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sorry for asking this redundant question, i just couldnt find anything that clearly answered my question. So im super new and im planning out a vivarium either a 29 or a 20 high tank. my question is what lighting set up to use?.....im liking CFLs (6500K) bc of the cost . So lets say i used them in a compact hood and set them on top of the tank. Would this be too hot for the plants? (i plan on using maybe 3 small growing bromiliads a few low growing plants and maybe moss)

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ok thanks yall and if i was to use the cfls would dual cfls in a hood setup be enough? how about the wattage would that matter any too lets say something like 13watts
 

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ok thanks mordoria. I figure 3 13w cfls in a 20h tank or maybe 2 24w cfls in a 29 would work then. and im looking into those t5 lights on ebay, you said they work good for you?
 

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Thanks guys. looks like im probably going with cfls. so basically i just have to monitor the heat in the tank and like someone mentioned just raise up the lights off the glass some. im mainly concern with my future plants i dont want to burn them. Lol im nowhere near ready for any type of dart frogs yets
 
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