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    Question Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    What lighting arrangements would you suggest for a vivarium containing both Anoles and live plants?

    I was looking at these bulbs Powersun UV - Zoo Med
    Would one of these be good?
    What additional lighting would work well?

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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    The powersun looks good, and I would recommend Sun Glo by Exo-Terra as well.
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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    Thanks!

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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    Any MVB would be a good choice. Just make sure the ambient air temps don't get too high.
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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    Wouldn't it have to be a minimum distance from the anoles?
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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    What size of a tank are we talking about?
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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    The tank I plan to use will (most likely) be a 30g, placed on it's side so it's tall.

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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabrina View Post
    The tank I plan to use will (most likely) be a 30g, placed on it's side so it's tall.
    Hi, can you give me the measurements in cm or inches? There`s a recommended minimum size of enclosure with Powersun bulbs, depending on wattage.


    EDIT: It`s o.k, I have the sizes; the minimum size of enclosure for a 100w is 40g, the min. for the 160w is 60g if the lamp`s positioned outside the tank. If placed inside, the min. sizes are 350L and 450L respectively.
    And the min. distance from surface of bulb to surface of animal is 30cm (12inches) for both wattages. I hope I haven`t confused youi!

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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    You did a little, but I need to learn! Haha

    So, I will have to move up to at least 40g? What if I use a different light... Okay, yes, totally confused!

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    Re: Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabrina View Post
    You did a little, but I need to learn! Haha

    So, I will have to move up to at least 40g? What if I use a differesnt light... Okay, yes, totally confused!
    The reason there`s a minimum size is because of the intensity of the UVB emittion. Yes, you could use a diffeerent light, maybe a UVB fluorescent tube, then a basking bulb/other for the heat. Are you less confused now, or even more???

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