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New spur thigh owner!

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by twebb88, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. twebb88

    twebb88 New Member

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone could recommend the best UVB bulb/set up for my tortoise?

    If not could someone let me know what watt I should be getting at least.

    Many thanks
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    I use EITHER ONE (not both) of these:

    I buy 100 watt when I use this one - mercury vapor bulb.jpg

    And I buy the T10 when I use this one - T-5 fluorescent bulb.jpg
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    I use the power sun one also, 100 watt
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    twebb88 New Member

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    So these are the two I should get and when should I use them and how long for?
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    Also should I be using a ceramic heat lamp in the evenings as I read that the don't need heat at night which contradicts what I was told.
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    A Greek only needs additional heat at night if temperatures drop below 65F (18C). Many homes hold their heat at night, but some do not.

    If you have a cold home, get a CHE and use it with a thermostat set at 65F/18C so it only comes on if needed.
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    twebb88 New Member

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    Thank you :)
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    welcome to the forum!!! :)
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    Big welcome from NYC. Can you post pics of your new friend?
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