Need help finding a fixture for my beardies reptisun 10.0 25 watt T8 fluorescent bulb that's 36 inches

creatureguy

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So recently my fixture for my lizard went out and he's been without UVB for about 2 days while we've struggled to find something that will actually work. I have him outside with me trying to get him some sun at the moment.
Where can we find a fixture that isn't a hood that will actually work? Everything is for T5 or LED and my guy needs uvb sooner than later. Amazon doesn't seem to have anything.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
So recently my fixture for my lizard went out and he's been without UVB for about 2 days while we've struggled to find something that will actually work. I have him outside with me trying to get him some sun at the moment.
Where can we find a fixture that isn't a hood that will actually work? Everything is for T5 or LED and my guy needs uvb sooner than later. Amazon doesn't seem to have anything.
I recommend you upgrade to a T 5 - T 8's are good for smaller tanks- anything 40+ gallon should be a T 5 unless your tank is only 16" high then a T 8 would be fine- you can find a good uvb- at PetSmart - the Arcadia pro T 5 12% bulb 24 watt is one recommended on this forum - there are two others recommended if you would like links for them
 

creatureguy

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I recommend you upgrade to a T 5 - T 8's are good for smaller tanks- anything 40+ gallon should be a T 5 unless your tank is only 16" high then a T 8 would be fine- you can find a good uvb- at PetSmart - the Arcadia pro T 5 12% bulb 24 watt is one recommended on this forum - there are two others recommended if you would like links for them
we just barely bought a new bulb unfortunately i don't think we could return it ):
 

AHBD

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Getting him in the sun a few times a week for at least an hour will make up for any time you don't have a good uvb bulb.
And a t8 is fine if it's not too far from the basking spot. Can you by chance post a pic to show the distance ?
 

creatureguy

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Getting him in the sun a few times a week for at least an hour will make up for any time you don't have a good uvb bulb.
And a t8 is fine if it's not too far from the basking spot. Can you by chance post a pic to show the distance
yeah I'm definitely gonna try getting him out as much as possible
It's about a foot give or take but he has a shelf that takes up a bit of space that he hangs out on a lot that's about half of that or a little bit more, we've never had a problem with his calcium and he's active and eats well
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
i don't use hoods because of how it takes away a lot of the uvb and i don't have space for one unfortunately the bulb needs to go inside the tank
Hoods are recommended - the uvb rays are directed downward to him giving him better uvb and they- do increase intensity - that is why distance and placement is a crucial - w/ no hood he's not benefitting from the bulb
 

Xjrosie

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I recommend you upgrade to a T 5 - T 8's are good for smaller tanks- anything 40+ gallon should be a T 5 unless your tank is only 16" high then a T 8 would be fine- you can find a good uvb- at PetSmart - the Arcadia pro T 5 12% bulb 24 watt is one recommended on this forum - there are two others recommended if you would like links for them

Just a heads up, I was at PetSmart last week getting a new bulb for Thor and they had all their Arcadia bulbs marked for clearance. I would check out Dubia.com
 

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