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Lighting advice

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am
by Marnie
Hi everyone .
I've been reading lots of different things about light . Just wondering if any would could check my set up please .
5ft by 1.5ft viv (homemade )
Heat lamp for basking spot 60w temp 110f
Rep sunglow uvb 25w temp in the middle 94f
And the cool end is at 86f
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Yes I am housing 2 little girl, only till saturday and the glass for jodies viv is ready . Only had her in there since tuesday . Mu other post explains why there together .
They only have kale and other greens all bugs feed by hand so I know how much they are eating .
Thank you

Re: Lighting advice

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 am
by Claudiusx
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Re: Lighting advice

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:22 am
by Claudiusx
Hi there,

Your heat bulb is fine as long as it produces the temps you need. What are you measuring your temp with?

As far as your uvb bulb, I really dont know. It's not a common bulb over here so we really haven't tested it much if at all to see its output. Does the box or company website have any details on it?

Typically we would recommend the reptisun tubes or the Arcadia tubes. The Arcadia tubes are much more available over seas than they are in the us, they are great bulbs.


Re: Lighting advice

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:35 am
by Marnie
This is it . Sorry that was me typing and my brain no keeping up . [Click image to enlarge]

At the mo I've got digital ones keeping temp but I have 3 on the go 1 on hot 1 In the middle one o the cool side .