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  1. Newbie Advice
    Hello! I recently purchased a vivarium stack ( 4 x 4ft vivariums) and I was wondering what the best way to light all 4 would be? The lighting does not have to be UV but I can not think of anything that I could use as a lighting system simply for viewing purposes (Well one system that can...
  2. Lizards
    It has been just over a year since I have gotten my blazing blizzard leo and I have been considering getting him a UVB light. From what I have heard blizzards are pretty light sensitive and they have albino in their genes. I know technically you do not need to provide them with lights however...
  3. Lizards
    Hi, we have a 3 month old male Panther Chameleon and we bought a complete setup that included a Mercury Vapour bulb but, I have read varying threads about using them, some good and some bad! Should I keep using the Mercury Vapour bulb or should I switch to a T5 bulb along with a basking bulb...
  4. Arcadia
    That age old question. Find out my answers in the short video below and learn about 'ShadeDweller', a brand new UV-B lamp designed especially for crepuscular animals such as the Leopard Gecko. www.youtube.com/watch?v=83aPZBpBtPM&t=10s John
  5. Lizards
    Hello I have been doing research into keeping crested geckos for several months because I took an interest into keeping one. I've never owned a reptile before, I have just a dog and many tropical fish, so I want to make sure I know to properly care for one if I do eventually get one. I have two...
  6. Lizards
    Hi guys, so earlier this year, I built a vivarium, and I've finally got round to sorting out the inside and kitting it out ready for a bearded dragon to move in. It's got an all wood top, and glass front, and so the lighting has to be fitted on the inside. I've read a lot online about making...
  7. Lizards
    Hello there! I have recently bought a berber skink. he's 6 months old and very skittish but is already taming to being held. I've seen a few posts about lighting and UVB saying that some people do and some don't use UVB bulbs. I have made the decision to get it as i think it would benefit the...
  8. Lizards
    Hi, I am thinking to have a Blizzard leopard gecko. I set up my 2ft viv with a 2% uv light bulb, then I read that Blizzard is light sensitive. Does it mean it is better not to use the uv light? I also noticed the uv bulb increase ambient temperature in the viv, it is ok if I use it with a...
  9. Lizards
    Hi all, I've had my beardie a few weeks now and (s)he is doing very well. The setup I bought from the pet shop provided a coil uv bulb which is currently mounted on the back wall in the centre of the tank. I can't afford the Arcadia kit at the moment (24-39w t5 controller, t5 12% bulb and...
  10. Lizards
    Hi All, Just bought the Arcadia UV set for my leos and was wondering what timer people use? I need it to come on 7am to 7pm but switch off for a couple of hours in the middle. does anyone have any experience with these? Many thanks Marc
  11. Habitat
    Hello has anyone used these yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hj8cErTqV0 I have a crested gecko thats currently being heated by a ceramic, after some reading I think he would benefit from UVB and a proper day night cycle aswell. Ill be using it on the exo terra viv 45 45 60. Looking this...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I've recently rehoused a Common Musk Turtle. It came with all the lights but I've noticed the uvb is 12% (the arcadia T5 D3+ (desert)). I'm pretty sure I should only have the D3 (forest) model which puts out 6%. My question is this; what are the down sides to over doing the uv? The rest of...
  13. Snakes
    What do you guys think would be the best lighting possible spectrum wise for snakes from the southern united states.......the sahel belt(africa in between the Congo and the Sahara) and from costa rica down to say brazil.... just wondering cos i wanna get the UV and light spectrum as natural as...
  14. Lizards
    Hi Im in the process of setting up my beardies new viv as he has outgrown is old one. Its a 4ftx2ftx2ft viv and im not 100% what lighting to use for a viv of this height. So Ive bought an arcadia D3 T5 12% UVB desert lamp for the full length of viv (46 inches) with reflector which I going to...
  15. Lizards
    Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend! I wanted to ask a few questions regarding an upgraded viv for my crestie. I've just bought him an Exo Terra Small-Tall, which includes a double canopy. My question is, would he be ok with a Repti Glo 5.0 26w on one side, and a 25w Exo...
  16. Equipment Classifieds
    Few Bits For Sale. first off there is a microclimate mini 100, used but all in gud order, i have placed some sticky back velcro on the back for easy placement. this stat is a great beginner stat for all heat elements upto 100w £9 habistat twin stat 300 used but all in workin order,this stat...
  17. Lizards
    Hi Guys I need some help or recommendations with regards to the arcadia T5 24w 12% shortage. I have a reptibreeze x large and use the arcadia T5 24W 12% uvb tube. I have been trying to get a new tube since middle October and everywhere seem to have some serious issues with the manufacture. My...
  18. Amphibians
    Hello again everyone me again :3 , i am posting today to talk about a possible new tank i might be setting up in the next few weeks , i might be getting a 3ftx1ftx2ft fish tank soon. and i intend to turn it length ways to its 3ft tall 1ft deep and 2 ft wide , i am going to use the "foam"...
  19. Lizards
    Hey, I am new here and looking to get a crested gecko. Any recommendations on lighting, i know that crested geckos don't necessarily need uv light but i have live plants ready and need a light to help them live. Keeping in mind i have a wooden viv 90hight x 60width x 30 depth, so the light...
  20. Lizards
    Hey, I currently have my crestie in a planted vivarium under an acrpod 11w bulb and i was just wondering if this is the correct lighting to have keeping in mind that the lighting is mainly for the plants? Or if not what would be sufficient? Thankyou any replies would be great :)
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