Using T8...should I upgrade to T5?

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Using T8...should I upgrade to T5?

Postby Matty06 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:43 pm

My son has a baby beardie (about 9 weeks old). He is housed in a 40 gallon breeder. Currently, we are using a 24" Reptisun 10 t8 bulb in one of my djay black light fixtures (has a reflector). The bulb is approximately 8 inches from the surface of his basking spot. Depending where he lays, it can stretch out to about 10 inches. Would I still benefit from upgrading to the t5 bulb? If so, do I need to move it a little farther away? I do have a bulb and fixture on order from lllreptile if I choose to change.
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Re: Using T8...should I upgrade to T5?

Postby claudiusx » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi there,

Is the t8 mounted under the mesh or is it resting on top?

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Re: Using T8...should I upgrade to T5?

Postby Matty06 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:58 pm

No mesh underneath the UVB.
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Re: Using T8...should I upgrade to T5?

Postby claudiusx » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:06 pm

Your current setup is just fine then :)

You really wont get much of a benefit from the stronger bulb as your distances are good right now. The t8s do perfectly fine in the 40g tanks under the mesh. In larger tanks or setups where you need to mount ontop of mesh, the t5s come in handy.

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Re: Using T8...should I upgrade to T5?

Postby Matty06 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:08 pm

Thank you!
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