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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, I have had my Hermann's tort for 16 years but recently I have found the heat lamp bulbs keep blowing and I am getting through a ridiculous number (5 in a week). So we renewed the bulb holder, the extension lead and now plug it all into a different socket (although there don't appear to...
  2. Arcadia
    I've been using jungle dawn LED bulbs for quite a while now and earlier in the year upgraded to Arcadia Jungle Dawn 34w LED Bars 570mm. The light output from them is great and has produced good growth in my plants however I have now had a SECOND jungle dawn bar fail just ten months after...
  3. Snakes
    Im currently heating my kenyan with 150 Wat Ceramic heat emitter but im looking to improve things. So as I was going though my reptile supplies not in use I realized I could potentially make a much better set up, my plan was ditching the ceramic as her primary heat source and switching to a 20...
  4. Equipment Classifieds
    We are clearing out some old equipment, all the starters work. Everything listed is unboxed and used. Collect from our house in Basingstoke, or will post anywhere for the price of postage. T8 Starters Single 25/30w Tube Starter (4 available) £10 each Single 38w Tube Starter (5 available)...
  5. Lizards
    Hi all. New to the reptile world. I am planning on getting a Gargoyle gecko hatchling soon but currently researching and preparing the setup. I have and exo terra 30cm x 30cm x30cm cube.(I plan to upgrade as the Gargoyle Grows and perhaps move to a bio active set up) I have currently decorated...
  6. Lizards
    Hello Ive been considering getting some UVB for my crestie for a while now, but what's been keeping me from doing it, is that he enjoys spending his time very close to the mesh top of my enclosure. In fact, he's rarely less than 10cm from the top, and im a bit reluctant to move the branches and...
  7. Habitat
    It's my first BRB and the first time building an enclosure. He is currently in an 45 x 45 x 30 glass viv which just doesn't cut it - I want over head heating and less visibility on the sides so he has more privacy. My plan originally was just to go all-in and build a 4 x 2 x 2 or 3 x 2 x 2. I...
  8. Snakes
    Hello! I thought I would share these two videos I posted last week. I am slowly attempting to improve the care for the animals I keep. I have more animals than I can afford to care for optimally and my goal is to change that! In the first video I add proper lighting and heat to my JCP enclosure...
  9. Snakes
    Finally pulled my finger out today on my day off work and sorted out my Royals new viv. She will most likely eventually be upgraded to a 5ft for plenty of space, but for now this is a 3x2x2, so it should do her fine. Also testing out my lighting solution, I didn't want a huge long UV bulb in...
  10. Newbie Advice
    Afternoon everyone, have just purchased a new tank and setting it up for a bearded dragon. Just wanting some advice please on peoples thoughts about using the exo terra solar glo for both heat and (uva/uvb) or buying the zoo med combo light and having two separate bulbs? Appreciate your help in...
  11. Arcadia
    Hi all, We have now uploaded all of the podcasts that we have helped with in date order. Each can be played directly from the page, or you can choose to jump off to the podcasts own page. Your choice. There's quite a few hours to keep you entertained! www.arcadiareptile.com/podcast
  12. Lizards
    Yo, im looking to create a bio active setup for ma boi, Oakley. i'm wondering what lights i should use. Are there any that are available that are beneficial to my leopard gecko and support plant growth?
  13. 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...
  14. Arcadia
    Check out this brand new video from YouTube channel 'The Dark Den'. See Petko unbox, install and review the new JungleDawn-LED Bar. The first 'High Output', 'Full-Spectrum' LED bar designed for maximum plant growth in live planted vivarium's. www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6p8p8EHbAA&t= John
  15. Arcadia
    We have been making high quality Lighting systems for birds for 20 years now. Our products are used all over the globe by keepers and in the worlds best zoos. I am delighted to be able to show you PureSun-Mini the latest evolution of our bird lamp for small pet species. As a keeper myself...
  16. Lizards
    I have a 2 year old leopard gecko in a 24x18x12 Exo-Terra enclosure, that I’m thinking about getting a light for. I’d like to grow plants in his enclosure, so the light will be pretty bright. It will hopefully be two 6500k LED E26 bulbs at around 1,000 lumens each. I am worried that this light...
  17. Lizards
    I recently moved my gecko into a new vivarium since my partner and I live in a small student studio. I had read that crested gecko's do not need light as a mandatory requirement for their cage, so I did not seek to buy one immediately. But I had seen differences in mine's behaviour when she was...
  18. Arcadia
    After years of work I am delighted to say that we have now released a free standing Arcadia Reptile JungleDawn-LED Bar. Available in 4 sizes, made to fit perfectly over the 4 sizes of mesh topped viv from 12"/30cm to 36"/90cm. The kit also includes a free viv fitting kit and link cable. This...
  19. General Herp Chat
    Hello! I'm a final year vet student and I'm doing a research project looking at UVB provision for captive reptiles. If any of you could help me out by filling out a short survey it would be very much appreciated! This is for anyone 18+ who keeps reptiles - whether you use UVB lighting for your...
  20. Lizards
    We are in a bit of misunderstanding with our female leopard gecko who isn’t eating like she used to. My brother, who takes care of the gecko says that these past few months are their natural breeding months and they slow down considerably when offered food, but I don’t know if that is true or...
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