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No, terrariums just need adequate lights to maintain proper plant growth and health. Depending on the type of plants in the terrarium, you may need different types of terrarium lighting.
To light a terrarium, you will need to use an artificial light source or a well-lit room from natural lighting. Ensure that you have a suitable light fitting that is close enough to your terrarium, and attach the light source to it. Adjust the distance of the light source and the timer settings to achieve the desired light cycle.
Yes, LED lights are a good option for terrariums. They provide ample light, are energy efficient, and give off minimal heat.
It depends on the type of plants or animals you have in your terrarium. Generally, some type of fluorescent bulb or full–spectrum LED lighting is recommended.
The best place to put a terrarium is in a location where it will receive indirect sunlight and is away from any sources of direct heat or air conditioning. Make sure the terrarium is in a place where it is easy to access for maintenance.
No, terrariums should not be in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight is too intense and can overheat the terrarium and damage your plants. Place the terrarium in an area that receives indirect sunlight or bright artificial light instead.
Closed terrariums need light because the closed environment helps to maintain high humidity levels, and terrarium lights help to keep the plants thriving.
No, terrariums do not need light 24/7. They should be exposed to light 10–12 hours per day.