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  1. Lizards
    Alright, I have heard so many opinions when it comes to different types of UV lighting. Some people say the mercury vapor bulbs are the way to go while others go with the separate UVB and Basking lights, and some people (at least this is the case with some Uromastyx owners, but I'm sure there...
  2. Lizards
    Hey guys, I've been looking at MVB bulbs recently in preparation for the arrival of my newest family member, a Blue tongue! They seem pretty rad, considering it's a 3 in 1 combo bulb, but I read an article that said that reptile MVBs only last 6 months? Is this true? I would gladly pay the £50...
  3. Equipment & Supplies
    Hi everyone, I have 2 Russian Tortoises which are around 3yrs old, they both live in a open top enclosure which is about 52'' by 23, I am torn between which bulb 2 buy. In the past I have used the Zoo Med Powersun but they always seem to blow after a few months, I heard that the Mega Ray and...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone, I have 2 Russian Tortoises which are around 3yrs old, they both live in a open top enclosure which is about 52'' by 23, I am torn between which bulb 2 buy. In the past I have used the Zoo Med Powersun but they always seem to blow after a few months, I heard that the Mega Ray and...
  5. Equipment & Supplies
    Hey chaps, looking into an MVB for my beardies to come on around mid-day for a huge blast hot zone, is there a brand (such a thing as a 60w mvb? the only ones I can find are higher wattages lowest is about 80w and in their viv, it would sure as heck kill them giving the temps they can reach. I...
  6. Newbie Advice
    Just doing some final research and see that a mercury lamp can be used to provide high levels of UV, lux and heat. From what I have read you have to get it set up correctly in one spot after experimenting to get correct temps etc and then it is simply switched on in the morning and then off at...
  7. Equipment Classifieds
    MVB, still going v cheap on ebay with 30mins on the clock: eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace snap it up before it goes...
  8. Lizards
    Just a quickie I use Arcadia MVB's for my Chinese water dragon I no they can't be stated but can they be used with a timer?
  9. Equipment Classifieds
    Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp 100w -BRAND NEW-£30 -1 year guarantee I'm selling this cheaper than anywhere else online, including surreypets and ebay. If you have a desert reptile like a bearded dragon, desert ig, uromastyx etc, a MVB is ideal and gives your reptile the chance to thrive. The D3...
  10. Snakes
    Hello There, I currently have spare MVB bulbs and was wondering if there was any harm using them with my Royals, they will be guarded. I was wondering if there would be any ill-effects before I used them - I use them for my CWD and I have spares. Was thinking instead of a heat mat to keep...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi Everyone, Finally got my turtle set up in my tank today :D. I have got an MVB bulb and was wondering how long i should keep it on for? The tank is in my bedroom so I can't really keep it on all night as the chances are I wont be able to sleep. Its a baby Musk Turtle btw, forgot to add...
  12. Habitat
    Hey, Can these be used together? or is that just way too much UVB? I suspect it's either or right? I already have an arcadia ac30 model starter, can anyone tell me which UVB strips this compat with? and which is the best choice for basking bulb for a uro/chuckwalla setup? thanks
  13. Shelled Classifieds
    The worlds leading UVB bulbs are for sale via our website. Yes we know we have had issues in the past with poor stock but with a lot of hard work and effort we have resolved these issues and now have a good stable reliable bulb. Proof of this is we have been sending out the new stock since...
  14. Equipment & Supplies
    hi every one,my new vivexotic ax36 will be here any day now as ive said before ive got a 100w mvb,ive been looking at all sorts ov foggers,i finaly opted for a humidifier from argos for£20 it works great .5 inch ruber hose fits straight into it with no need for silicon ive dug out an old...
  15. Lizards
    I do not have a solar meter. I do use both MVBs and 10.0 UV tubes in two of my vivs. I was just watching videos on youtube and heard that you can use too much UV. To be honest this is the first I have heard of this. Should I not use both? Thanks for any help in advance :notworthy:
  16. Misc Reptile & Exotics Classifieds
    Special offer on all orders placed before 9am on the 15/03/2011 after this RRP minus 10% will be charged. Orders over £100 shall recieve 1 free tub of livefood of your choice and 50g Nutrobol. Free Surprise Goody for all orders. Arcadia D3 MVB Bulb 100W ES £45 RRP £56.49 Arcadia T5...
  17. Equipment Classifieds
    Special offer on all orders placed before 9am on the 15/03/2011 after this RRP minus 10% will be charged. Orders over £100 shall recieve 1 free tub of livefood of your choice and 50g Nutrobol. Free Surprise Goody for all orders. Arcadia D3 MVB Bulb 100W ES £45 RRP £56.49 Arcadia T5...
  18. Lizards
    Hey all, i have got a vivexotic MODX 24 with the extension piece so its 6'x2'x2', i was looking at the new arcadia t5 UVB tubes but seen their MVB bulbs, what would be better? i know with MVBs you need to be at least 12 inches away, is this the same with arcadias? also will i have enough room in...
  19. Lizards
    Hi all, another question I've been thinking about recently and playing devils advocate why is it ok to use a Mercury Vapour Bulb unstated but all other heat sources need to have a stat. All my heat sources other than my MVBs are stated. Plenty of people out there use MVBs and they are...
  20. Lizards
    Hi, I was just wondering if there was a bulb I could use in the day for my crested gecko which would give out heat and UVB. It would have to be 25W to fit and not melt the 45cm exo terra compact top. this bulb would go in one socket and the exo terra night glow bulb in the other (I have a cold...
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