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HELP UVB

Postby RyuksMama » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:32 pm

Help, i got a new uvb bulb and hood. Can i place this on top of the mesh? I know it blocks up to 50 percent of the uvb but i have a high output bulb. If not, how can i mount a hood
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby RyuksMama » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:41 pm

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This is the uvb hood I currently have, (I also have a heat bulb not featured in the photo.) The uvb bulb is a t5 HO 24W 10.0 reptisun UVB. I have a mesh cover on my enclosure. Do I need to mount this inside the tank? If so how and where in the tank?
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Maybe. How much is intercepted depends on how fine the mesh top is really. Just need to adjust by making the basking area a little closer. Which bulb and fixture did you get? Is it a T5 with a reflector? If so, I'd say put the main basking area around 10'' below the bulb if it's shining through a mesh top. You can build some branches or climbs that allow closer access too.
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:43 pm

Ah I see now. That's the ReptiSun T5 hood. It can sit on top. I'd just scoot it over so it's above the log and the hammock and next to the basking area. I'd probably turn the log into the main basking site.
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby RyuksMama » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:46 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Ah I see now. That's the ReptiSun T5 hood. It can sit on top. I'd just scoot it over so it's above the log and the hammock and next to the basking area. I'd probably turn the log into the main basking site.



So where should I place his basking bulb then? To ensure he is getting both heat and UVB while basking?
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby RyuksMama » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:55 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Ah I see now. That's the ReptiSun T5 hood. It can sit on top. I'd just scoot it over so it's above the log and the hammock and next to the basking area. I'd probably turn the log into the main basking site.



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This is the space i have to work with. Maybe I could scoot the log forward and keep one of the lamps on the front part of the mesh?
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby RyuksMama » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:12 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Ah I see now. That's the ReptiSun T5 hood. It can sit on top. I'd just scoot it over so it's above the log and the hammock and next to the basking area. I'd probably turn the log into the main basking site.


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So I did some rearranging. He is in his hammock all the time so I put the UVB on the front section of the mesh top above the hammock. And I kept the heat lamp on the back with the log as his basking spot. Does this setup look okay?
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Re: HELP UVB

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:32 pm

Yeah that should work. Just keep an eye on him and see how he reacts and how he uses the light so you can adjust to fit his preferences.
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