So I am going Bioactive for my Beardy and was wondering if a Reptisun 10.0 will sustain plant growth? or not. if not do you know an alternative?
maddylemon":3ou1qued said:I believe that it will. The ReptiSun 10.0 is essentially a smaller version of the sun. However, if you want more light, you can buy a fixture that allows for two bulbs and then add a full spectrum fluorescent bulb along with the ReptiSun 10.0. Good for you for doing a Bioactive setup! The extra light will also be good for the bearded dragon.
But yes by itself, the ReptiSun will sustain plants. Also if you get a T5 instead of the T8 that will be a stronger light with more UVB which is great for both the beardie and plants.
Post pictures of your setup when it's all done. We would all love to see it.
CooperDragon":3rui8v5q said:T5s are used for plants quite a lot. Most of the fixtures I see are available from hydroponics shops rather than reptile shops. The heat may be tough on plants and they are likely to be trampled before other issues but T5 light should work. You could get a dual fixture to include a daylight bulb as mentioned too http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/24...arcadia-12-and-6-5k-day-light-bulbs-included/ Or daisy chain a couple of grow light fixtures together. I think the bigger issue is keeping them from being trampled or eaten rather than lighting though.