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Russian Tortoise Light Question

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by sarrylove, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. sarrylove

    sarrylove Member

    We are building a new enclosure for our russian tortoise. It is going to be a little over 4ft long and 2ft wide. We want to make sure we will have enough lights for her. What do you suggest? This enclosure will be larger than the one she has now. Now we have 10.0 UVB and a heat lamp on the other side as well as a heat mat.
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    I would add a Mercury Vapor bulb as well as the tubes. Put the tubes in the middle and the MVB for the basking spot. I would Nix the heat mat, they tend to burrow to get cooler.
     
  3. sarrylove

    sarrylove Member

    will the 10.0 tube light be enough for the tank?
     
  4. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    10.0 is enough, as long as it's the length of the cage. and within 8 inches of her.
     

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