I have a Aqueon Strip Light 20 inch T8 in Hiccups tank - is this sufficient? Also how long should they be sitting under that UVB per day? I think I need to move it to where hes under it like the basking light- each light is to the back of the tank but on opposite sides of the tank so to speak-- the UVB does not completely reach the basking side so I was wondering if it should be moved?
Never heard of the brand , what is it's %UVA and %UVB rating ?
If it's a T8 tube - I suspect it's not adequate since it's not specifically designed to produce a full spectrum with the appropriate characteristic microwatts flux vs wavelength for reptiles and it's likely cheap ==> made in china.
Their tubes ARE NOT ADEQUATE for a bearded dragon, even their STRONGEST T8 Floramax: Fluorescent Lamp (emits some UV) is NOT adequate.
I'd be installing an Arcadia 12%UVB 18" T8 tube or a Zoo Med 10%UVB 18" tube or a Exo Terra Repti-Glo UVB 10.0 Desert T8 - 45cm 15w in it.
The hood itself is OK , see https://www.aqueon.com/products/lighting/t8-fluorescent-strip-lights
but being T8 , you will need to mount it and the T8 UVB tube you plan to use in it , UNDER the lid of the tank and no farther than 6" from the basking spot if you install an Arcadia T8 12%UVB tube , a Zoo Med T8 10%UVB tube will need to be 20% closer..
Here is a guide to follow : viewtopic.php?f=34&t=235611
It's OK to have a UV tube that is not as long as the tank , the pet dragon will appreciate the UVA and UVB gradients from intense / very high to moderate / low .