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Old 04-08-2018, 06:31 PM
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Default Lights for crested gecko

I am hoping to set up a vivarium for crested geckos with live plants. I have an exo terra vivarium that is 90 cm by 45 cm, and 60 cm tall (36x18x24).

Before I get started, what do people recommend in terms of lights please?

I understand not everyone is in complete agreement on all of these, but potential lights appear to be:

-LED lights for daylight and plant growth
-A heat lamp
-UV lighting
-Some sort of night lighting for viewing the animals without disturbing them

Do you have any thoughts on the above please, and where possible recommendations for brands, size , strength etc? Ideally something that can be attached to or placed on top of the mesh of the exo terra vivarium, obviously.

Thank you all for your thoughts.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:20 PM
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Each lamp conducts a different task in order to fill the spectrum of terrestrial natural daylight,

We use stat controlled heat sources to maintain the suitable thermal gradient. a 50w Deep Heat Projector and dimming stat can help here.

A UV lamp to provide essential UV energy via the light and shade method. ShadeDwellerPro can help her,

and a Plant growth LED like JungleDawn if live plants are to be grown to provide the correct energy to allow natural photosynthesis.

Each has its own use and each works alongside the next to provide natural energy,
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