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jaysparks

Member Since 20 May 2017
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In Topic: Best Uvb Tube For Hermanns?

27 June 2017 - 11:13 AM

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Anything below 12" would be putting your torts in danger.[/quote]

Could you be more specific please?

 

boettgeri 


In Topic: Best Uvb Tube For Hermanns?

26 June 2017 - 08:35 PM

What species do you keep? Are the in a Viv? Anything below 12" would be putting your torts in danger.

Current setup http://imgur.com/a/s3TsdI have a hermanns. The MVB is 12 inches from the ground.


In Topic: Best Uvb Tube For Hermanns?

26 June 2017 - 02:20 PM

Hello

 

For people who need some information on UV and heat set-up, below is the set for my two Hermann babies when they stay in their indoors enclosure:

 

Megaray bulb 100W + dome kit. The bulb provides heat and UV at the same time. The dome is to direct the heat and UV downwards.

http://www.megaray.c...-kit-p-561.html

 

Arcadia D3+ T5 Reptile Lamp (it is actually a UV strip/tube). The UV strips come different lengths therefore they have different wattage. UV strips provide UV light only, no heat.

https://www.reptiles...lamp-t5-12-uvb/

 

Arcadia T5 Reflector for T5 Tube. This is the reflector, so that the UV light is glaring down in the enclosure and not in the room.

https://www.reptiles...-t5-reflectors/

 

Arcadia T5 Twin Controller. You need to pick the one which has the same wattage as the UV strip. For example if you pick the longest UV tube which is 54W, you need to buy the Twin controller of 54W. You basically connect each end of the the UV strip with the twin controller and then plug the controller in a normal wall socket.

https://www.reptiles...-t5-controller/

 

I put the UV strips at 30cm above ground of indoor enclosure.

UV strips need be changed every 6 months.

Megaray bulbs need to be changed once a year.

 

i hope this helps.

 

Sabina

Can I used the 54 watt ballast with the 24 watt tube?


In Topic: Best Uvb Tube For Hermanns?

26 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

I use  2 x T5  as they are more powerful and use less energy - 12% . I only cover 50% of the setup with these.

 

How far away from the tortoise is your light set up? I only have 12 inches of height on my set up? and what brand are you using? 


In Topic: Best Uvb Tube For Hermanns?

24 June 2017 - 04:42 PM

Hi, yes from what I've been told the T5 are better if you look on swell reptiles they sell both the tube and controller together  https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/ :)

Hi, what brand of tube do you use?