kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Cribo . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday . . . . . . . . . .  Edmonton Reptile & Amp. Society Meeting - Oct. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Kissimmee - Oct. 21-22, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Denver - Oct. 21-22, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Oct. 21 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 21, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Long Island Reptile Expo - Oct. 22, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 28, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon West Palm Beach - Oct. 28-29, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Mid Atlantic Reptile Expo - Oct. 28, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph & Reptile Society Meeting - Oct. 28, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . 

More lighting questions


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Arrowfrog Forum ]

Posted by Homer1 on April 22, 2003 at 10:55:57:

In Reply to: More lighting questions posted by kyle1745 on April 22, 2003 at 10:37:52:

A.J. Calisi gave me this tip about six months ago when I was in your situation:

Lights Of America model 6065. Comes with a full spectrum 6500K
fluorescent and cranks out 8255 lumens while consuming only 65 watts of power. At 13" x 8" it doesn't take up much space either. We paid about $25.00 at Wal-Mart. Check it out if you can. It was originally intended as a work light but is easily adapted to aquariums and vivariums. We had some mini orchids bloom for the first time in a vivarium under these lights.

He runs T&C terrariums (www.fantasticfrogs.com), and sells a variety of plants, so I'd bet he knows his stuff. Check out his pics--they're some of the best on the 'net (in my opinion). That's one possibility.

Homer
:Thats a good point. I have not tried the ones from walmart I will have to look when I am there next time.

:Kyle

:
::Yes, any flourescent fixture will work, although you might want to check with sales clerck to make sure that the fixture works with a timer (assuming you want to use a timer). Some fixtues need to be manually started and will not work with a timer.

::A couple of other things for you to think about, though. What are you going to covering the tank with? Glass, plexi, screen? I ask because if you use glass or normal plexi, I would not spend the extra money to get a UVB producing bulb (such as the repti-glo) becuase most of it will be filtered out by the glass or Plexi. I would just use a bulb with a high Kelvin rating, such as the bulbs that come in the orange box at Walmart (sorry I can't remember the name at the moment.)

::Also, you can find 36" fixture and bulbs, but they are kind of a less used length, so they are harder to find and usually a good deal more expensive. If I were you I would probably get 2 or 3 or 4 24" fixtures and bulbs and stagger them in the canpoy you build.

::Dave

::
:::so i can just buy any find of normal flourecent light fixture and put in the correct Repti Glo bulb and its ready to be used?

:::i plan on making a canopy for my tank and mounting the light above it.

:::another question. i see the longest repti glo bulb is 24" in. my tank is going to be 36" in.
:::Should i just mount 1 24" inch light strip in the middle? or find 2 smaller light strips and mount them side by side? (which i cannot find on lowes' website the samllest is 24" in).

::
::

:
:





Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Arrowfrog Forum ]