature: 6500K white. - Lumens: 800-950. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074TG8RWW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A8FGR3FG9BNGF&psc=1 I'm using an exo terra 18x18x24 I'll be putting bromeliads in there. Is it bright enough for them to grow?
  17. Parts & Construction
    I have a 13W LED bulb from Josh's Frogs in an Exo Terra hood on my 12x12x18. The lighting is covering the back well but the front needs a bit more light. I was thinking of another LED bulb but I feel like it would be too much. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  18. New Members Introductions
    Hi I'm thinking LED My florescent fixture died on me & my backup also seems to be dead :( Anyone with pros & cons on what you like better??? Thank you I'm off today in search of lights for my 29g terrarium I recently finished with my Azureus also if I didn't do this right please let me know
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    Hi all, I've set up a couple grow-out tubs under LED lighting but my timer's on the fritz. I was wondering if anyone has tried round-the-clock lighting for cuttings - if they root / grow substantially faster and if there is any detriment to this aside from lack of flowers which I am not...
  20. Plants
    Hello, I have a tank. With plants only. It was good looking tank until I got a dog. :) Than I totally lost focus on my plants and you can see the result on pictures here (onedrive) https://1drv.ms/f/s!AuSw5F0Mb2E6iyCmV7hmqid0Llke ... Should I cut/remove dead parts of the leaves? I guess that...
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