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Old 06-08-2009, 12:41 PM
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Hi
I'm getting my first beardie soon,and am setting up a viv ready.
I have got the vivexotic ex55,which is about 26 inches high inside.
What I cant find out is will I be able to mount my UV tube with reflector on the top or will this be to far away.

Cheers

Stu.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:17 PM
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I'll be corrected if I'm wrong, but I believe the UV source needs to be about 12" from the basking area.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the reply,
so is this a case of as long as the BD has access to an area 12" from the UV all is good or does the UV need to be 12" or so from the ground area?
Sorry to be simple but I have read so many differring articles I'M confused.com
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:20 PM
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My Viv is 18" high and the UV tube is at the front/top. But I have a raised basking area to allow the beardie to be closer to the UV. I'm happy with that and the Beardie seems to be. He's doing everything he should be doing, eating, poo-ing and sloughing with ease, so I've no concerns.

I have seen Vivs with the UV tubes slung low, to place them closer to 'ground level' but I opted for the above arrangement so the tube was hidden from view.

If you're worried it may be an idea to check with your rep's breeder.

Good luck.
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