Help with light fixtures

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Help with light fixtures

Postby Poppys » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:34 am

Ok..I need help! I am trying to find a uvb light fixture that won’t break the bank..pet store prices are outrageous! I am looking for a fixture that I can place on to of my mesh enclosure. I have a baby beardie in 40 gallon breeder tank. This came with desert zoo med light fixture that has coil uvb bulb..I have learned that’s no good. I check the newbie page and clicked on the links fir the fixtures recommended but they are all unavailable! Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated!! TIA!!
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Re: Help with light fixtures

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:16 am

You may haft to go to Amazon --- all my go to places are sold out of the Zoo Med 24" fixtures w/ the 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb that you need --- depending on the screen of your tank it may haft to go inside the tank --- the T 5 is the strongest your going to find that can sit on top of the screen --- you can look for Sunblasters for a hood --- this will work you want the 12% bulb
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/arc ... b-kit.html
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Re: Help with light fixtures

Postby Poppys » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 am

Thanks fir responding..I have ordered the following
Reptisun T5 Ho Terrarium Hood 24" - 51.62
Zoo Med 26061 Reptisun 10.0 T5-Ho Uvb 24W Fluorescent Lamp, 22". Is this the correct setup
There were none for sale in my area and Amazon won’t have it here till next week. I am worried that I am hurting dragon with coil lamp. I have had him for about a week and a half and he doesn’t eat much.
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Re: Help with light fixtures

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:08 am

For now you can partition half the tank off turning it into it a 20 gallon - you can use cardboard - particle board or poster board-- that will help the coil UVB w/ the rays-- the coils are worse in bigger tanks but even in smaller tanks they aren't the greatest- so try and do that and see if it helps but it's good you have the fixture coming let me know when you get it I will help you set it up- if your in a warm state you can get him out side for good UVB - place him in a plastic tote NO glass - if your temps are 65 or better put him in direct sunlight for 15 minutes supervise him do not leave him you can do this a couple times per day- this would be good for him till the hood comes-- what you have coming is correct
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Re: Help with light fixtures

Postby Poppys » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:28 am

Thanks for your help! I will do as you suggested and let you know when lighting comes in next week! Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!
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