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Default worth going from arcadia D3 flood uv to an arcadia T5 setup

For my panther chams. Enclosures all getting redone so is it worth switching? Had no probs for last 6 months or so on the d3's
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It's the same bulbs so only worth it if you want to expand the reach of uv. The flood is obviously more concentrated whereas the other T5 tubes are a longer length.
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Thanks mate you've jogged my memory. The d3+ is t5 which is why I got them in first place.
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Just to confirm

The D3+UVFLOOD is a very powerful high output T5 12% flood unit that is complete with all you need

we only make the flood in T5 and this fitting is ideal for desert species or forest species in tall enclosures where the light and shade method ins employed and for a cham where the basking point of 15" ish from the lamp.

we then make D3 lamp in both standard output T8 and High output T5. D3 is the brand name that we use to describe 6% UVB lamps.

Then we have D3+, which again we make in standard output T8 and high output T5. D3+ is the term we use to describe our 12% UVB range

The choice of lamp needed can only be worked out as part of wild re-creation. so we look to the limitations of a product and use that info to work out a dedicated area of basking for a species as part of the light and shade method. i.e the higher the viv the more power may be needed

what is the viv size and what gear do you have already?

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Either way, win win for your reptile. Arcadia are at the top of the game.

But I just wanted to ask. Why does the Arcadia tubes say +D3.
Isn't D3 the chemical produced via heat and UV etc, regardless of the UV brand used?.
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Old 17-08-2014, 05:56 PM
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Hi,

It is our registered brand name, we use the name D3 to describe our 6% lamps and D3+ to describe our 12% lamps.

Allot our lamps help to start and maintain the D3 cycle of course as a natural process

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Either way, win win for your reptile. Arcadia are at the top of the game.

But I just wanted to ask. Why does the Arcadia tubes say +D3.
Isn't D3 the chemical produced via heat and UV etc, regardless of the UV brand used?.
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Hi, sorry to jump in on this thread. I got my panther chameleon today and was recommended by the guy I got him off to get the D3+ flood as this will provide more than enough D3 and once they've had enough they simply stop taking this in, I wanted to check this is true? As during my setup I was told to use an Exo-terra UVB100 bulb which I've currently got.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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