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Arcadia 14% T5 HO

Postby bepbep » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:40 am

My beardie is lives in a 48x24x24 Zen Habitat and I have a 34 inch Arcadia 14% T5 HO bulb mounted on the inside of the terrarium (zip tied to the screen top). If she climbs all the way to the top of some of her cage furniture, she is 10-12 inches from the bulb. The minimum recommended distance listed on the site is 15 inches. Would this bulb be sufficient if placed above the mesh?
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Re: Arcadia 14% T5 HO

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:18 am

She'll be fine.

The UV exposure will not be more than central bearded dragons have evolved to cope with in the wild in their natural range..
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Re: Arcadia 14% T5 HO

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:20 am

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Re: Arcadia 14% T5 HO

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:21 am

I would follow manufacturers guidelines. They made those guidelines for a reason.

I use the 14% in my tanks but they aren't able to get closer than 18 inches or so from the bulb. They are strong bulbs. I will measure mine at your distance once lights turn on.

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Re: Arcadia 14% T5 HO

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:02 am

I agree I would follow them as well - I have one 14% in one of my tanks now and its about 15 or so inches from my basking piece now - recommendations on the website say 24 or so and and that is the height of my tank -- it is strapped to the top of the screen
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Re: Arcadia 14% T5 HO

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:47 pm

This will tell you the level of UVB or the UV-index (if you are "that way" inclined) for Arcadia's t5 tubes.
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Brief periods in UVB about 400 microW / sq.cm are not going to be a problem and are well under midday sun UVB levels in Australia in summer.
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