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UV bulb upgrade

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 am
by Schmitty
I'm reading that a could uv bulb is sufficient and good enough. Thor is aprox 5-6 months old and I'm wondering if its possible that the coil was ok at first but no longer? His eating habits have changed dramatically in the last 2 weeks. Went from eating 20 crickets or 7 worms to maybe 2 every other day and just salads twice a day. He does seem less active as well. Can someone send me a name of what bulb and fixture to get? Does Amazon sell them?

Re: UV bulb upgrade

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:21 am
by KarrieRee
If your using a 13 watt coil please get rid of it--- if its a 26 watt Reptisun we have not heard bad things w/ those yet but the distance for the bulb should be 4-6 inches from basking decor w/ no obstruction --- my advise is to ditch the coil all together --- here are some links to what I recommend you get --- if your tank is a 40 + gallon---- ... xture.html you can use this one but not the bulb it comes w/ it is not for reptiles or you can get this one 24" fixture ... -hood.html
this bulb ... vb-t5.html you will need a 22" bulb-- these people are fast and good order will come Fed Ex