OK I checked out the Arcadia and I need to know which bulb to buy, the choices are: 14% dragon or 12% desert, also 24, 39 or 54watt. If I install it inside tank the basking rock is about 7" from bulb (I am willing to change it if necessary). Can you advise me as to which would be best in this setup?I switched all mine to Arcadia, i have had 4 new ZooMed fixtures fail this year so im gunshy to recommend those.
OK so I'm thinking if I get the 14% I could have it on top of tank, tank is 18" high and screen will diminish some uvb, distance from basking rock to bulb would be about 10" would that be OK or should I go with 12% inside and get different basking rock.i use arcadia 12% too. distance for placement of the 12% is 12-15 inches when inside. a 14% bulb would be for a very tall tank and would be around 18-24 inches. the watt difference is based on the length. so for the 12%, 24" it is a 24 watt, i have a 36" and it is a 39 watt, and the 48" is 54 watts.
OK thanks. I'll see.what KarrieRee saysi'm not that experienced with the 14% so i'd ask @KarrieRee about it. i just know the 18-24 for inside cause i wrote it on a post-it note at one point when she was talking with someone else about it.
i like inside the tank better myself because it is direct lighting, but i also have a solid top so don't have the option of placing on top. my tank is 24" high.
I did get a solar meter, which showed my present tube bulb wasn't putting out enough uvbI also use the 24 inch 12%, all 3 are inside the habitats. If your going above the screem probably the 14% to make up for the screen, its all kindda a guessing game anyway if you don't have a solarmeter to measure the actual uv percentage.