Post by prism_wolf on Sept 25, 2004 6:32:14 GMT -8
Honestly...the UVB meter is SO worth it's weight in gold. It is an expense at first, but it does pay for itself in about 18 months...or when you would normally change out your tubes.
I have had my Reptisun 5.0's for almost a year and a half now. They are very much on the low end now, but I'm using the Mega Ray in conjunction with them. But the Reptisun's were plugging out a 50 on the meter and were bought in April of 2003.
This is extreme and most UVBs deteriorate in much less time. But this is a good example of WHY the meter is such a good investment. I would have discarded two perfectly good bulbs way before I needed to.