Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

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Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

Postby Babybeardie3 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:02 pm

I am looking to get my beardie a new UVB light. The one she has now came in her tank kit and I don’t think it is providing enough UVB for proper growth. She’s 10 months old and around 13-14 inches including her tail which I heard is quite small for her age and that more UVB exposure can help. If anybody has any suggestions as to what new UVB I should get it would great appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

Postby Bear333 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:32 pm

Hi there!

A really great UVB is a 22" tube reptisun 10.0 t5. This lasts longer than most and you only have to change it one a year;) Just have it 10-12 inches above the basking spot. There's also Arcadia 12% UVB as well:D
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Re: Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:33 pm

I agree, a T5 is a great investment. I use this one and it's amazing. My favorite of the bunch (so far).
http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/22-t-5-ho-fixture-high-output-with-arcadia-d3-12-ho-bulb/
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Re: Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

Postby Babybeardie3 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:03 pm

Thanks for the help! And this will work for a 55 gallon enclosure?
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Re: Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

Postby Bear333 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:41 pm

Babybeardie3 wrote:Thanks for the help! And this will work for a 55 gallon enclosure?


Yes, I use the t5 reptisun for a 50 gallon, so it will work fine:D
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Re: Beardie Lighting Advice. Please Help!

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

this viewtopic.php?f=6&t=234738&p=1806050#p1806050
and this viewtopic.php?f=34&t=235611
will help you work out the proper lighting for your beardie.
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