light fixtures

  1. toothlesstort

    Need help with baby red foot lighting!

    Hi! I'm new to the forum as well as a new tortoise owner and really need some advice. I got a 3-4 month old red foot (named Toothless!) yesterday and set up a small temporary enclosure for it. My main concern is its lighting. I'm currently just using a standard LED bulb (7 watts, warm white...
  2. K

    Having trouble setting up new enclosure for 1 year old African sulcata

    Our baby tortoise outgrew their original tank quickly and we finally found a new enclosure that’s perfect for them. However, we’re having trouble setting up the lights and heat emitter. For starters, we set up the heat emitter directly on top. Since the bulb itself wasn’t touching the wood, we...
  3. Armadillogroomer

    Help locating a specific bulb and/or hood

    Maybe I'm just tired, but I've been searching and I can't seem to find this size bulb anywhere in any brand. I found something on Amazon that could be it, but the description says made in China. All of my Zoo Med bulbs say made in Germany, so I think the Amazon one may be a fake. Anyone know...
  4. obiwantortellini

    Red foot hatchling light + heat

    I have researched so much and still am not 100% sure about lighting. We are getting a red foot hatchling next week, we will set it up in a temporary 20 gallon terrarium which is a 2x1x1 i think (yes it’s small but the breeder actually recommended this for a temporary enclosure) i know that i...
  5. F

    Lighting for my Greek tortoise

    Hi everyone! I very recently adopted a 7 year old Greek tortoise. The previous owner had kept her in a small glass tank with a zoo med double dome lighting. While I am awaiting a turtoise table to come in the mail, I have also built her an outside enclosure. My question is, when and how long...
  6. Beetle_Rain

    First time owner!

    Hi I’m going to be getting a young leopard tortoise in a few weeks and I really want to make sure I get everything as right as I can. Does anyone have any recommendations on lamps and bulbs that they found work for them?
  7. E

    What type of heat bulb do you use? Mine keeps going out!

    Hi all! I’ve been going through heat bulbs like crazy. They only seem to last a month or less. Is that normal? I usually use a zoo Med heat bulb but I’m not sure if that’s the best choice anymore. Could I be doing something wrong? Any advice is much appreciated!
  8. TheWaveCarver

    Cherryhead Tortoise Indoor Greenhouse

  9. M

    Zilla Desert Tube lighting

    Hey guys! I'm looking to buy a tube uvb light for my tourtise tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone had used a tube uvb before in an Indoor enclosure and if they could show me their setup. I'm looking to have it hang above my turtles enclosure since I dont have a screen ontip of his cage. The one...
  10. CliffordtheredfootTORT

    Lighting for red foot hatchlings.

    Ok so I have been looking at about a thousand threads now about lighting and there are so many different opinions my Brain is gonna explode! I will be getting a Redfoot hatchling soon and want everything to be perfect when he/she arrives! Right now I have a enclosure that is 3 feet long 2 feet...
  11. yusufning

    Comparison between UVB Level and Power Wattage

    I have a question (more like a comparison), hopefully someone can shed a light on this: for easy comparison, say from a 30cm height (12 inches) isnt it the same for example: Exoterra UVB150, 13Watt with Exoterra UVB100 26Watt in terms of UVB the first one it has a high level of UVB but low...
  12. B

    tortoise table fluorescent tube fixture

    I've recently purchased two Arcadia products, the Ultra Seal fluorescent lighting controller and the lamp reflector. I'm trying to implement both of these products into my tortoise table but I'm having trouble. Could I possibly use zip ties to secure the light into place (zip tie the wires to...
  13. B

    Tortoise table fluorescent tube fixture

    I've recently purchased two Arcadia products, the Ultra Seal fluorescent lighting controller and the lamp reflector. I'm trying to implement both of these products into my tortoise table but I'm having trouble. Could I possibly use zip ties to secure the light into place (zip tie the wires to...
  14. B

    Fluorescent tube position and fixture

    I've currently trying to attach my fluorescent tube to my tortoise table. From my understanding it's recommended the tube should be around 30 cms off the floor of the tortoise table. I'm having trouble in finding a way on how to do this. I was planning on attaching hooks to the piece of wood...
  15. B

    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...
  16. B

    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...
  17. B

    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?)...
  18. 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 :)
  19. B

    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...
  20. V

    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...
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