lighting

  1. M

    UVB help

    Can I use this UVB for hatchlings (5 weeks old) They live in a tortoise house at the moment while a larger more appropriate enclosure is being built. What do you recommend? A strip light? 10 or higher? How high?
  2. C

    Mercury Vapor Bulb Recommendations

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking to switch my Yellow Belly Slider from a separate Heat and UVB bulb to a Mercury Vapor Bulb. Sheldyn was just at the vet because she wasn't feeling well and the Dr. recommended switching to a Mercury Vapor Bulb. Can you let me know what brand you use, what wattage...
  3. V

    Wooden habitat with black mold underneath

    I have a Hermanns, and he is not himself. I was given the tortoise by someone who did not want him any longer. He came in a ZooMed Tortoise House. Given the humidity needs etc it did not seem like the correct habitat. His house is on the floor in the kitchen which is above the garage so it can...
  4. S

    MVB pyramiding

    my mum and I picked up a MVB bulb to try for Colin over the next few months before he goes into an outdoor enclosure for the warmer months. I posted a thread about the tube lights yesterday and we went to pick a new one up + fixtures today but they didn't have any of the ones we were looking...
  5. EllisEditz

    Are these lights suitable for my redfoot tortoise?

    just wondering if these lights i have for my 12month old redfoot are suitable :)
  6. EllisEditz

    (Extension Cables) for lighting equipment!

    I have a one plug socket only with two plug ports, which isn’t too good for me as I need 4 ports but I do have extension cables do you recommend using them or would they possibly blow my equipment?‍♂️?
  7. Gdrami

    HELP WITH UVB SETUP PLEASE - HERMANNS TORT

    Hey everyone, I’m at the point where I’m super frustrated with myself for not having the correct uvb lighting for my tort, he’s starting to form a tiny bit of pyramiding and I’m extremely upset with myself so if someone can please help me with his uvb. I’ve recently got him a dome heat and uvb...
  8. A

    How to set up lighting in a vivarium ?

    Hi all, I have had my tort for coming up to a year and have had him in a small vivarium that I put on a dresser, and purchased a long light stand so the lights are above the lid of the enclosure. I want to get a bigger cabinet vivarium (like the one in picture) as he is growing but I don’t...
  9. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    How long should my uvb light be

    Hi, I’m currently planning to build a bigger enclosure for my two marginated tortoises. They are around 6 inches long so I’m going to a 4 x 8 foot enclosure. How big should my I’ve light be for that size enclosure?
  10. N

    Help with lighting / mounting to arm

    Hi everyone, I'm about to buy this tortoise table (pictured), however I'm very confused as to how I set up the lights on the arm, and what products I need to buy. (I've heard a reflective lamp is good?) I'm UK based if anyone has any links! I'd greatly appreciate it. My tort is a 10 year old...
  11. keiferdoss

    Can't Find Any Incandescent Flood Lights

    I can't seem to find any incandescent flood light bulbs that are local or available to ship to me. Any recommendations on alternative lighting for a basking spot? I was wondering if anyone has used a CHE bulb for the basking spot or if that wouldn't work. I'm getting a baby eastern Hermann's...
  12. snailpeekoutofshell

    Zoo Med T8 ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Fluorescent Lamp

    Hello! For the days when I can't get my Russian out in time for good UV rays or in winter, I wanted to be prepared with a good UV light for him instead of waiting until the time comes... Zoo Med T8 ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Fluorescent Lamp This is the one I was looking at, and I've been looking for...
  13. Otis-RussianTort

    Enclosure Upgrade for Otis!!

    I know size could be bigger, but I am really proud of myself for the changes I have made in the last week for Otis! ? larger enclosure, deeper substrate, hide on the cool side, new light fixture with reptisun 10.0 bulb, and soaking pellets before serving with greens. Basking temp is 100-102...
  14. S

    Lighting set up....send help!

    I recently got a baby Florida box turtle. The hardest thing im struggling with is getting his light set up correct. I've been doing my research but keep finding mixed answers. So I'm coming here to get all over your opinions on how you all have your lights set up for your enclosure? Any help...
  15. daddy_frankenstein

    Is my Greek tortoise getting enough UVB? [Photos attached]

    Hi there! New to the forum but wanted a second opinion on whether my tortoise is getting enough UVB light. My tortoise is set up in a converted wardrobe, half of which is taken up by another tortoise enclosure (which I've not attached as their tortoise set up isn't mine to share) - The two...
  16. D

    Mega-Ray Mercury Vapor 100 watts Bulb height

    How high should I put my mvb for a baby hatchling sulcata?.
  17. 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?
  18. L

    UV

    Hi, I have a 6-7 month od sulcata and I just came across the best way to raise them post, so I'm implementing changes. A few questions: 1. What is the proper UV strength (exposure number)? 2. is a basking bulb necessary for both heat AND light, or could it also be an infrared "night" heat...
  19. Isabel Casiño

    Help me pick a UVB lamp for young RF??

    I’m still really new to taking care of INDOOR red foot tortoises, I took care of adult RF (20-25 years) in the Caribbean in outdoor enclosures which was easier, so I have no idea what I’m doing while setting up... I was using a 10.0 UVB lamp and I’ve been told that it BURNS my RF’s eyes so I’m...
  20. ashleymiller28

    Proper lighting for youngSulcata Tortoise tank?

    Hello! I recently just read somewhere that mercury vapor bulbs are too strong/bright/dry for young sulcata tortoises. What is a better option that will still keep temperatures hot enough?
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