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Old 23-03-2013, 10:38 PM
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hi i have seen conflicting information whether to have uvb for my gecko as it is a nocturnal species. i have a 5.0 bulb and lots of hides. do u think i should be using a uvb bulb?


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any thoughts?


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Old 25-03-2013, 08:11 PM
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If in doubt, use a UV - most nocturnal geckos are able to utilise UVB. If you are able to observe (without disturbing them) you may see them basking underneath it.
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Hi,

If you PM me the details of the viv size and decoration and any equipment you may already have I'm happy to help check it out and advise you.

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hi i have seen conflicting information whether to have uvb for my gecko as it is a nocturnal species. i have a 5.0 bulb and lots of hides. do u think i should be using a uvb bulb?


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I have a three bulb exo terra compact hood on my 90cm viv which is fitted out with 3 sun glo 2.0 bulbs.

I find that when more than one of the bulbs is switched on my Leo constantly hides from it and doesn't thermoregulate as much.

Luckily the exo terra tops have two power switches so I can have just one of the bulbs on, the other two bulbs lit or all three.

I think it will mostly depend on your gecko and how they like things.

People say that some morphs like bright lights less than others so just see what works best.
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i went for the rainforest uvb as i figured my gecko in the wild should get some uvb through the canopy.


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