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Help needed pls :)

Postby darksarah001 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:29 am

Hi, I know you have info about lighting on your site, but I am really confused :) I have a vivexotic 4'x2'x2' enclosure. It came with repti
glo 10.0 and 2.0 flourescent strip lights, one was white, and the other is blue, and a basking bulb. I read that repti glo were bad, so I
bought arcadia 12.0 + d3. Is it ok to use the reptiglo 10.0 ( blue one )with the arcadia ight, or should I take it out. Also the basking
bulbs keep breaking, so I baught an arcadia mvb bulb. Using the mvb without the flourescents the viv is really dark, should I go back to using
basking spotlight?
Do u need flourescents with mvb bulb? As you can see I am confused :)
Could you pls advise me on what to keep. Thnx Sarah
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Re: Help needed pls :)

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:38 am

1) get rid of the blue tube .
2) set up lighting to achieve proper thermal and uv gradients , see this : viewtopic.php?f=34&t=235611

Best options
domestic par38 incandescent or halogen spot globe in a ceramic e27 socket (heat & light) + t5ho 12%UVB tube in a reflector hood ( 0.5 to 0.7x length of tank )
or
mvb globe in a ceramic e27 socket (heat & light & UVA & UVB at basking spot) + t5ho 12%UVB tube in a reflector hood ( 0.5 to 0.7x length of tank )
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
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Re: Help needed pls :)

Postby darksarah001 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am

Thankyou for the info :-) I took the blue light out and he seems very happy, must have been getting a headache, poor thing. Will be investing in a halogen light I think aswell. The temps were ok, 100 degrees basking spot, 84 cool end, was just too much going on in there :-)
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Re: Help needed pls :)

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:40 pm

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