Mounting UVB inside?

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Mounting UVB inside?

Postby Xanelic » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:31 am

Hi, I've always wanted to mount my Reptisun UVB tube inside but I could never find out how. My dad says that he's a little scared to do it as Chien could touch it but the reptisuns have never given off heat for me (honestly I'm wondering if he's more of a beardie dad than me :lol:

I have a reptile enclosure so i have two wire spaces on the back (I don't know if fish tanks have it, never owned a fish in my life).

I've heard people use Velcro, but doesn't Velcro get worn out over time? I also heard people use wiring but I can never understand how

Some questions :

Do I need a hood to mount it inside or just a light fixture? And can I just buy a fixture from Walmart or target?

How far should it be?

Is changing it every 3-4 months enough?
>>Chien is 5 months old<<
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Re: Mounting UVB inside?

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 pm

Hi there, this is one way to attach the fixture inside. :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg

Those are just long twist ties that I looped through the screen. And no, the dragon can't get burned from these lights. Most of the Reptisun bulbs are good for 6-8 months, maybe a bit longer.

Some people do use under cabinet fixtures from Walmart / Home Depot as long as they are compatible with the bulb.
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Re: Mounting UVB inside?

Postby Xanelic » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:29 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there, this is one way to attach the fixture inside. :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg

Those are just long twist ties that I looped through the screen. And no, the dragon can't get burned from these lights. Most of the Reptisun bulbs are good for 6-8 months, maybe a bit longer.

Some people do use under cabinet fixtures from Walmart / Home Depot as long as they are compatible with the bulb.



Any type of twist ties that I can find that can go through the mesh screen I have since its quite small. I can try finding small ones that are thin though, thank you!
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