Is there a rule of thumb for lighting for plants in terrariums like there is for reef tanks. X amount of light per gallon size of tank.
The broms are pretty straightfoward. They just need bright light. For a ten gallon aquarium I usually use 1-2 compact fluorescents... this usually puts out between 1200- 3000 lumens depending on what bulb(s) you choose. I have had broms flower in this type of lighting. Although, the placement of the brom will really dictate how much light they get. As you may have noticed there is no real standard. In the system I described above you could grow most philo's, peperomia's, syngonium's, and rex begonia's. Again, placement is key as is moisture. I usually choose my lighting first and then choose plants to suit it, but the opposite can work I guess.Jared J said:Well, just standard tropicals and broms, etc.
Nice frog btw.
There is no rule of thumb for light in reefkeeping, at least not for anyone who knows what they're doing. You can have all sorts of "watts per gallon," but if you don't have the proper intensity of light or PAR for corals to achieve photosaturation...then you're crap out of luck.Is there a rule of thumb for lighting for plants in terrariums like there is for reef tanks. X amount of light per gallon size of tank.