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Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by Hero, Mar 16, 2006.

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  1. dragongrl

    dragongrl Member

    I haven't considered two long tubes..I'll have to get the second one later though..I've already spent a fortune building. We learned alot from the experience though(you learn from your mistakes) ..thanks for the ideas
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    When dealing with flourescent tubes I always recommend the longest tube that will reach. The more of the cage that is under the UVB the better.
     
  3. zoo med makes a 10.0 which is suppose to be effective up to 20" away the 8.0 are only good a couple of inches away besides having a higher uvb output they are more effective at surface level in the enclosure go with a 10.0 just try to keep from being to close to a basking spot to avoid radiation burns
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    You are not going to get radiation burns from a flourescent no matter how close to a basking spot you get. They don't even come remotely close to generating the UV that the sun does.
     
  5. Hide Clyde

    Hide Clyde Elite Member

    I agree completely with Merlin. I don't believe you could get burned from any fluorescent tube outside of maybe a lab envirment. For the most part that would go for MVB bulbs as well. I believe the heat from them would drive you away long before there were any problems.
     
  6. SpindleHead

    SpindleHead Elite Member

    Does anyone use MVB lights here? I am curious because I would like to get one but if it puts out alot of heat it may be too much for my enclosure.
     
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