Arcadia UVB replacement help? (T5)

TheBeard9789

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Hey guys I ordered Arcadia T5 UVB 24" 12% desert bulbs (bulbs and fixtures) I contacted the supplier for a replacement. My problem is is that I couldn't find the bulbs so I contacted them and they gave me almost identical replacements. But what they sent me was 22" bulbs it basically goes 22" 34" and 46". I have a slight feeling I will need to replace everything and that is $180+ I don't necessarily have. I was under the impression that I could replace the bulbs once a year and NOT the bulbs and fixtures.

This is a headache and a half smfh
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hey guys I ordered Arcadia T5 UVB 24" 12% desert bulbs (bulbs and fixtures) I contacted the supplier for a replacement. My problem is is that I couldn't find the bulbs so I contacted them and they gave me almost identical replacements. But what they sent me was 22" bulbs it basically goes 22" 34" and 46". I have a slight feeling I will need to replace everything and that is $180+ I don't necessarily have. I was under the impression that I could replace the bulbs once a year and NOT the bulbs and fixtures.

This is a headache and a half smfh
You need a 22" bulb and you can get a 22" Reptisun T 5 to replace the 12% bulb -- I checked pangeareptiles and they are sold out of the Arcadia 22" bulbs -- so you can use this one I have used both bulbs
 

TheBeard9789

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You need a 22" bulb and you can get a 22" Reptisun T 5 to replace the 12% bulb -- I checked pangeareptiles and they are sold out of the Arcadia 22" bulbs -- so you can use this one I have used both bulbs
Would it be the same though? Like same power same watt and it'll fit safely in to the fixtures I have?

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TheBeard9789

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A 24" fixture takes a 22" bulb
Ya that didn't dawn on me so thank you for the info I'll snag 2 bulbs either today or next month. I know the T5 I have last 12 months is there a given time frame that is ideal to change it? Like should I wait a week or 2 before it needs to be changed or should I change it a month before? I don't wanna wait till the last minute and next thing I know the bulb already expired a week or so beforehand. I'm asking bc i'm not use to the Arcadia's and this will be my first time changes bulbs and I don't wanna leave my beardies with no UVB
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Ya that didn't dawn on me so thank you for the info I'll snag 2 bulbs either today or next month. I know the T5 I have last 12 months is there a given time frame that is ideal to change it? Like should I wait a week or 2 before it needs to be changed or should I change it a month before? I don't wanna wait till the last minute and next thing I know the bulb already expired a week or so beforehand. I'm asking bc i'm not use to the Arcadia's and this will be my first time changes bulbs and I don't wanna leave my beardies with no UVB
I recommend a month prior to install for the Arcadia and the reptisun -
 

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