New future dragon older! Need UVB help!!

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New future dragon older! Need UVB help!!

Postby Pandasan » Sat May 23, 2020 12:07 pm

Hello all,
I'm excited to start an adventure with a bearded dragon soon! I read the great post about newbie lighting help, I was was gifted a Zilla 24in strip light that includes a 18in 15 watt 50 uvb T8 fluorescent bulb and on the box it says to place on the screen but read that it can block a good chunk, any recommendations about placing inside or outside would be helpful! I have a tank with a height of 16 inches, I'm aware of T5 being superior than T8 and looking to upgrade at a later date! Thank you guys for your time!
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Re: New future dragon older! Need UVB help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 23, 2020 12:52 pm

I would ditch the Zilla bulb and replace it w/ the Reptisun 10.0 T 8 bulb -its a way better bulb -- it will go right into that fixture -- take the plastic cover off so bulb is exposed --- and place inside the tank approx 8-10 inches from basking decor ---- it will need to be replaced in 6 months -- here are some ideas on how to hang it
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Re: New future dragon older! Need UVB help!!

Postby Pandasan » Sat May 23, 2020 1:06 pm

Okay sounds thank you so much!!!
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