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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Building my first terrarium, Could use help/guidelines/tips

Couple of questions if anyone minds to answer

First of let me know if the layers are fine

1st - pebbles
2nd - activated charcoal
3rd - peat moss
4th - basic planting soil
5th - random reptile terrain


This is the tank I will be using



I will be adding some reptiles most likely small chameleons

Some questions

1.What kind of lighting would you recommend for growing/maintaining plants?
I'm thinking of buying this [Zilla Reptile Dome Heat Light 8.5" Lamp Max 150]

I already have a florescent 19wt 19in lamp on top set up.

2.Would the lamps be fine if they sit on top of the grates?

3.How long do I have to leave them on daily?

Thank you in advance
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 04:51 PM
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That tank will work great. I put glass on top too raise the humidity, but I plan to get dart frogs. Zoo Med has lots of lights, I have a old shop light on my tank, but I was low on funds. You do not have too use activated charcoal, you can use all natural hardwood charcoal that's for grills it's much cheaper and it works just fine. Here is my tank.
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