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Questions about uv lighting and mvb

Postby Karebearfreezepop0 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:56 pm

I have a ho t5 10.0 uvb bulb reptisun in my 40 gal breeder and I dust my beardies food but I think he’s been needing more uvb based on some symptoms, so I ordered an exxo terra sunglo mercury vapor bulb 125 watt and the reviews were really good, the reviews for this bulb were better than the other mvb”s I saw. Also people were saying to keep the reptisun uvb bulb I already have going along with it. So my question is, do I need to get new calcium powder without d3? Right now I have calcium powder with vitamin d3 and I heard you shouldn’t get calcium with d3 if you use a mercury vapor bulb, so wanted to know about that and does it sound corrwct, should I use my reptisun t5 10.0 uvb bulb in conjunction with this new mercury vapor bulb I will receive tomorrow?
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Re: Questions about uv lighting and mvb

Postby claudiusx » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:18 pm

Can you post a picture of your setup?

How close is the reptisun to the basking surface? Even the best bulb wont be effective if not placed in the proper range.

The t5 really is a strong bulb. You shouldn't be needing any extra uv.
What are the symptoms you're worried about?

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Re: Questions about uv lighting and mvb

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:42 am

I agree w/ that extra bulb you may over UVB him ----
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Re: Questions about uv lighting and mvb

Postby Karebearfreezepop0 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:41 am

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This is how it is right now, I had it downward for a while but either way, whether it’s downward or outward he still walks on his wrist not his hands. And his legs and arms just seem kinda weakish, I don’t know. I dust appropriately and he eats well.
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Re: Questions about uv lighting and mvb

Postby Karebearfreezepop0 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:51 am

And again, everyone talking about this bulbs, writing reviews said you have to have a uvb bulb along with the mercury vapor bulb because the mercury vapor bulb only radiates uvb in the spot they are basking, so you should have a uvb bulb running along the tank as well? With this mercury vapor bulb, am I to get calcium without d3? I heard with mercury vapor bulbs you shouldn’t have give d3 because their organs calcifies? Idk thanks
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