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UVB Bulbs

Discussion in 'Product Questions' started by dannigd, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. dannigd

    dannigd Elite Member

    Ok. Does anyone know which UVB heat bulbs are the best out there? I have been buying Sun Glo and I am sick of spending money all the time because they blow out every other week.

    How are Reptile Halogen Bulbs? Or are Zoo-Med POWER SUN Pro-Series Reptile Bulbs really worth the money you pay for them? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Danni
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The reptile halogen bulbs are NOT UVB producing bulbs! All they produce is visible light and heat.
    I'd go Megaray!
     
  4. dannigd

    dannigd Elite Member

    Ok. I need help. I was going to buy the Mega-Ray bulb, however all the sites I found are out of stock. Anyone know where I purchase this bulb at?
     
  5. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I think they are back-ordered right now. I'm waiting myself.
     
  6. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

  7. dannigd

    dannigd Elite Member

    They are on back-order except for the 160-watt bulb. And I don't think that would be very good for my Yoshi. I'll have to wait just like everyone else.
     
  8. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    Is 160-watt bulb not okay? (I have anoles)
     
  9. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Depends on how big your enclosure is. 160-watts is a LOT of heat. You would need something about 55 - 75 gallons for that.
     
  10. dannigd

    dannigd Elite Member

    You think a 160-watt would be fine for a 125-gallon then?
     
  11. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    I have a 160-watt in a 20-L. Lol
     
  12. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Yeah, I think a 160-watt would be fine for a 125-gallon tank. If the basking spot gets too hot, raise the lamp up a few inches.
     
  13. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    Question - if a 160-watt tube light UVB is too much for a 20-L, why do my anoles try to get as close to it as they can?
     
  14. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    160-watt tube? I am not sure what you are referring to. Never seen a 160-watt tube!
     
  15. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    Tube style light.. the long ones that flicker a few times before they turn on?
     
  16. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    What brand of bulb is this. The UVB bulbs are not tube shaped except for flourescents.
     
  17. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Do you mean like a 24" florescent tube? If so, there is no way it is a 160-watt. These are the specs for those:

    18" 15 watt T-8 5.0 UVB
    24" 18 watt T-12 10.0 UVB
    36" 30 watt T-12 10.0 UVB
    48" 40 watt T-12 10.0 UVB

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  18. cslammon

    cslammon Elite Member

    My apologies, I read the box wrong.
     
  19. dannigd

    dannigd Elite Member

    Am I correct that the flourescent tube bulbs only produce UVB and not that much heat?

    If this is true, then this is why your anoles are trying to get close to the bulbs.
     
  20. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    You are correct.
    Flourescents are not any good as a heat source.
     
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