14% uvb question

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
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I’ve recently bought a 14% uvb tube but I’ve learned it is too strong for a 40 gallon enclosure, this is the metal mesh-like material that it is rested on. It blocks out 30% of the uvb as it is placed on top instead of inside, will this still be too strong? I haven’t noticed any behaviour changes in my beardie.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
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I’ve recently bought a 14% uvb tube but I’ve learned it is too strong for a 40 gallon enclosure, this is the metal mesh-like material that it is rested on. It blocks out 30% of the uvb as it is placed on top instead of inside, will this still be too strong? I haven’t noticed any behaviour changes in my beardie.
Try 8-10 inches directly above the basking decor - watch his behavior - is the height 18 inches?
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
ok usually 14% bulbs are good on 24" height tanks - but can be used on the 18" on top of screens- this bill make the bulb not as strong going thru the screen
Ok, so it will be alright? Is there anything I should watch for, like odd behaviour? Potential risks I should be aware of?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Ok, so it will be alright? Is there anything I should watch for, like odd behaviour? Potential risks I should be aware of?
He will move away from it if its too strong- watch to see how long he sits under it -
 

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