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Best uvb tube light

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:33 pm
by Mishbenz
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Hello, I was just wondering what is the best cheap uvb tube with hood or whatever it’s called and is about 12 inches or below

Re: Best uvb tube light

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:21 am
by kingofnobbys
Mishbenz wrote:Hello, I was just wondering what is the best cheap uvb tube with hood or whatever it’s called and is about 12 inches or below


There is no such thing as a good cheap uvb tube. My advise is don't buy them or inflict them on your reptile..

Stick to Zoo Med , Exo Terra and Arcadia brands.

Re: Best uvb tube light

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:58 am
by Mishbenz
kingofnobbys wrote:
Mishbenz wrote:Hello, I was just wondering what is the best cheap uvb tube with hood or whatever it’s called and is about 12 inches or below


There is no such thing as a good cheap uvb tube. My advise is don't buy them or inflict them on your reptile..

Stick to Zoo Med , Exo Terra and Arcadia brands.
i don’t mean cheap as in like $20 but around 80 or so for the light

Re: Best uvb tube light

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 am
by CooperDragon
You probably don't want one that is less than 12 inches because you'll want to provide a beam that is at least the length of your dragon to allow for even basking. The 22'' T5 is the best fit for most cases. You don't want to go too cheap with the fixture because the cheaper reflectors cut down on output quite a bit. This is a good combination of effectiveness and affordability:

https://www.amazon.com/Sunblaster-904296-NanoTech-Fixture-Reflector/dp/B00AKKUBDQ/
http://www.reptilebasics.com/arcadia-desert-12-uvb/arcadia-d3-12-uvb-t5-bulb-22/

Re: Best uvb tube light

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:41 pm
by Drache613
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