Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

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Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby DragonPete » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:01 pm

Hoping this will work, it's all the pet store had. Wanted the reptisun but they were out.😡

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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:14 pm

It will work for 6 months its not going to be as strong as the Reptisun - put it inside the tank 8-10 inches from basking spot w/ NO cover on the bulb --- in 6 months keep the fixture and replace the bulb w/ the Reptisun 10.0 ------------ you could of ordered it on line from here www.pangeareptiles.com -- go look at that website
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby DragonPete » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm

KarrieRee wrote:It will work for 6 months its not going to be as strong as the Reptisun - put it inside the tank 8-10 inches from basking spot w/ NO cover on the bulb --- in 6 months keep the fixture and replace the bulb w/ the Reptisun 10.0 ------------ you could of ordered it on line from here http://www.pangeareptiles.com -- go look at that website
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Thanks Karrie! Just realised the 50 prob means 5.0 but doesn't say so. Pet store said they'll have more reptisun next week, might wait until I can get him a 10.0. His is inside the tank, no cover with smooth foil reflector ( As per your instructions a couple months ago👍). Guess another week won't hurt.
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:53 pm

No it wont you can use the fixture you got for the Reptisun bulb -- the bulb will work too its just not as strong --- but you now have a fixture w/ a reflector -- I have the same fixture in the basement that I used for a 20 gallon tank - its just that I had the Reptisun bulb in there - I used it last Sept when I had Kida that was totally malnourished when I got her --- she died in a few weeks --
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby DragonPete » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:29 pm

KarrieRee wrote:No it wont you can use the fixture you got for the Reptisun bulb -- the bulb will work too its just not as strong --- but you now have a fixture w/ a reflector -- I have the same fixture in the basement that I used for a 20 gallon tank - its just that I had the Reptisun bulb in there - I used it last Sept when I had Kida that was totally malnourished when I got her --- she died in a few weeks --
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Awww so sorry to hear that. 😞
Already had the fixture but wanted to replace the bulb. If I'm able, I'll wait till they get some more reptisun but if not I'll go ahead and use this for a few months until I'm on my feet and can get him a better one. As long as it will suffice, we're good.
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby Gormagon » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:52 pm

I have to say this but a 5.0 t8 is nowhere near strong enough for a dragon, a 10.0 t8 is barely strong enough. IMO
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby DragonPete » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:54 pm

Gormagon wrote:I have to say this but a 5.0 t8 is nowhere near strong enough for a dragon, a 10.0 t8 is barely strong enough. IMO

Then I'll hold off and take it back to exchange for the reptisun 10.0 next week when they have more.
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:59 pm

DragonPete wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:It will work for 6 months its not going to be as strong as the Reptisun - put it inside the tank 8-10 inches from basking spot w/ NO cover on the bulb --- in 6 months keep the fixture and replace the bulb w/ the Reptisun 10.0 ------------ you could of ordered it on line from here http://www.pangeareptiles.com -- go look at that website
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Thanks Karrie! Just realised the 50 prob means 5.0 but doesn't say so. Pet store said they'll have more reptisun next week, might wait until I can get him a 10.0. His is inside the tank, no cover with smooth foil reflector ( As per your instructions a couple months ago👍). Guess another week won't hurt.
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I'd return it unused still in box and exchange for something else , order in an Arcadia 12%UVB tube by mail-order would be my advise .

Zilla's UV sources are very dodgy quality wise.
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby Gormagon » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:00 pm

DragonPete wrote:
Gormagon wrote:I have to say this but a 5.0 t8 is nowhere near strong enough for a dragon, a 10.0 t8 is barely strong enough. IMO

Then I'll hold off and take it back to exchange for the reptisun 10.0 next week when they have more.
Thanks hon!
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby DragonPete » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:02 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:
DragonPete wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:It will work for 6 months its not going to be as strong as the Reptisun - put it inside the tank 8-10 inches from basking spot w/ NO cover on the bulb --- in 6 months keep the fixture and replace the bulb w/ the Reptisun 10.0 ------------ you could of ordered it on line from here http://www.pangeareptiles.com -- go look at that website
Karrie

Thanks Karrie! Just realised the 50 prob means 5.0 but doesn't say so. Pet store said they'll have more reptisun next week, might wait until I can get him a 10.0. His is inside the tank, no cover with smooth foil reflector ( As per your instructions a couple months ago👍). Guess another week won't hurt.
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I'd return it unused still in box and exchange for something else , order in an Arcadia 12%UVB tube by mail-order would be my advise .

Zilla's UV sources are very dodgy quality wise.

I just checked out the link Karrie gave me and I can get the Arcadia WITH shipping for $8 less than what I just paid for this one. SMH I'm taking it back! Geez!
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby Gormagon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:47 am

Correct me if I'm wrong here but, I think the Arcadia 12% is a T5 and you have a T8 fixture. I know it gets confusing at times and very frustrating but such is the life of a dragon slave!!!😁😁😁
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:17 am

She can get the T 8 from same website ---
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby DragonPete » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:56 am

Gormagon wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong here but, I think the Arcadia 12% is a T5 and you have a T8 fixture. I know it gets confusing at times and very frustrating but such is the life of a dragon slave!!!😁😁😁

Karrie's correct, they have the Arcadia T8, I'm ordering it.
Was very happy to see Arcadia made a T8.
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Re: Zilla Desert Series 50 T8

Postby Gormagon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:13 pm

DragonPete wrote:
Gormagon wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong here but, I think the Arcadia 12% is a T5 and you have a T8 fixture. I know it gets confusing at times and very frustrating but such is the life of a dragon slave!!!😁😁😁

Karrie's correct, they have the Arcadia T8, I'm ordering it.
Was very happy to see Arcadia made a T8.
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Did not know this!!!!!!
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