Lighting and Heating Mercury vapor bulb.

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Hmm I'm not sure, would you be able to tell me? I'm looking for an all in one tube. so like solar glo, powersun, megaray, all of that only comes in bulbs. I was wondering if they sell them in tubes or know any one fluorescent tube that provide all 3 uvb, uva, and heat?
 

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Does any company make a mercury vapor bulb in long tubes as oppose to just a regular bulb shape?
These is no all-in-one bulb that work for tortoises. You need several different types of bulbs to do several different things.

What species and size tortoise are we talking about? What is the over night low temp in your house in winter where the tortoise enclosure sits?
 
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These is no all-in-one bulb that work for tortoises. You need several different types of bulbs to do several different things.

What species and size tortoise are we talking about? What is the over night low temp in your house in winter where the tortoise enclosure sits?
Is the one I suggested inefficient?
 
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These is no all-in-one bulb that work for tortoises. You need several different types of bulbs to do several different things.

What species and size tortoise are we talking about? What is the over night low temp in your house in winter where the tortoise enclosure sits?

Hello! I have 3 pancake tortoise hatchlings.
I wanted to switch out my solar glo with a longer linear tube light like the Arcadia. I wanted to switch it out because I wanted to build a bigger closed chamber enclosure for them 2 x 4 ft. I see that there are a lot of suggestions for which linear light to use BUT my question is, is there one that provides both uva uvb and HEAT? in a linear shape rather than a bulb shape? All mercury vapor bulb comes in bulb shape like solar glo, power sun, megaray. So do you know any that does all 3 and is linear? If not, what would you suggest to use alongside a linear uva uvb bulb. What heating element would you use? I prefer if I just have one light fixture I think having too many fixture is kind of ugly so I’d like to avoid having one fixture for linear uvb and one heat dome lamp. But if I have too I will. I just wanted to keep it uniformed and have both heat and uvb in one linear bulb or ONE linear heat one uvb linear bulb in one Linear fixture. Hopefully that makes sense.
these are my current setup
Any suggestions or improvement I can make?

-thrive dual dome lamp rated for 150
-thrive ceramic heater 100 watt
-solar glo 80 watt.
-temperature by the moss hide is at 75 inside its 73
-by the top of the cave it’s 95-105
- under the cave it’s 85
-By the substrate directly under the light it’s 91
-by the clay pot it’s 80
-eco earth substrate
-humidity at its highest at 70% lowest is at 50%
-currently growing seeds for them to eat but for now I give them spring mix, Timothy grass, hibiscus, succulents
-daily soak of 20 mins
-sun for about 2 hours a day.
 

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