UVB placement help

Kellyjc

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Beardie name(s)
Zeni
I know this probably gets posted on here a lot but I’m having trouble figuring out where to place the UVB light. We used a coil and recently changed to a tube uvb. We have the hood and the tube is a Reptisun 5.0 UVB t5.

Should I place it outside or inside his tank?

Im attaching pictures of the new UVB, the mesh and his tank. It’s a 40 gallon

Thank you for the help !

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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I know this probably gets posted on here a lot but I’m having trouble figuring out where to place the UVB light. We used a coil and recently changed to a tube uvb. We have the hood and the tube is a Reptisun 5.0 UVB t5.

Should I place it outside or inside his tank?

Im attaching pictures of the new UVB, the mesh and his tank. It’s a 40 gallon

Thank you for the help !

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Please get the 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb -- the 5.0 is not strong enough to go thru your screen w/ the T 5 it can sit on top placed directly over the basking decor piece approx 8-10 inches -- and I would get 2 digital probe thermometers place one on the cool side temps should be 80 's or so and the surface basking temps should be 105-110 for the little one --- the stick ons are inaccurate and give only ambient temps -- I would also replace the paper in the tank w/ some textured NON adhesive shelf liner cut to the size of the tank and clean w/ vinegar /water 50/50 --- you can find this at Walmart or your local home improvement store --
 

Kellyjc

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Zeni
Please get the 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb -- the 5.0 is not strong enough to go thru your screen w/ the T 5 it can sit on top placed directly over the basking decor piece approx 8-10 inches -- and I would get 2 digital probe thermometers place one on the cool side temps should be 80 's or so and the surface basking temps should be 105-110 for the little one --- the stick ons are inaccurate and give only ambient temps -- I would also replace the paper in the tank w/ some textured NON adhesive shelf liner cut to the size of the tank and clean w/ vinegar /water 50/50 --- you can find this at Walmart or your local home improvement store --

I am buying the 10.0 uvb bulb, so whenever I get that one it’s okay to place on top of the mesh ?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I am buying the 10.0 uvb bulb, so whenever I get that one it’s okay to place on top of the mesh ?
Is the the 10.0 a long tube or a coil? The coil goes in a dome you don't want that - depending on the long tube bulb T 5 or T 8 will determine on your screen- for a 40+ gallon tank a T 5 is recommended
 

Kellyjc

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Zeni
Is the the 10.0 a long tube or a coil? The coil goes in a dome you don't want that - depending on the long tube bulb T 5 or T 8 will determine on your screen- for a 40+ gallon tank a T 5 is recommended
Im buying a 10.0 tube uvb light because the hood came with a 5.0. It’s also a T5
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Im buying a 10.0 tube uvb light because the hood came with a 5.0. It’s also a T5
Ok good - placement for a T 5 w/ no screen is 12-15 inches directly above the basking decor or for a wide hole type on top is 8-10 inches directly above the basking decor
 

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