Positioning UV Strip in Zen Habitat

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Positioning UV Strip in Zen Habitat

Postby ComicBookMama » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:17 pm

My 4x2x2 Zen hab finally came in, and I'm ready to start the build! My question is, where should I place the 24" Arcadia 14% bulb?

The side of the hab, parallel to the 24" wall, so the basking lamp can be placed beside it?

The back of the hab, on the warm side, perpendicular to the "short" wall?

The front of the hab, on the warm side, perpendicular to the "short" wall?

Smack dab in the center of the hab? Parallel to the 24" wall, or perpendicular to it?

Sorry if this sounds dumb; I just don't want to keep moving it around.
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Re: Positioning UV Strip in Zen Habitat

Postby Claudiusx » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:48 pm

Go with the second option. I don't think the fixture would even fit width wise anyways. Not that you'd want that though. Positioning it all the way over on the hot side above the basking site, and parallel with the long wall provides the best uv gradient.

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Re: Positioning UV Strip in Zen Habitat

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:29 pm

It needs to be strapped to the screen --- you want the distance its a strong bulb -- post pics when your all done getting it set up :)
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Re: Positioning UV Strip in Zen Habitat

Postby ComicBookMama » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:37 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Go with the second option. I don't think the fixture would even fit width wise anyways. Not that you'd want that though. Positioning it all the way over on the hot side above the basking site, and parallel with the long wall provides the best uv gradient.


Okay, back of the hab behind the basking bulb it is, then! Thank you! :D
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Re: Positioning UV Strip in Zen Habitat

Postby ComicBookMama » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:38 pm

KarrieRee wrote:It needs to be strapped to the screen --- you want the distance its a strong bulb -- post pics when your all done getting it set up :)


Definitely on both counts! :D
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