New light setup

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New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Tue May 26, 2020 4:00 pm

So I've been using a evergreen pets MVB 100watt that's about 10-12 inches aways from the basking spot temps are 105-100 but my Ziggy's eye is always closed and I've heard that can be result of improper light so I'm deciding on changing what are the best of the best and what will I need for traditional lighting? Thanks for all the help love Maddy and ziggy♥️
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Re: New light setup

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 26, 2020 4:15 pm

Your tank is a 40 gallon? Anything over 40+ gallon I recommend a 24" fixture w / a reflector - they are hard to find now along w/ bulbs --- there is one in stock that will work its here https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5- ... xture.html you wont be able to use the bulb that comes w/ it its not for reptiles-- they are out of the Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulbs - I was all over the internet today looking for Arcadia bulbs the 12% and no one I found has them I ended up going to this website and ordering the Arcadia 14% again its a good thing I have a 24'' tall tank ---
I found the bulb here https://www.thebiodude.com/collections/ ... ho-22-bulb
Everyone is out of the fixtures as well -
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Tue May 26, 2020 4:42 pm

Ok awesome thank you for your help!
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Tue May 26, 2020 4:48 pm

What about a T8?
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Re: New light setup

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 26, 2020 4:52 pm

Yes you can use a T 8 I would get a 20" tho - and it would need to go inside the tank w/ NO plastic cover over the bulb - it needs to be exposed and basking decor would need to be 8-10 inches directly over head --- and that bulb would need to be replaced in 6 months you can get the Reptisun 10.0 T 8
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Tue May 26, 2020 4:53 pm

Ok so if I did go with the t5 that would go inside the tank? Also what do you like for basking?
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Re: New light setup

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 26, 2020 5:01 pm

The T 5 can sit on top of the screen -- basking decor would need to be directly underneath w / a distance of 8-10 inches away - the screen is going to block 30% of the rays - thats why the T 8 needs to go inside the tank - the bulb is not as strong --- some use flood lights others use house hold bulbs - it is trial and error w/ basking bulbs - but you need a bright white - I have tried both and cant use either of the ones I mentioned - I have had to stay w/ Exo Terra 150 watt bulbs-
https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-100-Watt- ... k/42379838 something like this but you would need to see what you get for basking temps - just make sure your using a digital probe to get the temp --
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Tue May 26, 2020 5:05 pm

Thank you for all the help!!
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:16 pm

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KarrieRee wrote:The T 5 can sit on top of the screen -- basking decor would need to be directly underneath w / a distance of 8-10 inches away - the screen is going to block 30% of the rays - thats why the T 8 needs to go inside the tank - the bulb is not as strong --- some use flood lights others use house hold bulbs - it is trial and error w/ basking bulbs - but you need a bright white - I have tried both and cant use either of the ones I mentioned - I have had to stay w/ Exo Terra 150 watt bulbs-
https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-100-Watt- ... k/42379838 something like this but you would need to see what you get for basking temps - just make sure your using a digital probe to get the temp --
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Hi karrie, I'm setting up the new lighting system and I'm doing the uvb right now I bought everything you had suggested does the uvb look ok?
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Re: New light setup

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:18 pm

Is it in the tank or on top of screen ? It looks like its in the tank --- basking decor needs to be directly under it and 12-15 inches from it -- if its on top of screen basking decor needs to be 8-10 inches directly under it
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:28 pm

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KarrieRee wrote:Is it in the tank or on top of screen ? It looks like its in the tank --- basking decor needs to be directly under it and 12-15 inches from it -- if its on top of screen basking decor needs to be 8-10 inches directly under it
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Re: New light setup

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:32 pm

You need a piece of decor directly under it --- so either set it width wise next to your basking light so he can get under both or get another piece of decor that is 8-10 inches from it -- the screen is gonna block 30% of the rays --- so you have the option of doing both -- most of us have them in the tank - you can also have it over his hammock check distance from hammock to UVB
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:37 pm

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KarrieRee wrote:You need a piece of decor directly under it --- so either set it width wise next to your basking light so he can get under both or get another piece of decor that is 8-10 inches from it -- the screen is gonna block 30% of the rays --- so you have the option of doing both -- most of us have them in the tank - you can also have it over his hammock check distance from hammock to UVB
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So I added some more stuff and moved it over more does this look better?
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Re: New light setup

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:42 pm

Yep he can get under it --- keep an eye on his behavior -- you should notice a difference if he was doing things he wasnt doing like eating -- pooping -- etc --- that should change now -- he had eye issues --? watch to see if it has changed in the next few days---
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Re: New light setup

Postby Maddy5150 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:44 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Yep he can get under it --- keep an eye on his behavior -- you should notice a difference if he was doing things he wasnt doing like eating -- pooping -- etc --- that should change now -- he had eye issues --? watch to see if it has changed in the next few days---
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Awesome thank you so much for all your help!
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