120 gal, what light should I get?

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120 gal, what light should I get?

Postby Thefriendlyghost » Wed May 15, 2019 4:12 pm

I've recently built a 120 gallon enclosure for my beardie, what wattage lightbulb should I get? I've been using a reptisun 10.0 for UVB but its a bit too small and I'll soon have to move it back to the terrarium to house another lizard. The light is fine and he seems healthy (besides the parasites ad all that) but now I don't know how much is too much.

For reference, the enclosure is 4' long and 2' tall.. he's basking most of the time so he'll be around a foot away from the light.

(and if anyone has the time, any tricks on getting an anorexic beardie to eat??)
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Re: 120 gal, what light should I get?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 15, 2019 4:35 pm

I have a 120 gallon and am using a 24" Arcadia 14% tube- it is approx 12 inches from basking spot--- the other dragon that is anorexic have you had them into the vet? What is his/ her story? Need more info in order to help
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Re: 120 gal, what light should I get?

Postby Drache613 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:23 pm

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Re: 120 gal, what light should I get?

Postby Drache613 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:26 pm

Hello,

If you can post a few pictures of your tank just so we can take a look over it all, to better help
with recommending a good UVB light.
As suggested, the T5 tube bulbs which are high UVB output would be a good idea & they are
very effective at 12 inch ranges. Do you have a screen top?

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