UVB lighting?

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UVB lighting?

Postby roo5182 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:29 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for the tube bulbs and a light fixture that would fit with it?
If anyone could help that would be much appreciated!
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Re: UVB lighting?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm

https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... 0-T5.jpg-- this is a strong bulb -- the T 8 looks like this as well but is not as strong--- visit this website - they also have fixtures as well --- I got my set up from them but I ordered the Arcadia 14% bulb -- I have the Zoomed fixture that is 24"-- just dont get the fixture the same length as the tank --- you want it at most 2/3 of tank - not full length - my tank is a 4x2x2 -- and I have the 24" - so he can escape the UVB rays if he wants to
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Re: UVB lighting?

Postby claudiusx » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:12 pm

What size tank do you have?
What is the distance from the top to the basking surface?

Those two questions will answer if you want the regular bulb or the HO bulbs.

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Re: UVB lighting?

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Re: UVB lighting?

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:42 pm

This will give quantitative guidance on how to set up your basking globe and UV source wrt
levels of UV , and temperatures , and appropriate UV and temperature gradients.


Please be aware that mounting any UV source ontop a mesh lid , unless it's very big mesh ( like bird cage mesh ) will result in a significant "shading loss" of UV up to 45% which will more or less cancel the benefits of having a properly designed reflector or reflector hood.

Only practical way to get zero UVI is by providng a hide.
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