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Uvb on the side of a tank?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:21 pm
by MangoKush1313
Hey everyone

Is it ok if my uvb bulb is mounted on the inside, top of the side panel? The basking light is about 7 inches or so from it, but directly above her log/hammock area where she chills

Any help would be fantastic....I always seem to be paranoid about lighting/heat. We have about a 140 gallon enclosure, and the humidity is finally good, but now it seems I can't get the temp inside to be above 85, except for her basking spot is generally around 95-100. 250 watt heat lamp, and we took the plastic cover off the uvb bulb.

Re: Uvb on the side of a tank?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:10 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, sounds like you have a nice large enclosure. :) Can you post a pic of what you mean with your light ? The uvb bulb should be directly overhead.

Re: Uvb on the side of a tank?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:14 am
by MangoKush1313
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Re: Uvb on the side of a tank?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:41 am
by AHBD
Nice set up ! A few adjustments are needed though, definitely get the uvb overhead and mounted in the tank. Remove the spiky grass like plants so the uvb is not obstructed too. She going to get little to no uvb with it on the side like that.

Re: Uvb on the side of a tank?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:13 am
by MangoKush1313
Should I put it in front of her basking lamp or behind it?

Re: Uvb on the side of a tank?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:07 am
by KarrieRee
i dont think it matters but distance does - if its a T 5 it needs to be 12-15 inches unobstructed from basking decor - if its a T 8 6-8 unobstructed from basking decor
Karrie