07-21-2009, 06:12 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
| | Lighting for Paludarium?
We want to convert our tank (48" wide, 30" tall, 24" deep) to a Paludarium. We're planning about 10 inches of water with a waterfall in one corner and the rest planted out with mosses, woodland ferns, grasses, etc. Pretty much, plants that I can find in the shady bog growing near my home since the intent is to bring the outside in
Our children are home schooled and this tank will serve as a mini eco system for some critters we plan to study (small frogs, 5 lined lizard, maybe a turtle - kept on a temporary basis and then released). It will also feed my need for growing plants in the house
The question is, what kind of lighting will I need for a project like this? I'm guessing that the standard aquarium light isn't going to work. Help?