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  1. Snakes
    I have made some advice posts before hand but am going to get whichever choice i feel is more suitable today..SO some final advice would be appreciated. I have blue bulb heating viv during day, previously had heat mat on the side of viv with polystyrene covering it (shop advice). Problem is its...
  2. Equipment & Supplies
    Anyone else using these? I've got on I've just started using and to be fair I'm a little concerned about the heat the tube get up to. Certainly too hot for me to put my hand on for more than a couple of seconds. Great light and so powerful for their size. Just don't want burnt boas! What has...
  3. Lizards
    Hi I was thinking of getting a uv tube for my Leo's but I have never used one before. I know they aren't essential for leos but I have a fish tank with a uv socket and I thought that uv would make it look good. I have a few questions though:2thumb: : Am I right in thinking leos should have 2%...
  4. Lizards
    I'm really sorry as i'm sure this has been gone over a million times but i'm new to the forum and not sure how to search for past threads.. I've just bought a 36'' Repti Glo 10.0 UV tube for my 13 week old beardie and i'm just curious as to how far from the bottom of the viv i should have it...
  5. Newbie Advice
    So I have recently started buying my setup for some red eyed crocdile skinks and bought an exo terra with canopy as the deal was too good to pass up now the canopy is the compact canopy which has 4 lamp holders and was wondering what is best to do for the lighting should I have 2 5.0 and 2.2.0...
  6. Lizards
    Well, I just wanted to talk about my Bosc. He is definitely one of my favourite reptiles :p He is so incredibly tame, especially on walks (good exercise and lots of natural UV under my close supervision) but one thing, he is VERY viv defensive, he hisses or tail whips but literally the second he...
  7. Snakes
    Right, it has been a while since I made a nice long thread on here... so here goes. This time I'm going to be detailing a little on how I've been keeping a lot of my snakes, why I do it this way and how I've been getting along renovating and refurbishing all my snake vivariums. As some of...
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I am currently setting up a tortoise table for a hermann baby due in the next few weeks, the table is kept in my spare bedroom and I have a 2ft UV tube with reflector. I am worried as my cats also sleep in this room, will this lamp affect their eyes in any way, the lamp is going to be on...
  9. Snakes
    Our Florida King was (as we thought!!) unwell. He kept rubbing his mouth on the glass of his viv, with the result that he got a red mouth. I panicked and thought it was mouthrot and we took him to the vet. It turns out he is just horny!! The vet said his mouth is fine, just a wee bit red and...
  10. Equipment Classifieds
    REPTILE LIGHTING JOB LOT 2 digital thermometers. One normal lamp holder and one plastic clamp lamp and lead Exo terra uv tube 10.0 24inch used no more than month DAY LIGHT BLUE 150W. NEW REPLUX*NIGHT MOON GLOW 9W. USED INTERPET COMMUNITY DAY LIGHT 11W. NEW ZOO MED POWERSUN 100W. LITTLE...
  11. Lizards
    Whats the best to use any advice or preferences and why many thanks
  12. Lizards
    I have just taken delivery of my uv lighting for my leo's, I am so happy :2thumb: We have yet to install them but both are ready and waiting to be installed. The question I have is how long should the uv be left on? If I can leave it on all day will it heat up the viv's? could I get rid of the...
  13. Lizards
    Hi All, Wondered if you can help me, my UV light for my Chinese Water Dragon has just failed, currently using a Repti-Glo 5.0 30W 36in. My local shop has only got a 25w in store, is this going to make a huge difference to her or do I need to stick with the setup I have and order the correct...
  14. Lizards
    I was searching online for uv lighting and never seen these before :- Blacklight Blue UV energy saver bulb. Could you use this for reptiles? When using uv lighting what wattage is best for Leo's?
  15. Lizards
    ive got a really big viv that i need a basking area of about 2 x 2 foot at about 28-30 degrees, anybody advise what sort of bulb i should be using, im into snakes and dont use UV some im abit unsure
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hiya I am upgrading my horsefield tortoises, rocky and pebbles, from Compact Uv lamps to strip lamps which I believe are better, It will take some time, however, Rocky is first for an upgrade, I have a 20-30w Arcadia controller and a Zoomed 10% UVB bulb (30") and need to know where to put it...
  17. Lizards
    Hi All, At the min i have an Exo Terra Repti Glo 10.0 UV Tube in my beardies viv but I have heard so many ppl talking about how good the Arcadia D3+ 12% Reptile Lamps are and that they last longer. So my question is would I be able to just swap the UV bulb without having to change my light...
  18. Lizards
    Are there any types of lizards that can be kept without UV lighting?
  19. Shelled Classifieds
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  20. Equipment Classifieds
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