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Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:16 pm
by Apollo15
Hi, so, recently I decided that I wanted to switch from using MVB bulbs (Heat, UVB, and Lighting all in one) to using an Arcadia 12% UVB T5 and a heat bulb. I have read from multiple sources that for heat bulbs you can use regular light bulbs and wanted to know what type of bulb to use specifically. Most people just say any Halogen bulb, but I wanted to see the specific bulbs people use. Thanks a lot :D

Re: Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:32 pm
by KarrieRee
It is trial and error- - some can get away w/ the hh bulbs some cannot- you can look at these at Walmart great value halogen bulbs 100 watt- soft white 2 x life-- start there dome use a par 38 bulb - sometimes they need to be on a stand and you need to raise the bulb - make sure you have a digital probe thermometer or infrared heat gun -
Karrie

Re: Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:47 pm
by Apollo15
Ok, thanks. I will definitely try that out. Also, I had some extra light bulbs in storage that were 50 watt. I was wondering if I could just use those?? They are just regular white light bulbs, so...I would think so.

Re: Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:59 pm
by KarrieRee
Only if they keep your basking temps to what they need to be and are a bright white
Karrie

Re: Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:00 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, these are the ones that I use in an aluminum dome reflector. I use these that are equivalent to a 100 watt [ 72 ] as well as the 75 watt equivalent [ 53 ]

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Re: Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:40 pm
by Apollo15
Thanks! I will definitely look into those bulbs. Now, I know I said I had a heating question, but that was before I did a little more research and found that people were putting there UVB in the tank. I was wondering how you guys did it. Most people just say they use a Walmart light fixture, but could you give me the specific link for the one you are talking about. I originally was going to get a 12% Arcadia T5 HO tube (Can't remember watt.) But if I can use a T8 and put it in the cage it would be better. Thanks so much!!! :D

Re: Heating Question***

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:55 pm
by KarrieRee
An Arcadia 12% bulb is a good one -- distance would be 12-15 inches inside the tank or 8-10 on top of the screen - both distances basking decor directly underneath - it needs to be in a fixture w/ a reflector-- you would need a 24" fixture for that bulb--- you can look here for both the bulb and fixture www.pangeareptiles.com -there is a fixture there for $32 do not use the bulb that comes w/ that fixture
Karrie