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    Tortoise table fluorescent tube fixture

    I'm currently in the process of constructing a new table for my red foot tortoise. I'm going to put in a uvb fluorescent tube but I'm having a problem with actual figuring how to fix the tube to the table. I don't want to use a fixed plastic tube holder as they're heavy, limit how long a tube...
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    Tortoise table fluorescent tube fixture

    I'm currently in the process of constructing a new table for my red foot tortoise. I'm going to put in a uvb fluorescent tube but I'm having a problem with actual figuring how to fix the tube to the table. I don't want to use a fixed plastic tube holder as they're heavy, limit how long a tube...
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    What UVB fluorescent for an 8 year old red foot tort?

    Upgrading my current table to a new one, I've been told a uvb fluorescent tube is better than the normal uvb light I have. So my question is, what sort of uvb fluorescent tube should I get (5.0,10.0 and what length)? And what brand (Currently I'm using equipment from Exo Terra, are they good?)...
  4. yusufning

    Sulcata UVB light requirements (CFL bulb)

    HI everyone, I have a question, I have a compact fluorescent 26w UVB 10.0. What is the ideal height for Sulcata? Currently, it is set up at approximately 12inches (30cm) from the shell. Kind regards :)
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    UVB Lights are confusing!

    I wondered if anybody would be able to help. I'm all set up ready and waiting to get my tortoise however i'm still so confused about the UVB lighting! (obviously he will not be brought until I've sorted this!) I've heard alot of good things about the: Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp (this looks as...
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    Red foot tortoise heat lamp and UVB lamp

    I'm going to built my 7 year old female red foot tortoise a new tortoise table and I'm wondering what heat bulb/lamp is recommended, and what wattage/heat it would need to be, I got recommended a ceramic bulb would be best as it gives out no light. Also what type of UV bulb should I get, a...
  7. ilovekitty666

    Bar table Sulcata enclosure! Looking for lighting and heating suggestions.

    Hey everybody I'm Nick, the handy half of the ilovekitty team. First off, Id really like to just thank everybody on the forum here, without you guys i would probably be telling Katlyyn to just go throw them in the fish tank. Thankfully though I found you guys and i am now working on giving our...
  8. TortoisePal

    New tortoise Owner

    I have been earning the money to get a Baby Russian Tortoise. The cute little creatures always attracted me, so I decided I wanted one of my own. I did the research on how to care for them, what they eat, what their habitat requires, all that fun stuff. Everything is set up except for the light...
  9. margosha

    ZooMed T8 10.0 Tube Lighting Question

    I am currently using the ZooMed 10.0 T8 18" tube light for my baby Russian tortoise's enclosure. It is about 15" away from him, which is as close as I can get due to the size of the tank. Is that an ok distance or too far? Would a reflector help if it's too far? Thanks!
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    Habitat setup help

    hey guys! So I posted a bit ago last week about my sick sulcata. Since then he has passed, but I’ve been trying to make my habitat suitable to my other baby sulcata. I’ve come to a dilemma of how to set it up when it comes to heat. I have switched my uvb/uva bulb to a mercury vapor heat bulb...
  11. BradKellerDA

    T5 and T8 bulbs and fixtures?

    Hello all, I was looking into getting a 3 or 4 foot long uvb bulb to cover most of the indoor enclosure for the upcoming winter months. I was having a difficult time finding the fixtures for most of these bulbs outside of just using an aquarium/terrarium hood. I was wondering what you all would...
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