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Best uvb tube light

Postby Mishbenz » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:33 pm

Hello, I was just wondering what is the best cheap uvb tube with hood or whatever it’s called and is about 12 inches or below
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Re: Best uvb tube light

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:21 am

Mishbenz wrote:Hello, I was just wondering what is the best cheap uvb tube with hood or whatever it’s called and is about 12 inches or below


There is no such thing as a good cheap uvb tube. My advise is don't buy them or inflict them on your reptile..

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Re: Best uvb tube light

Postby Mishbenz » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:58 am

kingofnobbys wrote:
Mishbenz wrote:Hello, I was just wondering what is the best cheap uvb tube with hood or whatever it’s called and is about 12 inches or below


There is no such thing as a good cheap uvb tube. My advise is don't buy them or inflict them on your reptile..

Stick to Zoo Med , Exo Terra and Arcadia brands.
i don’t mean cheap as in like $20 but around 80 or so for the light
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Re: Best uvb tube light

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 am

You probably don't want one that is less than 12 inches because you'll want to provide a beam that is at least the length of your dragon to allow for even basking. The 22'' T5 is the best fit for most cases. You don't want to go too cheap with the fixture because the cheaper reflectors cut down on output quite a bit. This is a good combination of effectiveness and affordability:

https://www.amazon.com/Sunblaster-904296-NanoTech-Fixture-Reflector/dp/B00AKKUBDQ/
http://www.reptilebasics.com/arcadia-desert-12-uvb/arcadia-d3-12-uvb-t5-bulb-22/
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