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Basking light help

Postby Edayy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:02 pm

Looking for what kind of basking bulb for inside a 4x2x2 wooden enclosure.
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Re: Basking light help

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:57 am

Edayy wrote:Looking for what kind of basking bulb for inside a 4x2x2 wooden enclosure.


a domestic 80W to 100W par38 incandescent floodglobe like this will work well . A 30W ? PAR38 halogen has been recommended by some , or a 80W - 100W MVB will work well too.


My recommendation is to visit Ebay and buy one of these :
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Philips-CLE ... SwRlharL0c
wont produce UVA or UVB , but will give nice natural light and plenty of heat and , even better , it's dimmable.
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An 80W par38 incandescent flood-globe , or 80W MVB will work in a 18" tall tank. Arcadia have nice 80W MVBs that will work a treat in that tank .
http://www.arcadia-aust.com.au/80w-d3-uv-basking-lamp
Other good 80W to 100W MVBs are
https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/exo-te ... apour.html
https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/mega-r ... apour.html
https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/zoo-med-power-sun.html
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Re: Basking light help

Postby Scion19801 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:33 pm

Ge 38watt par 38 flood bulb on a dimmer is perfect in my 4x2x2 melamine tank. I tried the 80 watt ones and they were way to hot.
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