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UVB and lighting

Postby Kevinmck90 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:59 pm

I have a Reptisun terrarium hood t5 output along the back of terrarium and in front I have a dual lamp fixture with a 100w basking light and a Reptisun uvb light. Just wondering if that's too much uvb for my Bearded? He's 7 months about 13 in. His tank is a 40 gallon 36x18x18
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Re: UVB and lighting

Postby HylianHealeys » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:46 pm

:lol: It's virtually impossible for a bearded dragon to get too much UVB!

That being said, it sounds like you have the Reptisun compact coil UVB inside your dual lamp fixture, which actually presents a different problem. Coil-type UVBs are very intense, and some bearded dragon keepers have reported that it bothers their bearded dragons' eyes and may cause vision damage.

How old is your Reptisun T5 bulb?
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Re: UVB and lighting

Postby Kevinmck90 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:52 pm

Got it today
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Re: UVB and lighting

Postby HylianHealeys » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Perfect. That will be good for the next 6 months.

Go ahead and remove the Reptisun coil bulb from the dual fixture. If you prefer more light, you can replace it with a normal incandescent bulb.
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Re: UVB and lighting

Postby Kevinmck90 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:14 pm

Thanks, turned it off now
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Re: UVB and lighting

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:25 pm

this viewtopic.php?f=6&t=234738&p=1806050#p1806050
and this viewtopic.php?f=34&t=235611
will help you

Is not going to be harmful to leave the compact running , when it reaches it's UBD , replace it with a ceramic heat emitter as you'll be getting close to winter .
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