Need help with baby veiled cham setup

mightyevil

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I have three plants in there for him...Ficus Benjamina, Dracaena Marginata, and Peperomia. I have him on a 13W Reptile UVB 150 bulb (formerly repti glo 10.0 compact), and on a 75W Night heat lamp that is on during the early morning, afternoon, evening and goes off in the middle of the night. So, it has no heat for some hours in the middle of the night but my house remains warm enough through the night.

So, I want to change my lights to T5 HO but the fixture I found only uses one bulb and that is the Zoo Med T5 HO Reptisun Terrarium Hood 24". Can I use an aquarium light system for this application? I want to put a 65000k daylight bulb for plants and a UVB for the chameleon. Or will the Zoo Med T5 HO Reptisun Terrarium Hood 24"be enough by itself for UVB for the Chameleon and plant growth? When should I change to a larger cage for the chameleon?

Here is a picture of the current set up.
 

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Video Master

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Just buy the dual bulb fixture from lightyourreptiles.com. It comes with n Arcadia 6% or 12% and a 6500 plant light. It is a great fixture with great bulbs. You will only have to replace your UVB light 1 time per year as well.
 

mightyevil

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Okay, that looks good, wish I could see it up close. Can't really appreciate the looks of it... though what matters is the efficiency. Thank you for the link!

What about misting system, I see that the mistking is a good one but it is so expensive, is there anything more affordable out there that is also efficient?
 

Souli91

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Okay, that looks good, wish I could see it up close. Can't really appreciate the looks of it... though what matters is the efficiency. Thank you for the link!

What about misting system, I see that the mistking is a good one but it is so expensive, is there anything more affordable out there that is also efficient?

Honestly, i don't think that it is so expensive in comparison with what we have here in europe.
For example, i found a basic misting system which costs 120€ ($160USD) so more expensive than mistking and it is really cheap quality and the pump is not even a diaphragm pump so it can not run dry !
Here is a pic of this misting system http://www.hobbyreptiles.com/437-10...umisation-buses-orientables-hobbyreptiles.jpg
 

Video Master

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Both the Mist King and the AquaZamp are great misting systems. Well worth the cost. People have bought cheaper units and then regret it when they have to go out and buy a different misting system within a year when the one they bought breaks. It is a very good investment with either of the two brands.

Personally, I went with the Mist King basic system and added an extra nozzle and the zip drip. The basic system can handle up to 10 nozzles so you can expand your system to cover multiple enclosures very easily.
 

Lpsouth1978

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I just built my own, it was very easy and cost MUCH ledd than buying one prebuilt. Here is what you need:

A diphragm pump like this - $30 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/sugus-New12.../111111262072?pt=BI_Pumps&hash=item19debf4f78

Power transformer like this - $5 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-100-240V...arts_and_Accessories&var=&hash=item1c35f46de3

Fogger nozzles like these - $5 - http://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-Corp-Foggers-on-Barb-5-Pack-8825BB/100176031#.UhonT5Jwrwg

This type of connectors, may be "T's" or elbows depending on your setup - $10 -http://www.homedepot.com/p/Watts-1-4-in-x-1-4-in-x-1-4-in-Plastic-Tee-PL-3003/100188178#.Uhoqm5Jwrwg

And some 1/4" tubing, i used black vinyl to keep algae growth inside the tubing down. - $2

So for about $50 you have a GREAT misting system.

Here is a quick video of mine in action.

http://s1192.photobucket.com/user/l...F6-3879-0000022796FA67B8_zps13dc1e4e.mp4.html
 
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