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Old 12-06-2009, 12:24 PM
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ive got the main structure of the viv done now. im now thinking of lighting etc. what bulb should i get? i need obviously a heat bulb but what type? the viv size is 6 foot by 4 foot by 3 foot. so i need a good bulb. would it be good idea to get all in one? or run two UV tubes down the sides of the viv? sorry massive enclosures kinda baffle me...
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Wow the lucky things are gona have loads of room, 2 uv down the side sound like a good idea, although im not sure what heat bulb you would use for that size viv sorry
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i was thinking of getting 2 100w bullbs and pointing it to the basking level. it has 5 differents floors on it i will post pics up once all floors are done etc.
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Are thats not a bad idea actually, i didnt realise it would have many levels. I was gona suggest a long power lead so the light hangs low but obviously cant be near anything if case the cwd jumps on the top and gets injured
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yea loads of levels with plantation everywhere and vines and wood etc.
i was thinking of getting some red lights going down aswel and have cage round it to light it up to make it look good but i dont no if that would either be a stupid pointless idea or a good idea lol or even i idea thts isnt good cos it makes it to hot in there i dont no lol
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http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/equip...ml#post4062438

have a read of that post. with a large setup its worth considering MVB or Metal Halide bulbs. youll ideally want more UV than a tube can give on its own
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