Which UVB Fluorescent Bulb

Maro2Bear

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What is the best UVB Fluorescent bulb and fixture? There are so many reviews it's confusing.
  • What kind, size, age of tortoise are you keeping?
  • Whats the enclosure look like?
  • Does your tortoise get outside at all?
Take a read of the UV Lighting Section that Tom has here in the Sulcata section.

 

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Redfoot hatchling about 5 mo. Currently in large black storage box, 17.5" X 26", 8" deep. He goes outside 30 min or more each day, but that won't happen in the winter. We live in the Austin, TX area, warm/hot and humid. I suppose I'm asking which brand is the best and most dependable.
 

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At 8" you have options
You can use an older T8 5.0 UVB florescent tube lamp
Or a T5 5.0 UVB florescent lamp and raise it up a bit.
The photo is of one of mine. All T5.
I bought one from BIG ALS PETS and two from LLL REPTILES.
Expect to spend about $50.
 

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Mrsbongi

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At 8" you have options
You can use an older T8 5.0 UVB florescent tube lamp
Or a T5 5.0 UVB florescent lamp and raise it up a bit.
The photo is of one of mine. All T5.
I bought one from BIG ALS PETS and two from LLL REPTILES.
Expect to spend about $50.
Thank you. Picking one up at Petsmart tomorrow.
 

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