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jaysparks

Member Since 20 May 2017
Offline Last Active Aug 14 2017 04:00 PM
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Will This Hurt His Eyes?

28 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

I just got a 54 watt ballast with a 39 watt 12% UV light tube from arcadia. The tube is a T5 and it hurts my eyes when I look at it. I was wondering if this will hurt my tortoises eyes the tube is about 13-14 inches from the substrate. Should I get a reflector?
This is the tube I'm using https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the relfector they sell 
https://www.amazon.c...233PC6XQT2MP5K8

http://imgur.com/a/1YElO


Best Uvb Tube For Hermanns?

24 June 2017 - 08:20 AM

I was wondering what the best tube for a hermanns is and also what ballast controller will I need for it. Is a t5 better than t8?


Ideal Enclosure For A 10 Month Old Hermanns?

23 June 2017 - 01:30 AM

I was told that if I use a tortoise table it will loose heat and humidity. what have you guys used?


Is This Normal?

22 June 2017 - 11:10 AM

If a tortoise pees clear like this is it normal? my hermans has been doing it lately. No urates whatsoever.

heres an example of what i mean.


Is My Tortoise Hibernating?

05 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

I have a 120 x 58 cage with mercury bulb. The temperatures reach 35-40 depending on how hot it is outside but its usually a stable 35c. The cold side seems to be around 24 and about 20c at night but my tortoise just seems to spend the day on his hide and he will not eat unless i hand feed him. He has been burying a lot lately my substrate is a mix of topsoil and coco coir. Should I be worried that hes not basking? i was thinking of adding an extra ceramic heat emiter for the cold side so that it warms it up in the mornings. His hide is in-between. Logan is only 10 months old and weighs 90 grams I've had him for 2 weeks and so far he has gained 3 grams.