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Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:58 am

I was wondering is it ok to use 2 uvb like a tube and a coil over basking spot? Or what about one Mercury vapor bulb and one uvb tube light?
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:32 am

No coil --- one long UVB tube a 24" fixture for a 40 + gallon tank w/ a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb --- Mercury vapor bulbs are ok but we often recommend a tube one as well -- you only need one good bright white basking bulb no off colored and a UVB as they one I have mentioned
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:43 am

I wish i could figure out on how to post a pic of my enclosure. I was told to get the t8 tube so that’s wat i got mounted inside my 40 Breeder. I’m just worried it’s too far from him. It doesn’t have a reflector or anything either.
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:44 am

It’s a 24” reptisun 10.0 t8.
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:54 am

Ok you need a reflector go here http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/arcadi ... eflector/#
it needs to be 6-8 inches directly above basking decor inside the tank ---------- get the reflector ASAP
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:56 am

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:03 am

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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:06 am

Until i get the reflector would it be ok to put the coil uvb light above basking area with basking light also? That’s the bulb the pet shop suckered me into buyin lol
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:10 am

Well that reflector is sold out? If i was to go with a hood above screen wat do u recommend or just start over with uvb how would u recommend doin it?
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:15 am

No coils get your uvb directly above him 6-8 inches-- take him outside for some UVB that will help - 15 minutes or sitting on you I recommend a plastic tote NO GLASS-- do not leave him unattended- place him in direct sunlight partial shade -- No longer than 15 minutes in the tote you don't want to burn him up-- do this till the reflector comes if you need help w/ things to hang I can post some for you-- I hate to have you buy another hood- depending on the screen if it's a wide holed you can put it on top but if your screen is a fine mesh-- like a screen door it will need to go in the tank as well but distance will be different can you call Arcadia and find out how long before they have those reflectors-back in stock- I can send you to another website for another hood
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:26 am

With it being a screen top that slides on and off the tararium I’m not sure how i can get it above him and still be able to get in and out of it. I may have to go the hood route.
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:30 am

Can you take half the screen off? Leave the basking area unobstructed- the screen blocks 30% of the Ray's T 8's are not strong enough and T 5's can be put on top but it depends on the screen itself
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:34 am

This is what you need https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/wholesa ... o-med.html get this bulb
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/t5-uvb- ... o-med.html there is a bulb that comes w/ the fixture it can be used for a back up but its equivalent to a T 8
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:44 am

Ok thanks so the t5 is better then the t8? Also the 22” bulb will fit in the 24” hood?
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:48 am

Yes the T 8's need to be replaced every 6 months and the T 5 once a year- it's good to change them out about a month before- and yes the 22" will fit the 24" hood-- distance in the tank for a T 5 inside tank is 12-15 inches-- you can cut a hole for the UVB and have it on top same distance you want the basking decor directly underneath--
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