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Bearded Dragon, UVB

Postby SavannahDragons » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:07 pm

Hi, I just wanted to reassure information on UVB lighting... should I get a higher wattage than 15 if the beardies are 12 inches from the actual bulb? Thanks; I just read some information a day ago that seemed to cross with the information I've been using steadily for a bit...
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Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:38 am

What size tank ? What are you getting or using now? Brand and bulb? Are you upgrading ?
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Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

Postby SavannahDragons » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 pm

It's a 45-gallon tank, and it's relatively tall. I have a reptile hammock and branch on the UVB side of the enclosure so that sitting on it, the beardie would be 12 inches from the bulb. I am using the ZooMed Repti Basking Reptile Spot Lamp, 100 watts. I'm not upgrading any time soon, though when my savannah monitor's outgrow their 75 gallon, which will be in the next year to year and a half, the beardie's will adopt their old cage.
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

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Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:17 am

What is the brand and bulb of the UVB? T 5 or a T 8 ? Coil or tube?
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Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:29 pm

Oh, sorry about that. I put in the UVB brand and bulb... huh. I use a ZooMed Reptisun 10.0 UVB bulb, not the long bulb, but the compact one. I'm so sorry about that; I guess I accidentally deleted the UVB sentence and didn't notice. :lol:
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
Paxy: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:15 am

Please get rid of the coil compact bulb they are inadequate------- you want this fixture for your tank
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/wholesa ... o-med.html it comes w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up they are great for smaller tanks like a 20-30 gallon-- you want to order this bulb for your 45 gallon tank
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/t5-uvb- ... o-med.html
At this time this place is the only one I know of that has them in stock for fixtures --- you can call them to see how fast they are shipping they are out of CA I beleive
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