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ataraxia
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

December 29, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8282248

I have a converted-aquarium terrarium that is currently happy in a north window. It contains a couple of smaller calatheas and fittonia (and a sad cryptanthus). I'd like to move it to a part of the house that doesn't have much natural light. Will a regular aquarium-top fluorescent light work for these guys? I want to make sure they have plenty of light, but I have no idea what kind of light or wattage to use so I don't bake the li'l guys.
MsCritterkeeper
The Heart of Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 20, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8321489

Yep, just a regular top & small watt bulb should do great. I use sun type bulbs for some that have flowering plants in them...it just gives them a different type/more useful light.

MsC

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