How Long Should My UVB Light Be?

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How Long Should My UVB Light Be?

Postby HobbitGirl » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:18 pm

Hi everyone! I'm currently putting together the "shopping list" of enclosure items that I need to get set up before we get our beardie (sometime in the next few months). The enclosure we are looking at is 36" long. How long should our UVB light (and fixture) be in relation to that? Does it need to also be 36" long? Or would an 18" or 24" long bulb work? Thanks!
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Re: How Long Should My UVB Light Be?

Postby AHBD » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi there...an 18 or 24 would be fine. A 24 probably better , obviously covers a larger area of the tank.
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Re: How Long Should My UVB Light Be?

Postby HobbitGirl » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:05 pm

Awesome! The price jump from the 24" to the 36" bulb is really dramatic ($19 vs $37 on Amazon), so it'll be nice to be able to save a little bit there.
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Re: How Long Should My UVB Light Be?

Postby charmander16 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:50 am

For most situations I think 24" is the best size. Even if it's a 6 foot long tank, what really matters is having the UV at the basking spot.
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