24" or 36" UVB length for 4x2x2 enclosure

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24" or 36" UVB length for 4x2x2 enclosure

Postby linck24js » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:07 pm

Hi All,
I'm sure this has been covered before but I have searched and searched.
I am getting a new Zen 4x2x2 enclosure and also am going to get a new T5 HO hood and 10.0 bulb.
I am torn on length of UVB hood/bulb for the size of the enclosure. I see people use the 24" long hood and than others say to have it 2/3 length of enclosure which would put it closer to a 36" hood.
What are you using or recommending for that size enclosure ?
Any input is appreciated. Thanks
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Re: 24" or 36" UVB length for 4x2x2 enclosure

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 pm

I have 2 Zen Habitats and use the 24" fixture -- it works fine-- I want my dragons out and not hiding from the UVB ---
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Re: 24" or 36" UVB length for 4x2x2 enclosure

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:41 pm

22 inch if you are using the 14% Arcadia bulb
34 inch if you are using the 12% Arcadia bulb or Reptisun 10.0 HO

I prefer the 22 inch with the 14% since the 14% allows me to not need a massively tall basking area (assuming your fixture is mounted at the top of the 4x2x2)

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