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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:26 PM

I just want to get some opinions on the lighting and heating a tort should have. And does anyone have any pictures of their tort table with lighhting so I can see the set up? It is so much easier to understand when you can see a picture.
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Stephanie


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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:08 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 27-04-07 AT 02:09 PM (GMT)]I have a converted wardrobe fore my hermanns with a powersun lamp for uva and heat. on the cool end i have a strip light as the size of my enclosure ment i needed extra light. The picture was taken befor i got the strip light


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:49 AM

Thanks so much! I have right now a 60 watt heat emitter, a 5.0 reti-sun bulb and I was going to get a 10.0 strip light also. Does that sound ok?


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:10 PM

It depends on what tort you get. My star only need a basking light and a uv strip. I have a warm house so dont need extra. As you can see the Hermanns have the powersun lamp. For most torts the lamp is the best option. I looked in to getting a leopard. I would have used the lamp and the heat emmitter at night. in the end i dident get one i got the star. Also whot kind of enclosure are you getting.


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Posted 29 April 2007 - 11:55 PM

I have him in a tort table (shelf turned on its back). I ended up getting a 100 watt basking bulb. So now I have that and a 60 watt heat emitter and a 5.0 repi-sun bulb. I was going to replace the 5.0 bulb with a 10.0 strip light though I think because of the shelf being big. What do you think of that set up. Oh, also I was going to use the basking bulb and repi-sun bulb in the day then the heat emitter at night. ??????
Stephanie


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:51 PM

Whot temps are you getting in the day hot end and cold end.


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:01 PM

It is about 90-95 on the warm end and abot 70-75 at the cool end


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 07:56 AM

Ok that sounds right:-) I will go of and check with a leapard keeper but i think its ok





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