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    Default Plant grow lights for vivarium

    I wanted to know if anybody has had any experiences with exo terra natural light bulbs for growing live plants, are they any good for growing plants that do they suck, I've noticed ppl mainly use fancy LED fixtures, but I have the natural light bulbs on hand along with the exo terra compact canopy top fixture so if they work I'll use them if not is my best getting the LEDS? If so which led brands and fixtures are best?

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    I just go to the hydroponics store and buy the compact florescent they recommend for plants.

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    Check out NEHerp -- they have a good guide to LEDs for vivs.
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    Dont use the exo terra bulbs. They don't have enough kelvin output I use t5 grow lights of at least 5000 kelvin

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    I have the exo terra compact fixtures and use GE "daylight" 100watt equivalent compacts. They have done marvelously for me. If you want LEDs I'd recommend jungle dawn. I have a few of those and I have been happy.

    The GE daylight is 5000k I believe and the jungle dawn are 6500k anything in that range will work well.

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    I use the arcadia jungle dawn led and my plants are growing crazy.Sometimes even my gecko comes out to soak up some D3 and hes more often fired up and sheds a bit more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcore View Post
    I use the arcadia jungle dawn led and my plants are growing crazy.Sometimes even my gecko comes out to soak up some D3 and hes more often fired up and sheds a bit more often.
    You know I have noticed mine will sometimes do that as well.

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    I donít have plants in my tank yet, but Iím pretty sure LEDs (even plant LEDs) donít produce significant amounts of UVB (and therefore D3 production in reptiles)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubilos View Post
    I donít have plants in my tank yet, but Iím pretty sure LEDs (even plant LEDs) donít produce significant amounts of UVB (and therefore D3 production in reptiles)
    No they don't but I have saw my guy up under one during the day.

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    I just bought some good LEDs but haven't installed them yet. But I can confirm that sometimes my female geckos like to bask under the fluorescent lights they currently have. Usually they do this when they're gravid. I think they just appreciate the extra heat from the lamps at that time.
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