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Old 25-11-2006, 12:01 AM
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Anyone use night lights for their nocturnals?
I bought a 15 watt exo terra, blue, moonlight bulb and was a bit disappointed. I exchanged it for a 25 watt and guess what? it is no brighter, but it has upped the temp which is no good!! By the time I get a bulb bright enough to 'view' at night, the temps are going to be higher than the bloody day temps!!
Anyone use a night time viewing bulb that allows you to actually 'see' your nocturnals but not raise the temp to unnatural levels?
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Old 25-11-2006, 12:05 AM
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Hmm...
Red lights seem to be the best, I use them and I can see my leopard gecko fine at night.
Do you use another heat source or is your light the primary source? If it is then go for a low watt red spot light.
If you use another heat source such as a heat mat use a low watt normal bulb
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Old 25-11-2006, 12:13 AM
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i started using a red bulb for my snakes and the Royal stopped eating so i stopped using it.
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Old 25-11-2006, 12:33 AM
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Hmm...
Red lights seem to be the best, I use them and I can see my leopard gecko fine at night.
Do you use another heat source or is your light the primary source? If it is then go for a low watt red spot light.
If you use another heat source such as a heat mat use a low watt normal bulb
I use a heat mat for night time heating. Do you suggest a very low wattage normal bulb?
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Old 25-11-2006, 05:48 PM
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I wouldn't use a very low watt normal bulb (white) as this will seriously confuse your lizard lol (sorry made a mistake in my last post, not sure why I wrote that lol)
If you can, try and get a very low watt red bulb, or use a normal watt red bulb and just turn it on when you want to look at them or to feed them. This is what I have to do as I use a heatmat aswell so the bulb causes the viv to get to hot so I just turn it on for feeding or to watch my leo for a few mins before turning it off again.
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