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Uvb question/setup

Postby Deathtrack123 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:07 pm

I was wondering if my uvb would need to be any closer to my beardi or is it ok like this it's about 10-12 inches away no mesh but if hes under his basking light most of the time does he still get uv Ray's or would I have to move the uv closer it's an arcadia 12% d3 here are some pics the uv and basking spot are about 8-9 inches apart from side to side

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Re: Uvb question/setup

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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi there,

As long as that distance is the distance from bulb to your dragon while he is basking, it's perfectly fine.

Is the 12% the T5 bulb or the T8 bulb? They come in both sizes. And that distance is only suitable for the T5 version.

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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Deathtrack123 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:34 pm

Yeah it's the t5 but if she is basking most of the day under basking bulb and is not directly under the uv will that cause any problems or will she be ok it also has a reflector
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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 pm

Well in the picture it looks like your UVB bulb is right next to your basking bulb is it not?

Just measure from the bulb to the dragon (you can measure at an angle, it doesn't have to be straight down) and if it's within the recommended distance, your dragon will be getting the proper amounts of UV even if the dragon isn't directly below the bulb.

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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Deathtrack123 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:44 pm

Ok just making sure dont want her to develop any problems thanks for the response she doesnt seem lethargic and chases her crickets so I think that is a sign that she is getting enough uv I will just keep a close eye on her I just moved her to a 75 gal so just making sure her setup is good
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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:47 pm

Always best to check and make sure :)

What are the dimensions of the tank? It looked like it didn't have quite enough floor space (more height than lengthXwidth)

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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Deathtrack123 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:54 pm

Its 48inch long 18inch wide 20 inches tall
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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm

Oh ok, it just looked narrower (less wide) in the picture :)

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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Deathtrack123 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Yeah it's a standard 75 I believe I had her in a 40 gallon breeder but didnt look big enough now she looks smaller lol now she can run around more
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Re: Uvb question/setup

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:04 pm

I bet she appreciates the extra space :)
Only downside is having to refigure all your lighting setup all over again! But, it's worth it.

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