Im not sure if its the exact same as mine, but i used something similiar on a softy coral tank and it made a ton of heat. Be careful with it around darts. You can however get a nice tan under them.
Do you run 4 T5s like the link shows, or do you just run two? I get very nice results running just two T5s as a four foot fixture, covering 4 vivs.I've bought those lights listed on EBay for my freshwater aquariums. They are usually one of a couple of different generic brands available, although they don't give you the brand names. I find them to be a very good and reliable substitute for the the much more expensive brands sold at pet stores. I haven't used them with frogs, but as far as quality is concerned you'll be pleased.
You've shown an ad for the compact fluorescent (CF) reef bulbs, but I would recommend that you purchase the freshwater T5 HO bulbs. The freshwater bulbs are 6500K (daylight) rather than a combination of 10,000K and actinic bulbs. The T5 HO bulbs also put out a lot less heat than CF, but provide a nice bright light for less watts used. I've recently replaced my old CF fixture with the T5 HO and I'm pleased with it.
Here's a link for the light I bought from the seller it bought it from.
48" 216W T5 4x54 6500K Fluorescent Aquarium Light LED Lamp Hood Freshwater Plant | eBay
Doug, I use these fixtures to light a planted, 90 gallon, freshwater aquarium so I use the one with 4 bulbs. It might be too much light for a viv. I use much less light in my vivs, but I don't tend to get high color in my broms. I'm not sure what size viv Kate is using. I'm sure someone will give her advice on lighting needs for the plants she's using and the size viv she has if she posts this information. I was just giving a nod to the quality of the fixtures themselves.Do you run 4 T5s like the link shows, or do you just run two? I get very nice results running just two T5s as a four foot fixture, covering 4 vivs.
Owah! it's great... I already visit your site... thanks for sharing.. I"ll back soon again....You might consider the T5 fixtures available from Aquatraders - Guaranteed Best Prices on Aquarium Lightings + Free Shipping!. I'm using 2 of their quad t5 fixtures in my rack on a set of 20 verts and 29 verts. I'm having great luck with them. If quad is overkill, they do have dual t5s available. I went with the quads because they were not that much more expensive. I only run all the bulbs for about 6 hrs. So far heat has not been an issue. Since these are not over water, I removed the acrylic protector and run a small fan over them.