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Reptisun 2.0

Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by Ahura, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. Ahura

    Ahura Elite Member

    ZooMed makes the bulb and it says it produces UVA and UVB. It also produces heat (100 watt). Is the UVA UVB sufficient? Or should I go with a regular ExoTerra bulb with a separate UVA UVB bulb that runs along the tank?
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Depends on what you are using it for. Different herps have different needs.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I think that you are getting your bulbs confused.
    The reptisun 2.0 is a fluorescent bulb. It doesn't come in 100 watt and produces no heat.
    And any UVB bulb will also be generating UVA
     
  4. Ahura

    Ahura Elite Member

    Yes I did confuse my bulbs. It's called the Powersun UV by Zoo Med. It is 100 watt and says it produces UVA and UVB. It is a self ballasted mercury vapor bulb. My question is whether this bulb will produce adequate amounts of UVB. It will be for a BTS in a 75 gallon aquarium.

    Roughly 48'' L 18'' W 20'' H

    It is a little high but I will add 3-4 inches of substrate and a raised basking area.
     
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