Arcadia Thermal Zoo Pro?

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Sorry for all the questions, but I have more, lol.
I think I figured out the UVB thing and want to get the Arcadia T5 12% for my leopard tortoises enclosure, The enclosure is an A frame w/ a height of 29in so there is room. Then I saw that they have a combo fixture with basking, heating, UVB and LED called the Thermal Zoo Pro. Has anyone tried this, would it be good for her? Anyone know where I can buy one? I can't seem to find them online.
If this doesn't work, I would still like to get the T5 and an LED strip to brighten up her enclosure a bit more. Any suggestions on retailers or a better way to do this?
Thanks again for all your help.
 

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I think the "Zoo Pro" is just a fixture (not an all-in-one bulb) that has individual ports for three different bulbs...
 

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Do not get a combo fixture. They are a waste of money and really of no use.
Get radiant heat panel or che's for night heat and if added day heat is needed. The tube florescent uvb lights/bulbs are the best for uvb.
 

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I think the "Zoo Pro" is just a fixture (not an all-in-one bulb) that has individual ports for three different bulbs...
Correct, Its has 4 ports. One for UVB stip, one for LED strip, and 2 in the middle for basking/flood and heat. I just like that I only have to hang one thing, lol.
 

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Do not get a combo fixture. They are a waste of money and really of no use.
Get radiant heat panel or che's for night heat and if added day heat is needed. The tube florescent uvb lights/bulbs are the best for uvb.
Perfect! thank you. Any idea where I can get the Arcadia T5 tube fixture and light?
 

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Correct, Its has 4 ports. One for UVB stip, one for LED strip, and 2 in the middle for basking/flood and heat. I just like that I only have to hang one thing, lol.

If it works for your set up, then it works. lol
 

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I think it's easier with separate fixtures to tweak and micro-adjust the effects.

Reptile keepers all end up being some part Engineer because of all the trial-error-tweak-upgrade-learning that's involved. Having to continually fine-tune is not a sign of failure...that's just the process.

Your pet will benefit ultimately from all of your attentive care. Once you've learned and applied the basics, you can streamline, collate, and beautify at any point down the line. First focus on creating a live-able environment.
 

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I think it's easier with separate fixtures to tweak and micro-adjust the effects.

Reptile keepers all end up being some part Engineer because of all the trial-error-tweak-upgrade-learning that's involved. Having to continually fine-tune is not a sign of failure...that's just the process.

Your pet will benefit ultimately from all of your attentive care. Once you've learned and applied the basics, you can streamline, collate, and beautify at any point down the line. First focus on creating a live-able environment.

"Reptile keepers all end up being some part Engineer"

Ain't that the truth 😁 I can't even tell you how much I've spent in the past few years on zip ties and duct tape lol.
 
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