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Basking uvb and florescent

Postby TheBeard9789 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:42 am

Can a bearded dragon get too much UVB/UVA? For instance I have a T8 Desert series 50 fluorescent bulb 15W in the enclosure for UVB/UVA and I want to include a higher basking bulb but most give off UVB/UVA already so I'm wondering if it could be too much to have both the florescent bulb and basking bulb at the same time or should I have 1 or the other but not both

Any ideas or opinions is appreciated thank you
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Re: Basking uvb and florescent

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:57 am

You need one good bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 105-110 for a baby 95-110 for a adult / juvenile-- one good UVB the T 8 should be in the tank w/ a distance of 6-8 inches in a fixture w/ a reflector directly above the basking decor -- the Reptisun 10.0 is one of the better bulbs on the market - no Thrive no Zilla bulbs --- a digital probe thermometer to get accurate readings for temps -- these things I just posted are the most important things in that tank --
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Re: Basking uvb and florescent

Postby TheBeard9789 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:25 am

KarrieRee wrote:You need one good bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 105-110 for a baby 95-110 for a adult / juvenile-- one good UVB the T 8 should be in the tank w/ a distance of 6-8 inches in a fixture w/ a reflector directly above the basking decor -- the Reptisun 10.0 is one of the better bulbs on the market - no Thrive no Zilla bulbs --- a digital probe thermometer to get accurate readings for temps -- these things I just posted are the most important things in that tank --


Noted pretty much what I have set up saving for a longer bulb/fixture for a 4x2x2 enclosure once I have my female placed inside
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Re: Basking uvb and florescent

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:34 am

A 24" fixture w/ reflector will work - you do not want the same length of the tank--
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Re: Basking uvb and florescent

Postby TheBeard9789 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:38 am

KarrieRee wrote:A 24" fixture w/ reflector will work - you do not want the same length of the tank--


Noob question but what do you mean by reflector also I agree that 2 feet would be fine to cover least half of the tank give or take on where I can mount the Fluorescent bulb securely thats sadly the dilemma with the enclosure I will have to have it suspended from the top
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Re: Basking uvb and florescent

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:53 am

Some people go out and by fixtures from Home Depot etc those under counter fixtures DO NOT have reflectors in them --- you want something like a Zoo Med Sunblaster or Arcadia
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Re: Basking uvb and florescent

Postby TheBeard9789 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:08 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Some people go out and by fixtures from Home Depot etc those under counter fixtures DO NOT have reflectors in them --- you want something like a Zoo Med Sunblaster or Arcadia


I'll have to do some more research then I got a T8 fixture from amazon for a good price went through forums and it was recommended though not made specifically for reptiles but it does get the job done for now
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