RE: [UVB_Meter_Owners] best uvb for a bearded dragon
- Hello Vee,
The word is that the Arcadia and the ZooMed T5 HO tubes are the best as of now. I have seen way to many times Arcadia really over recommending the amount of tubes to use so be very carful with these kind of recommendations. I don't like to see any more than 1/3 of the habitat covered by Dr Baines says 1/2 the habitat. From what i have seen, I believe the 24" one will do well specially at the distance you are looking at and may be to close if they have reflectors attached. I have seen 4 4' tubes recommended by the distributors, but that's sales for you.
Some people with actual experience here may have more to say on what they prefer.
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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:43:55 +0000
Subject: [UVB_Meter_Owners] best uvb for a bearded dragon
Hello, i looked through the files briefly to see if there were breed specific files before i came and bothered you guys with my questions.
My main question would be, how do we really know which linear tube UVB has the best output and for the longest duration? i dont really want to become a researcher to find this out, specially since computer seems to be hurting my eyes lately.. i have always just went with what "everyone" says is the best.
I currently use the reptisun 10.0 tube in all my tanks. Some are top of screen and some inside tank. The ones on top of screen, i make sure the basking spot is higher.. my basking spot range from 8- 12 inches away from uvb.
Also, does the reptiles uvb hurt us in any way? since getting these reptiles, i have noticed my eyes are more sensitive (always feel like tired eyes) could be coincidence.. but not even sure if you guys (or gals) can even answer that..
Thanks in advance,
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