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Help light placement problem

Postby morsotom » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:24 am

So i just heard that 50 cm is too high for a reptiglo10.0 for a rankins
I have a glass top with a hole for the uvb please tell me how to lower the tube

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Re: Help light placement problem

Postby Drache613 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:43 am

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Re: Help light placement problem

Postby morsotom » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:44 am

Drache613 wrote:Moved by Moderator from Beardie ER to Enclosures

How was this in beardie er ?
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Re: Help light placement problem

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:51 am

50cm is a bit too far, yes. A T8 has an effective output at around 15-20cm above the main basking area while a T5 will have an effective output at 30-35cm. Beyond that the outputs drop quite a bit. Can you build a branch or basking spot that allows closer access to the bulb? A nice piece of driftwood or similar, allowing access to about 15cm below the UVB light should help.
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Re: Help light placement problem

Postby Drache613 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:54 am

Hello,

Are you using a bright white basking light?
Is the Reptiglo 10, a tube bulb or a compact/coil light?
A distance of around 20 centimers which is roughly 7-8 inches for the light. That is an
ideal distance for a tube bulb, the 10 tube. It will need to be mounted alongside of the
basking light, to protect the eyes & provide a nice heat + UVB combination for him.
Sorry CooperDragon, just moved & posted. LOL

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Re: Help light placement problem

Postby morsotom » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:58 am

I am using a reptiglo 10.0 120 cm tube and an exo terra 100 w basking spot light
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