What should I use as a light source using a cremaric bulb

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What should I use as a light source using a cremaric bulb

Postby Kiley » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:43 pm

So I use a cremaric 150 watt bulb but she has not been getting a basking light source for months now and I think I should give her one. I’m not switching to basking bulbs because I went through so many the heat bulbs are the only ones that work. So I was wondering if there is any regular bulb I could put best to the heat bulb to act as basking light. Any ideas?
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Re: What should I use as a light source using a cremaric bul

Postby Scion19801 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:05 pm

Get par38 halogen flood light bulbs from a home supply store. Possibly GE branded. They should come as a 2 pack. Best and most recommended for the price versus reptile bulbs.
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Re: What should I use as a light source using a cremaric bul

Postby Kiley » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:47 pm

Thanks! What wattage would be good for a 40 gallon tank?
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Re: What should I use as a light source using a cremaric bul

Postby Scion19801 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:16 pm

Gonna depend. I personally use 38 watt in my custom tanks. My tanks are 4x2x2 and 8x2x2. The 8x2x2 is split, so it's two tanks in one. I also have my 38watt bulbs on dimmers as even they were too hot for my setups. My basking platforms are 12 inches from the bulbs.
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