1. R

    UVB help!

    Hello everyone thank you for taking the time to read this. I have a 5 month old red foot and with winter coming I won’t be able to take him outside for his UVB anymore. What type of UVB light should I get it and how long should I use it daily? It would hang approximately 2 feet above his...
  2. Z

    Is this a good bulb?

    Does anyone know if this is a good bulb for my Red Footed Tortoise? Will it do everything my tortoise needs?
  3. L

    Help with RES turtle lighting

    Hi! I have a 20 year old read ear slider turtle that has she'll rot. I wasn't aware that the turtle needs an UVB light in addition to the basking spot light. The turtle received a D3 shot treatment and the shell improved over the summer because she's outside. Now that fall is coming, I'm in a...
  4. M

    Artificial UV or Daily Sunning?

    Hi all, When I first set up my tortoise enclosure I put in a Zilla slimline fluorescent tube fixture. On the packaging it said it was good for a sulcata tortoise and I had read online that it was a good fixture. However after reading on this site and others from people who know much more about...
  5. R

    Russian tortoise uvb

    I have a 4 year old russian tortoise named trevor that I got around 2 days ago and ive noticed since ive had him his eyes stay shut when im around him but when I have a camera set up he opens them and I was wondering if my UVB effected him, I was told that my uvb was good for him but ive heard...
  6. 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...
  7. C.M.

    Sulcata hatchling uvb light fixture and bulb

    My sulcata hatchling has to be kept indoors, can someone send me a direct link (to Amazon, Petco, PetSmart, etc.) for what uvb light I should purchase for the tank? I know to get a tube light as opposed to a coil, but there are so many options out there. Please help.
  8. olavee

    Is my tortoise going to be unwell if he doesn't get UVB for 1-3 days?

    I bought a new lamp for my tort and it's shipping right now, it should be in my home from 1 to 3 days, but today I went to my tortoise enclousure (little guy, around 9 months to 1 year old, 7cm/2,75in, russian tortoise) and turned on lamps and uvb lamp started to act weirdly and smelling awful...
  9. G

    UVB & Basking - What Do You Recommend?

    Hi All, I am in the process of researching and setting up my home for a hatchling that will be arriving in a couple of months. There is so much information available online regarding basking and UVB lighting/heating, and some of it is very contradictory. I will be speaking with the breeder...
  10. Nopainnohaines

    Indian Star Tortoise Lighting..

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping that someone here can help me. Yesterday, I picked up my hatchling Indian Star. What I had set up in his enclosure prior to his arrival was a 100W ZooMed MVB on a ZooMed light stand. As of now, he's in a ZooMed Tortoise House until he gets larger. To compensate for the...
  11. R

    Best UVB bulb out there

    Hi everyone! I’m upgrading my baby tortoise cage to a bigger area. I have one baby Greek tortoise about 8 weeks old. I’m upgrading his tort table.. and just realized I might need another uvb bulb for the other side. I currently have a basking bulb as well as a mercury bulb for heat + uvb. I...
  12. 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...
  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. L

    Greek tort lighting

    Hi! So I need a new lamp of some sort, my current one is a UVB but I fear that the effectiveness of a UVB lamp has worn out (I bought it secondhand). I recently acquired two young Greek torts, Luna is 6 weeks old, Neville is 4 months old. The live i a 90x40cm wooden enclosure, after days of...
  16. AT-JeffT

    Hello and Thank You, A First Time Tortoise Keeper

    Hello Everyone, I wanted to introduce myself and Arlo the yellow footed tortoise, but mostly say thank you to the community because it wasn't smooth sailing from the get go. I'll share my story and how the community has helped immensely. The journey actually begins with neither myself or Arlo...
  17. Tortoise_Tarzan

    Should I change a UVB bulb for a plant growth light??

    i have a BioActive tortoise enclosure and I want the plants to do a little better. I currently have an Arcadia light which lets of UVB and UVA so he gets most of his UVB there but I also have a long tube UVB light. I was wondering if it would be okay if I switched over to a Arcadia jungle dawn...
  18. Thomas Lamar

    Regarding halogen flood lighting in tortoise table.

    Good day! I purchased a custom tortoise table second hand, and it has a light fixture mounted to it that allows for three halogen flood bulbs to be placed inside it. The person that sold it to me linked me to these bulbs, saying that is all they ever used in the fixture, as it provided basking...
  19. 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...
  20. 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?)...