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Lighting for Green Anoles and Plants

Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by Sabrina, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Sabrina

    Sabrina Well-Known Member

    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Komododragon12

    Komododragon12 Elite Member

    The powersun looks good, and I would recommend Sun Glo by Exo-Terra as well.
     
  3. Sabrina

    Sabrina Well-Known Member

    Thanks! :)
     
  4. hennisntacanibal

    hennisntacanibal Elite Member

    Any MVB would be a good choice. Just make sure the ambient air temps don't get too high.
     
  5. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Wouldn't it have to be a minimum distance from the anoles?
     
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    What size of a tank are we talking about?
     
  7. Sabrina

    Sabrina Well-Known Member

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

    murrindindi Elite Member

    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! ;)
     
  9. Sabrina

    Sabrina Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  10. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    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??? ;)
     
  11. Sabrina

    Sabrina Well-Known Member

    Much less. :D Thank you very much!
     
  12. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member


    You`re most welcome! I`m no less confused though, can you help? (Just life in general).... :((( ;)
     
  13. Sabrina

    Sabrina Well-Known Member

    Hahaha! Unfortunately, no. :(
     
  14. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    O.k, thanks anyway, now I`m confused AND depressed....... :D
     

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