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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:54 am

Thanks for answering my questions. I got one more wat about this mounted like mine kinda on side? Or is it better on top all together. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:56 am

And won’t the hood get in the way of my basking dome?
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:59 am

We always recommend on top because it can cause eye issues-- if the UVB is on the side- what brand is that fixture?
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:12 am

Idk found it on amazon I’m just gna go with the hood and cut screen i think. Doesn’t matter which brand hood does it? I think i saw a zoomed one cheaper. I’ll still get reptisun t5 bulb
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:22 am

If you can find the zoo med in stock that's good most places are sold out--- that's why I sent you to the site I did- pangeareptiles usually is where I send people but they have been out of stock- they are a good hood and yes get the bulb I posted they are the best on the market at this time or the Arcadia 12% they are good too another T 5 bulb
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:23 am

Thanks for info
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:29 am

Will i over do it if i get a Mercury vapor bulb and a tube?
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:49 am

Depends on the MVB--- some do require more UVB and we always recommend a tube as well because sometimes they do not have enough UVB output-- and sometimes the basking temps cant get in sync w/ distance w/ the MVB UVB as well --- I am not real savvy on those bulbs but some others on here are --- so I always go to them and ask for help -- I dont recommend them because I am not experienced w/ them and its easier to advise w/ what I do know --- and it easier to control temps and UVB separately - so thats my spill
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:51 pm

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Ok i ordered bulb and hood but until then i have put a generic lil reflector on this t8 bulb and put it about 6-8 inches from his basking area. I have this lil uv sensor card and it’s registering uv in his basking area.
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:52 pm

Wrong pic sorry [Click image to enlarge]

This is right one lol
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:02 pm

You can use aluminum foil behind the bulb till the new one comes
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:06 pm

When the new one comes how far from top should basking area be? Like how many inches from top
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:08 pm

He doesn’t seem to have the appetite that i would think a juvenile would have. Could that be due to uvb? I’ve had him 2 weeks
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Re: Uvb

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:08 pm

Yes and the relocation stress as well ---- its going to effect him --- the lack of UVB rays is going to effect the absorption of calcium of which will cause him not to eat -- that UVB is extremely important for the over all health --- lack of calcium will cause MBD among other health issues -
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Re: Uvb

Postby Feezy18 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:16 am

I’m sure he’ll end up like this habitat better then the one he had at PetSmart lol.. yea i made the mistake of buying from PetSmart but he was so cute lol well not sure if it’s a he or she yet
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