Plant advance needed.

Some of my plants near the bottom of the tank are dying. I’m pretty sure it’s due to lack of light.

Does anyone have any ideas how to raise them up? I was thinking about planting them all in one big cage planter that would take up the whole bottom enclosure; that way I could get rid of the lay bin and it would raise them up due to the depth...

Any other ideas?
 

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jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
Build a frame around the cage, or try dragon ledges, or the planter idea. those crotons need a lot of light. I'd suggest a jungle dawn spot bulb if you got a spare $60 or so... they can grow the ground cover out no problem.
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I use branches anchored to sides as make shift (read: cheapo) dragon ledges. Then i ziptie plants to them.

I bought a Sansi plant bulb and it does a great job of getting light to the bottom. They have a 15,30 and 40w option. I went with 30w and its plenty bright. My plants are doing great! About $25 on amazonz
 

jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
I use branches anchored to sides as make shift (read: cheapo) dragon ledges. Then i ziptie plants to them.

I bought a Sansi plant bulb and it does a great job of getting light to the bottom. They have a 15,30 and 40w option. I went with 30w and its plenty bright. My plants are doing great! About $25 on amazonz
I need to try one of those bulbs. The crotons like very powerful light(they grow in the FL sun all over the place). If they can handle them then screw the JD lol
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I need to try one of those bulbs. The crotons like very powerful light(they grow in the FL sun all over the place). If they can handle them then screw the JD lol
I can't compare the two, but so far happy with the Sansi. Sorta wishing I bumped up to the 40w for the Atriums, but the 30w still reaches the bottom. I was worried they'd be too bright but the chams like being under them. I think there was a coupon on Amazon when I ordered.
 
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