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Discussion in 'Egyptian tortoises' started by Koen, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Koen

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    Hi guys,

    Expecting 1.1 kleinmanni next month with an additional female later this year.

    I have a 210x85cm table for them. Substrate and basking spot have been sorted out but I still have a question about the uvb. Would 1 Arcadia 54w T5 12% be sufficient? That’s about 120cm. I still have an additional 50w UVB source with external ballast which I can hang as well or should I just take 2 Arcadia’s and put both of them over the entire table or would that be to excessive? They will have sufficient shadow available.

    Thx!

    Koen
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    The one 46" T5 12.0 will be totally sufficient.
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    thanks - I assume I should hang it about 30cm above the highest point on the carapace?
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    Normally, that bulb should be more like 20" - 50cm above tortoise height if it is in a refelctive hood fixture. The only way to tell for sure is with a solarmeter 6.5 to check the actual reading in your application.
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