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Lowes sells one called a sunstick that is about $6 each that is 6200k or 6500k and full spectrum. If your looking for a 4ft light. If not them look into the reti-glow 2.0 or 5.0 bulbs. GE also makes a 5000k light that will work well, you might be able to find them at walmart or other local store.

There also a ton of good into on lighting here:
http://www.doylesdartden.com/lighting.htm
 

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I thought about it, but they just get too hot. Most of the fixtures come vented with fans, so you can push the hot air outside...

Chris Pyle said:
so, has anyone used MH or HPS lights to get there tanks grown in very well before introducing frogs to the set-up? It sounds like a good idea, and you will pay a little bit more, but seems the tanks would be happily grown in and it wouldn't have that, just finished look, but more natural.

I don't know which would be better MH or HPS, probably MH since we aren't going for flowering plants, but more continual compact growth. Just wondering?

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Lets put it this way, if you put them in a room and closed the door the whole room will get up around 80-90... They get very very hot.

Lights like this:
http://www.gardenindoors.com/gilight.html

Chris Pyle said:
I know they get hot, ballast and bulb, but what about hanging them up outside of the tank about a foot or two above your tanks, if you have glass ceilings and you have a fan directly blowing on the bulb, it seems like it would be cool enough to use, even for just a couple weeks-a month.
Of course I am not talking about a 400 watt bulb, but maybe a 70-150 would do the trick? I think I might try it just to see how the tanks respond.
 
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