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Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:07 pm
by SavannahDragons
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...

Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:38 am
by KarrieRee
What size tank ? What are you getting or using now? Brand and bulb? Are you upgrading ?
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 pm
by SavannahDragons
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.

Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:19 pm
by Drache613
Moved by Moderator from General to Enclosures

Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:17 am
by KarrieRee
What is the brand and bulb of the UVB? T 5 or a T 8 ? Coil or tube?
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:29 pm
by SavannahDragons
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:

Re: Bearded Dragon, UVB

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:15 am
by KarrieRee
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
Karrie