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that is alright isn't it I have found bits separately cheaper thou on ebay, also I can only find a T8 in 15" do they have them in T5 15" cant seem to find them also anyone no the cheapest place I can one from?
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I'd say i'm about the same.. I dont like to blow mhy own trumpet

Just a thought about that slimline set up.. I'm not 100% sure weather it comes with a starter, I think I remember John saying it does but like I said,i''m not 100% on that.. I'm going to be upgrading to one when i've built my new viv so maybe John will come along and clear that up for us...
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I'd say i'm about the same.. I dont like to blow mhy own trumpet

Just a thought about that slimline set up.. I'm not 100% sure weather it comes with a starter, I think I remember John saying it does but like I said,i''m not 100% on that.. I'm going to be upgrading to one when i've built my new viv so maybe John will come along and clear that up for us...
It's an all in one, starter included.

You want to get a 4x2x2 viv OP and the T5 you want is the 39w (3ft) tube. I feel you're ignoring posts about your viv size?
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that is alright isn't it I have found bits separately cheaper thou on ebay, also I can only find a T8 in 15" do they have them in T5 15" cant seem to find them also anyone no the cheapest place I can one from?
again thank you for helping
Idk if they do a smaller one, I know the 2ft is the 24w tube... but for a small 2ft viv you will need a 1ft tube. Not sure if they do one.. Again... John??

As for it being cheaper on ebay.. 3ft tube - £25, starter - £25, reflector -£15.. Thats £65 compared to £55 for the Arcadia slimline set up. (not sure of prices for the smaller products)


I work for Buxton water so i'm not trying to sell this to you, Its just fairly new out and I wish it was avaliable when i set up my viv otherwise it would of been my choice
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Agreed, they look the part and are simply plug and play, great design. I also would have it if it was available when my viv was being built. Have you taken a look at the new flood uv from Arcadia Blue? Think I'll be getting one in the next few weeks, John recommended I mounted it between my two spots so I think I'm going to take his word for it... Yes I know he works for Arcadia, but I still trust his judgement!

Talking of my viv blue, John posted it on Arcadias Facebook page and now he wants to put it on PRK and possibly even the magazine issue! Well chuffed! sorry to go off topic OP.
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Agreed, they look the part and are simply plug and play, great design. I also would have it if it was available when my viv was being built.

Talking of my viv blue, John posted it on Arcadias Facebook page and now he wants to put it on PRK and possibly even the magazine issue! Well chuffed!
No way thats mental!! In fairness tho, it is the dogs doo dars. Maybe he should wait until mine is built.. After all, he will be wanting the best viv wont he


Lol I'm joking actually, as I've said before.. My 3yr old neice has more artistic ablity than me so i'm not expecting it to be anything like as good as yours. I'm going to go out and buy my wood at the end of the month and crack on with it!
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No way thats mental!! In fairness tho, it is the dogs doo dars. Maybe he should wait until mine is built.. After all, he will be wanting the best viv wont he


Lol I'm joking actually, as I've said before.. My 3yr old neice has more artistic ablity than me so i'm not expecting it to be anything like as good as yours. I'm going to go out and buy my wood at the end of the month and crack on with it!
Haha, nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition... Not that it is a competition! I've already had ideas for a new one. I'm never happy and know the one I have can be improved. When summer holidays come (I work in a school) I may just start round 2 and sell this one on.
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i just like to say I wasn't ignoring any responses I got in that thread I post a while ago... I actually contacted to breeder whos a breeder just to say I didn't think my viv was big enough after what you had said which I mentioned to her and she still said no its fine :s so I was very confused as to what to do regarding the viv she said it will need changing in a few months but its fine for a baby one weather her babys are in with there mum or in a similar viv size as mine im not too sure :S, I don't want you thinking I was ignoring your response and still doing my own thing that's not what I was doing I also was concerned my size wasn't great and just double checked and she still said it was fine but didn't want to sound to her I was telling her she was wrong as im not and expert at keeping them and she breeds them you see, sorry if its come across that way It was my intentions to make you think I was ignoring hat you had said sorry.
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i just like to say I wasn't ignoring any responses I got in that thread I post a while ago... I actually contacted to breeder whos a breeder just to say I didn't think my viv was big enough after what you had said which I mentioned to her and she still said no its fine :s so I was very confused as to what to do regarding the viv she said it will need changing in a few months but its fine for a baby one weather her babys are in with there mum or in a similar viv size as mine im not too sure :S, I don't want you thinking I was ignoring your response and still doing my own thing that's not what I was doing I also was concerned my size wasn't great and just double checked and she still said it was fine but didn't want to sound to her I was telling her she was wrong as im not and expert at keeping them and she breeds them you see, sorry if its come across that way It was my intentions to make you think I was ignoring hat you had said sorry.
No need to apologise. Well I can't tell you what to do and I don't breed bearded dragons but I know what I'm talking about plus I'm not trying to make money off you! By all means stick with the 2ft viv but I can assure you you'll regret it. Why take the risk when you know a 4x2x2 will be needed in the end, just save up and provide the best you can from the start.
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i just like to say I wasn't ignoring any responses I got in that thread I post a while ago... I actually contacted to breeder whos a breeder just to say I didn't think my viv was big enough after what you had said which I mentioned to her and she still said no its fine :s so I was very confused as to what to do regarding the viv she said it will need changing in a few months but its fine for a baby one weather her babys are in with there mum or in a similar viv size as mine im not too sure :S, I don't want you thinking I was ignoring your response and still doing my own thing that's not what I was doing I also was concerned my size wasn't great and just double checked and she still said it was fine but didn't want to sound to her I was telling her she was wrong as im not and expert at keeping them and she breeds them you see, sorry if its come across that way It was my intentions to make you think I was ignoring hat you had said sorry.

Its hard to know who to trust when you dont know yourself coz we could tell you anything and you would have to believe it.. One thing I will say though, the breeder is trying to sell beardies and make a profit. We have nothing to gain by giving incorrect information. The people of this forum come on here and give (most of the time) good advice for free because of our love for reptiles. It sounds to me that the breeder wants to sell you one before you either change your mind or find another breeder, hence the reason why you have been told a 2ft viv will be fine for a couple of months.. What you are in escence being told is to take one now, it will be 'ok' in a 2ft viv but it will need changing pretty soon. By this time you have already speant £50 on a Uv set up which will need replacing in a couple of months time and potentially cost you another £50 because you will need a bigger starter to deal with the bigger tube and also a bigger reflector.

And when I say a 'couple of months' I actually mean 2 months. After 3 months your beardie will of grown so much that a 2ft viv will physically be too small for him as well as the heating side of things. My opinion - Save money by doing it correctly right from the start and also that should cut out all the risks ill health due to incorrect heating!
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