i really am not sure if i should be using this uvb light, i had it for my Veiled Chemeleon. i just got lenard about a month ago. right now im using a 75w Sun Glo (Neodymium Daytime Lamp). should i be using by long uvb bulb also? please respond only if you are positive... thanks ....Eric
Post by prism_wolf on Sept 25, 2004 9:03:35 GMT -8
75w Sun Glo has no UVB. All this is is a very expensive basking bulb. All you need is a house bulb for this. Mark is right, there are lots of threads on this, but for quick reference...you need at the very least two 4' Reptisun 5.0s or Iguana Light 5.0s...for both species.
You will still need the basking bulb in conjunction with the flourescent tubes becuase the flourescents do not emit enough heat to even raise the temps unless resting the therm on top of them.
thanks a lot both of you.. i am pretty sure that the long uvb bulb is a 2.0.....but im not positive. do you think a 2.0 would be suitable for a 25 gallon tank? it would only be for a short while, untill i get a bigger tank..or should i just go get the 5.0?
today i went to pet supply and got the 5.0 uvb bulb. when i originally got lenard from the petstore i was told that all he needed was a basking lamp, which is all they use for the igs at the pet store . since i put the new bulb above his cage, he has been hiding from it under his plants. he never goes under the plants... he usually just chills in his basking spot. do you think he just needs to get adjusted to the new lighting??...........Eric