48" Slider 3-Lamp Reptile Hood? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
48" Slider 3-Lamp Reptile Hood?

Hey guys!

I'm new here, and new to planted tanks, but definitely not new to aquariums! I'm looking forward to starting on my new 70g planted with your help!

My first question -
I found a 48" Zoo Med Deluxe Slider Hood on craigslist for a steal (link to item below) I went ahead and picked it up, because I got such a good deal. Can I use this on my upcoming 70g planted? Are there any non-heat bulbs I can put in on it? Moonlight? Blacklight? Would the one flourescent bulb be enough?

Or, should I just sell it? I'm doing this project on a budget, what would you recommend?

Thanks a ton guys!

(amazon link:
Amazon.com: Zoo Med Deluxe Slider Reptile Hood, 48-Inch: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Zoo Med Deluxe Slider Reptile Hood, 48-Inch: Pet Supplies
nzoshun is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 05:09 AM
Wannabe Guru
steven p's Avatar
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: columbus, ne
Posts: 1,528
So it has 2 normal sockets and a spot for a tube fluorescent? Stick daylight bulbs, 6500/6700k, in all of them and try it.
steven p is offline  

3 lamp, lighting, slider reptile

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome