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UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 pm

Hello, my UVB light keeps burning out within a week, is there anything I can do to fix this?
I use a Reptisun 10.0 tube for my beardie's UVB
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby Drache613 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:01 pm

Hello,

I am sorry your tube bulb keeps breaking. How are you mounting it in
the tank? Can you show pictures of the tank setup so we can see how it
is sitting on or in the tank, or hanging?

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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:01 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

I am sorry your tube bulb keeps breaking. How are you mounting it in
the tank? Can you show pictures of the tank setup so we can see how it
is sitting on or in the tank, or hanging?

Tracie


Here is a photo of my UVB hood, it's diagonal because of these strange notches in the center of the tank and I don't know what they are
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Here's my setup
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:09 pm

The bulb has been replaced twice, and it always burns out within a few days. I would go to my local petsmart to buy the bulbs, replace the old one on my beardie's cage, and it would burn out in a matter of days.
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:40 pm

GalacticReptilian wrote:The bulb has been replaced twice, and it always burns out within a few days. I would go to my local petsmart to buy the bulbs, replace the old one on my beardie's cage, and it would burn out in a matter of days.


You need a sparky to check the reflector hood , it is likely the hood is faulty , may just be the wrong starter.

Try plugging into a different house power circuit …. might be an issue with circuit you are plugging into - again - you need to sparky to check the circuit.
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:48 pm

I've plug the hood into every outlet in my house, it still isn't working.
I'm going to buy a new hood and UVB bulb tomorrow. (Maybe a new tank, also)
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:18 pm

If I give my beardie sunlight, how much will that help?
And which hood works best with the Reptisun 10.0 18" tube?
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm

If you're replacing the fixture it might make sense to get a T5 so you have higher output. The T8 is only effective at about 6-8'' while a T5 is stronger and optimal at about 12-14'' or so. You usually need to order them online. http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/22-t-5-ho-fixture-high-output-with-arcadia-d3-12-ho-bulb/

To answer your question, I've used the Zilla slimline fixture for an 18'' T8 and it has worked well. Just be sure to remove the clear plastic in front of the bulb because it will intercept all of the UVB.
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby GalacticReptilian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:04 am

CooperDragon wrote:If you're replacing the fixture it might make sense to get a T5 so you have higher output. The T8 is only effective at about 6-8'' while a T5 is stronger and optimal at about 12-14'' or so. You usually need to order them online. http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/22-t-5-ho-fixture-high-output-with-arcadia-d3-12-ho-bulb/

To answer your question, I've used the Zilla slimline fixture for an 18'' T8 and it has worked well. Just be sure to remove the clear plastic in front of the bulb because it will intercept all of the UVB.

Thanks for the info
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Re: UVB light keeps breaking

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:18 am

GalacticReptilian wrote:If I give my beardie sunlight, how much will that help?
And which hood works best with the Reptisun 10.0 18" tube?


What is your geographic latitude ?
…. this will determine who much sunshine is needed to adequate UVA & UVB.
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