Should I change a UVB bulb for a plant growth light??

Tortoise_Tarzan

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i have a BioActive tortoise enclosure and I want the plants to do a little better. I currently have an Arcadia light which lets of UVB and UVA so he gets most of his UVB there but I also have a long tube UVB light. I was wondering if it would be okay if I switched over to a Arcadia jungle dawn LED rather than the UVB tube, he also has D3 calcium powder that I put on his weeds and flowers twice a week. In the summer he’s in his outdoor enclosure as well, Would he still be getting enough UVB if I changed? Thanks.
 

Tom

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Rather than switching, I would simply add the plant bulb and run both. LEDs don't use much power and they don't make much heat.
 

JaySparks

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Just use add a jungle dawn or have the enclosure next to a window.
 
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