Will this UVB lamp be sufficient?

J4ckdaw-

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Thoughts? It is a 39w, 14%, D3+ arcadia uvb light that comes with a reflector. Will this be sufficient for a growing 6mo old beardie?
 

J4ckdaw-

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Yes but how big is the tank? 14% is a really strong bulb-- if your using a 40 gallon it's going to be too much - you want a 24" w/ a 12% bulb
Thank you, I have a 40 gallon at the moment. It’s time I replace my UVB fixture but my usual isn’t in stock, and, due to shipping and stockage issues won’t be in stock for roughly another month. I might order online, I used a 22.5” UVB tube that was 24w and 12%
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Thank you, I have a 40 gallon at the moment. It’s time I replace my UVB fixture but my usual isn’t in stock, and, due to shipping and stockage issues won’t be in stock for roughly another month. I might order online, I used a 22.5” UVB tube that was 24w and 12%
Ok why are you replacing the fixture? Pet Smart carries the Arcadia pro T 5 12% bulb - is that where you are? You can also use a sunblaster nano tech fixture but you need to change the bulb out it comes w/ so you could get just the Arcadia 12% bulb from pangeareptiles online
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
Thank you, I have a 40 gallon at the moment. It’s time I replace my UVB fixture but my usual isn’t in stock, and, due to shipping and stockade issues won’t be in stock for roughly another month. I might order online,
Ok why are you replacing the fixture? Pet Smart carries the Arcadia pro T 5 12% bulb - is that where you are? You can also use a sunblaster nano tech fixture but you need to change the bulb out it comes w/ so you could get just the Arcadia 12% bulb from pangeareptiles online
I’m replacing it because it is quite old and my current reflector broke (thanks a lot, cats). Yes, Petsmart is in my area but I checked tonight and they don’t have any in stock. I have a local herp shop that has the correct bulb in stock but it doesn’t come with a reflector. I also read that the wattage has to be higher since it was placed on a metal mesh top, is this true or more internet nonsense? Thanks,
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I’m replacing it because it is quite old and my current reflector broke (thanks a lot, cats). Yes, Petsmart is in my area but I checked tonight and they don’t have any in stock. I have a local herp shop that has the correct bulb in stock but it doesn’t come with a reflector. I also read that the wattage has to be higher since it was placed on a metal mesh top, is this true or more internet nonsense? Thanks,
Yes screens block approx 30% of uvb rays -- fine mesh like a screen door inside the tank a wide hole type it can go on top distance is different as well
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
Yes screens block approx 30% of uvb rays -- fine mesh like a screen door inside the tank a wide hole type it can go on top distance is different as well
But if it blocks 30% UVB would 14% be alright or still too much? I’m placing it above my tank over a metal screen mesh.
 

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It should be ok just make sure your beardie has a place to hide and get out of it if it needs to.
 

J4ckdaw-

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It should be ok just make sure your beardie has a place to hide and get out of it if it needs to.
I’ve been told 14% is a bit extreme for a 40 gallon, but is it still if it’s placed over a metal mesh that blocks 30% UVB? Leo has one hide on his cool side and one hide on his warm side.
 

xp29

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You can aways prop it up on the ends to raise it a but above the screen if your worried. As long as he has a place to go, he'll move if it's to strong. Just watch him and see how he responds
 

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