UVB questions

Imjoloki

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Ollie
I just got a 40 gallon tank for my baby beardie Ollie upgraded from a 10 gallon I had him in for about a week. I know it's not recommended but I had no choice but to use a compact UVB bulb and am now looking to upgrade his lights so my question is can I use a arcadia t5 12% light on my 40 gallon tank I would have it sit on the top and it will be around 8-9 inches from the highest spot. I've read that it should be 12 inches mounted inside but on top I'm wondering since it blocks some of the UV would I be able to use it with no health issues.. new beardie owner her please help me keep my boy healthy .
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Yes just give him a few levels to adjust where he wants to be
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I just got a 40 gallon tank for my baby beardie Ollie upgraded from a 10 gallon I had him in for about a week. I know it's not recommended but I had no choice but to use a compact UVB bulb and am now looking to upgrade his lights so my question is can I use a arcadia t5 12% light on my 40 gallon tank I would have it sit on the top and it will be around 8-9 inches from the highest spot. I've read that it should be 12 inches mounted inside but on top I'm wondering since it blocks some of the UV would I be able to use it with no health issues.. new beardie owner her please help me keep my boy healthy .
It depends on the screen - screens always determine where a uvb needs to go- please post a pic of the screen
 

Imjoloki

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Ollie
It depends on the screen - screens always determine where a uvb needs to go- please post a pic of the screen
Here is a pic of his set up also so you can see the distance from the light.. he likes to chill on his lil temple in the center most of the day
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Here is a pic of his set up also so you can see the distance from the light.. he likes to chill on his lil temple in the center most of the day
That looks to be wide hole- can you post a better pic of the screen I want to make sure it's a wide hole-
 

Imjoloki

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Ollie
Sorry lol here ya go
 

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