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Old 26-08-2017, 11:16 PM
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Default UV lights for Musk Turtles

I got a musk turtle and ge has everything he needs... Except a UV bulb.
I put him in my fish tank which has 2 T5 13W 18" light tubes and I can't find amy 13W UV tubes. Will it be ok to use 18 or 24W tubes or would my current standard lights give off enough UV?
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Old 29-08-2017, 09:39 AM
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HI,

these are non-standard sizes and as such no one make a replacement with UV.

You will not be able to run T8 or HO T5 lamps either

I'm afraid it will mean a certain level of retro fitting.

I will help you if I can, if you want


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I got a musk turtle and ge has everything he needs... Except a UV bulb.
I put him in my fish tank which has 2 T5 13W 18" light tubes and I can't find amy 13W UV tubes. Will it be ok to use 18 or 24W tubes or would my current standard lights give off enough UV?
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