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  1. Newbie Advice
    Morning! I've kept a leopard gecko now for over 2 years and wanted to expand my spare room into a animal room, and with that I wanted to move to get a Yemen (Veiled) Chameleon. When looking at required equipment, it all seems fairly standard, however one piece i am struggling with is the...
  2. Lizards
    Hi all, I'm new to the community and will hopefully soon be the proud owner of some cresties! I've been researching across the internet and have read all the care sheets for cresties on here as well as individual crestie posts. I understand there is controversy about whether or not cresties...
  3. Lizards
    Hi Im new on the forum & new to the world of reptilian pets.:2thumb: I am going round in circles a bit ( actually a lot) on the subject of UV lighting. From my research I have decided I would prefer to include UV for our new addition (Gumbo) but I am not convinced the shop has sold me the...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi,new to the forum,recently got two map turtles,think turned out to be a false and a mississippi. Setting up a new larger tank for them,have a trigon aquarium and not sure what strength uv flourescents to use,it has two in it. Read 2-5% for aquatics,the tubes are 15" from the top of the water...
  5. Snakes
    I'm thinking of kitting out my new vivs with LED strip lights instead of fluorescent tubes. Only thing is the LED lights don't give off any UV. Just wondered whether this would be an issue? Vivs are for a boa, corn and (subject to successful gravid female) a Woma python.
  6. Habitat
    I am going to be upgrading the Viv that my Leo orginially came in soon. It's currently one of the 34" Monkfield variety ie low 9" profile with a hinged wood and glass lid. I have seen many positive threads from people who have introduced UV lighting to their Leo's habitats and have suggested...
  7. Equipment Classifieds
    I have recently cut down on my reptiles quite a lot due to a career change. In doing so I now have a whole load of equipment that I need to let go as otherwise it is just going to sit around gathering dust. All electrical items have been tested and proven to be in full working order before...
  8. Equipment Classifieds
    I have recently cut down on my reptiles quite a lot due to a career change. In doing so I now have a whole load of equipment that I need to let go as otherwise it is just going to sit around gathering dust. All electrical items have been tested and proven to be in full working order before...
  9. Habitat
    HI all, I have just acquired a new royal and this has increased my collection now to 2 corns and the new one. My wife has got me to move my collection into the unused coat cupboard. The cupboard is 10 ft long by 4 ft wide. As there is no direct sunlight or any natural light that comes into...
  10. Newbie Advice
    so i have this big empty viv thats been sitting around a while and decided last month that i wanted a pink tongue for it :) so for a month now all ive been doing is reading endless care sheets! :bash: so ive got it all down from diets to temps ect and added in my own knowledge as i grew up in...
  11. Arcadia
    Hi john i am in the process of up grading some of my rep vivs so was after some advice with the lighting 1st set up this is how they will sit its 2 crestie vivs 18x18x24 next to each other i need a plant light a uv light and heat what would you surgestion be to get for this set up ...
  12. Snakes
    Hey guys, just a general question about lighting inside my corn snakes Viv. I have a basking bulb for the colder months and so thats gonna stay, but i also have a UV tube bulb ordeal going on. The Viv is behind a wall and doesnt reciece any direct sunlight, but when the curtains are open, it...
  13. Lizards
    Hi people , I am hoping that somebody can make some recommendations for a reasonably priced UV meter/solar meter to measure the out put of the UV lights in my various Vivs and with a future outdoor project. Thanks in Advance Robert
  14. Amphibians
    Ive been given an old fish tank with a glass sliding lid if I stick my uv tube on top will the uv ray go throu into the tank ok for the frogs and plants. Cheers
  15. Equipment Classifieds
    Hi, I am selling my Exo terra dual light canopy. This canopy came with my Limited Edition: Exo Terra Congo Edition but never used it. This is because I bought an Arcadia Lighting system. Therefore I am selling it as it's not being used and gathering dust. :) (Pictures Included Below) Cable...
  16. Equipment Classifieds
    Hi everyone I am selling my Boa's UV light tube and controller/starter as I no longer need it. They are both in great condition as only a month old, the UV light tube itself is Swell Reptiles Own Made 30W, (36") 91cm long UV Tube (Alone Worth £14.69) and to go with this I have the Swell Reptile...
  17. Equipment & Supplies
    Hello, I currently have a 3 year old bearded dragon, I know about its lighting and temperature needs, but the only issue I am having is the mass debate about which is better out of exo terra and zoo med. I currently have a exo terra reptiglo set up but from what I know, zoo med reptisun is...
  18. Newbie Advice
    Hello, I currently have a 3 year old bearded dragon, I know about its lighting and temperature needs, but the only issue I am having is the mass debate about which is better out of exo terra and zoo med. I currently have a exo terra set up but I know that zoo med is better for her in every way...
  19. Equipment Classifieds
    40x30x35 complete setup vivarium with fresh beach chips, bark, exo terra hide and water bowl in mint condition, komodo 80x45x50 vivarium in mint condition with 20kg calci sand, large exo terra hide, large exo terra water bowl not cheap immitations and lots of bark. there is also a bendy exo...
  20. Lizards
    Hi All! my UV starter has packed in this morning, so my beardy is without UV! Argh! How long-a period can they go without UV without any detriment to their health? (The local shops only stock T8's, and I want T5. cheers
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