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Hello all.
I am a new guy here, and I am still in the planning stages of my dart frog tank, and I have question for you....
I have a 29 gallon tank with a striplight that I scored for free. What would be the best flourescent tube (24") that I could put in there to support some lowlight plants? Do I need something fancy from the pet store, or will something from HD or Lowe's do the trick?

Thanks very much!
Brando
 

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you could use the lights from lowes etx. or you could order a cf light from AH supply that you could convert a striplight into a cf fixture.
 
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just my opinion, no proof to back it up, but i think that a full spectrum bulb would be better. those are all i use on my orchids, and from everything i hear, those are better. I have never tried normal lights so i dont know for sure, but it just stands to logic, that the more like the natural environment you can get, the better your terrarium will thrive.
 

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Pick up a retpi-glo 2.0 from a local pet store. It is ok light, but may not keep the any broms red. It is plenty for most other plants. I have them on 2 tanks and my plants/moss are doing well.

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Hello all.
I am a new guy here, and I am still in the planning stages of my dart frog tank, and I have question for you....
I have a 29 gallon tank with a striplight that I scored for free. What would be the best flourescent tube (24") that I could put in there to support some lowlight plants? Do I need something fancy from the pet store, or will something from HD or Lowe's do the trick?

Thanks very much!
Brando
 
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The best thing is a 6500K bulb with the most lumens

The best thing is a 6500K bulb with the most lumens you can get. Mine were meant for a saltwater tank, so they are made by ZooMed. The lights they sell at lowes as "plant lights" should work well, but I havent personally used them.


Good luck!
 
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