Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

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Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:57 am

Hello everyone.
I hope everyone is well. I am looking to upgrade my uvb light and fixture. I’ll be getting the Vivarium electronics T5 HO fixture 48”. My husband says it will be long enough for the 75 gallon tank. What light bulb should I use? I was thinking the Arcadia 14% uvb t5 ho bulb. My bearded dragon is starting to have tremors. Is this uvb strong enough?
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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:00 pm

I would go with the 22 inch version actually. How long is the 75 gallon?

In my 4 foot long tanks, I'm using the 22 inch versions also and its about the perfect size for having a UV gradient down to 0 on the cool end.

Unless you have a really tall tank, the reptisun 10.0 T5 or the arcadia 12% t5 would be best.

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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:16 pm

Hey Brandon!

I was able to find the exact tank online. Here are the specifications:

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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:27 pm

I would try and find one w/ front doors --- you can look at Zen Habitats they are 120 gallon and very light - that glass tank is going to be really heavy -- the only thing now is the Zens are backed up till May --- or look at Carolina Cages as well -- its up to you
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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:39 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I would try and find one w/ front doors --- you can look at Zen Habitats they are 120 gallon and very light - that glass tank is going to be really heavy -- the only thing now is the Zens are backed up till May --- or look at Carolina Cages as well -- its up to you
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I already have the tank. It was leftover from when my husband had fish. I’ve already had the enclosure since October of last year. I’m just looking to upgrade the uvb light.
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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:55 pm

Yeah the tank is fine :)
If you haven't bought the fixture already though, I would go with the 22. If not, no big deal.

And definitely the 10.0 or 12%, not the 14% :)

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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Yeah the tank is fine :)
If you haven't bought the fixture already though, I would go with the 22. If not, no big deal.

And definitely the 10.0 or 12%, not the 14% :)

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Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Hope you all stay healthy and safe!
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Re: Best UVB light for 75 gallon tank.

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:02 pm

And same to you and your family :)

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