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New To Tortoise Is There Any Good Light That Do Both Uv And Heat


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#1 garywomack1986

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:41 PM

Im looking into getting my 1 st tortoise but wanting to get my set up right for it i am wanting to no what is the best light that does both uv and heat there so many how do i no which is best

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:45 PM

Ive used lots of different lamps in the thirty years I've kept them, but always come back to the megaray. It's the most reliable and gives good light which encourages activity. For a small tortoise table 100 watts is fine. Hope this helps ;)

#3 garywomack1986

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

Do i need to keep the light on 24/7 on could i put it on a time

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:37 AM

No, you need to simulate daylight hours as near as possible, but most tortoises dig down naturally at 4-5pm, so there's no point in leaving them on after this. Have a look at basic husbandry requirements before getting one, as there are no shortcuts and you need to be sure everything is in place and running properly ahead of time ;)

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 03:40 AM

Hi Gary, welcome to the forum. :)

Im with Sue on this one I also use the Mega-ray bulbs, here you go.  https://t.co/mhlBS6fQ0a  :)



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:47 AM

Thanks and im wanting to get it all set up and running for a few days before i pick my tortoise up make sure temps are right and everything in place

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:57 AM

Thanks and im wanting to get it all set up and running for a few days before i pick my tortoise up make sure temps are right and everything in place


Nice one. Make sure you get it from a good breeder and not a pet outlet and you won't go far wrong :)

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:03 PM

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