UVB lightning option

Discuss substrates, lighting, heating, enclosure building ideas, share enclosure photos, and talk about any other enclosure-related topics.

UVB lightning option

Postby rubymiss » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:17 am

Hi everyone
I am purchasing new uvb light for my 1 year old baby, I like Arcadia D3 dessert T5 12% UVB ,which has pretty good review online and not harmful to dragons eyes. I start to look into the detail of this product, and I notice that there are suggestive distance for the light which is 12"-18"(30-45cm) from light to beardie.
My tank has a basking spot 12'' to light(10'' from beardie to light). I have a mesh lid on top of tank and uvb light is going set on top of lid , the lid might block some uvb out, so I will get a light reflector fixure to stronger the uvb. I dont know exactly how much mesh lid gonna block out uvb and how much uvb reflector gonna inhance and I counld not find the right data to measure, I cant afford a solarmeter for right now. My concern is whether T5 12% UVB will be too strong to my baby after I put reflector on? or I just get a T8 12% UVB which need only 10-12"(25-30cm)distance which has lower risk of over exposure my babe on uvb?
Someone has experience please help me out with this set up situation, Its my first baby I want to give her the best. Thank you for reading! Ruby :D :D
rubymiss
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:18 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: UVB lightning option

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:47 am

You need to have basking decor 8-10 inches from UVB if sitting on top of screen - the screen will block out 30% of the rays -- if you decide to mount inside the tank it would need to be 12-15 inches from basking decor piece -- its easier to get the fixture mounted where you want and then move your decor pieces ---and you need a reflector and the decor piece needs to be directly underneath - the reflector would enhance the effectiveness of the UVB rays - if you dont use a reflector the distance is going to change and would need to be a lot closer---
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 8768
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: UVB lightning option

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:33 am

Moved by Moderator from General to Enclosures
User avatar
Drache613
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 39935
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:33 pm
Location: May, Texas

Re: UVB lightning option

Postby rubymiss » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:33 am

Hi Karrie
Thank you for the advise. I just got my new uvb light and have my husband help me to mount inside the tank.and I'll redo the basking spot, mke it lower.hope it turns out good..thanks..Ruby
rubymiss
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:18 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Enclosures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users