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need help with fixtures!!

Postby isa489 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 am

Hi! what hood/fixture do you recommend i use for the zoo med reptisun 10.0 uvb floresent lamp 24 in (t-8)
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Postby Bmjo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:34 am

isa489 wrote:Hi! what hood/fixture do you recommend i use for the zoo med reptisun 10.0 uvb floresent lamp 24 in (t-8)

I would just get a 24 inch fluorescent fixture and remove the plastic piece
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Re: need help with fixtures!!

Postby isa489 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:47 am

Bmjo wrote:
isa489 wrote:Hi! what hood/fixture do you recommend i use for the zoo med reptisun 10.0 uvb floresent lamp 24 in (t-8)

I would just get a 24 inch fluorescent fixture and remove the plastic piece


does that come with the light?
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Re: need help with fixtures!!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:50 am

Bmjo wrote:
isa489 wrote:Hi! what hood/fixture do you recommend i use for the zoo med reptisun 10.0 uvb floresent lamp 24 in (t-8)

I would just get a 24 inch fluorescent fixture and remove the plastic piece


That wont be much good , as a T8 UVB tube is quite weak, even with a proper focusing reflector behind it or in a proper reflector hood...
See this for a comparison : viewtopic.php?f=34&t=235611
Buy a 24" T5ho 10%UVB or 12%UVB the same length and install in a reflector hood.

But if you decide to use the T8 tube , it needs to be UNDER THE LID and no farther than 6 inches from the basking spot even if installed in a good reflector hood.
Here are some T8 reflector hoods :
https://zoomed.com/t8-reptisun-terrarium-hood/
http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/linear_top.php
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Re: need help with fixtures!!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:19 pm

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Re: need help with fixtures!!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Hello,

I agree. The Reptisun 10 tube bulbs that are the T8's are good but not real strong when
placed on top of a screen. Definitely try to get that mounted underneath of the screen
top so that the UVB can reach your dragon more effectively.
Good luck with your set up.

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