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  1. Lizards
    Hello everyone, the ongoing setup of my viv is still going for my awaited arrival of my first bearded dragon :no1: my question is, does the uv lighting have to stretch the whole length of the viv, or would a shorter length be sufficient? Also any recommended cheap places where im able to...
  2. Lizards
    Hello everyone, the ongoing setup of my viv is still going for my awaited arrival of my first bearded dragon :no1: my question is, does the uv lighting have to stretch the whole length of the viv, or would a shorter length be sufficient? Also any recommended cheap places where im able to...
  3. Habitat
    Hi all I'm almost finished setting up my new Vivexotic EX48 viv for my beardie Boba, all that's needed now is to sort out the lighting. After speaking with ArcadiaJohn on the forum, I've decided to go for a twin Arcadia T5 D3+ UV setup using the new Arcadia T5 electronic controller. The problem...
  4. UV?

    Amphibians
    what uv percenterges do the following frogs need: american green tree frog (hyla cinerea) whites tree frog (litoria caerula)
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Would this be suitable for a Hermann's tortoise? ET ReptiGlo 10.0 Compact Lamp 13W - UV Lights - Reptile Lighting - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop If not could someone suggest something better? Also what do you think to this? ET European Tortoise Pellets Adult 270g - Tortoise/Turtle...
  6. Lizards
    Im looking up getting a crested gecko, iv been reading care sheets and im abit confused tho as some say you need uv lighting and some say you dont need it... So my question is, how do you guys keep your geckos? uv or no uv?
  7. Lizards
    Please, as if its going to be THAT easy :whistling2: Right, so i wanted to know what types of supplements you use? i assume the majority is 5:2 - calc:nutrobal, nothing wrong with that, tried and tested :O but i have also read that people use only nutrobal personally, i used to dust nutrobal...
  8. Lizards
    so, i put a UV bulb in with my leos, just for the funsies :D and to see if it would change anything now here comes the problem, i have a blizzard (I think, i was never any good with morphs) will the UV lights bug her? she spends the day in one of the hides anyways...but i hear that they can...
  9. Habitat
    OK just gone to complete setting up my viv and just realised that it only has clips to secure the uv light to and not the connectors and the plug! :whistling2: I have no idea what these are called so can't google them tried everything from uv light connectors etc anyone help?
  10. Newbie Advice
    hi all, im in the process of making a new viv for my bd (Drake), ive been reading through the Uv lighting posts and picked up some very good info and ive decided and ordered, a Exo Terra Solar Glo 160W. How ever i was going to buy a possible 2 maybe 3 uv lighting tubes, just to be on the...
  11. Lizards
    i didnt relise/get told that all lizards need uv lighting so they can process calcium :/ looks like im going to have two purchase some more lighting and rethink some set ups
  12. Newbie Advice
    I've been reading a few caresheets and a lot of them state that no one really knows if UV is beneficial to crested geckos, but to provide 1-2 hours of low UV a day to stay on the safe side. My issue is that I only have room for one bulb for light, so I can either have a UV bulb in for half the...
  13. Snakes
    I'd be interested in anyones views on whole area of UV lighting and it's effects on assisting/retaining colour in Chondros. I've heard on a few occations that exposure to UV lighting can bring out any white that might not normally show and if you have a possible high white animal it might...
  14. Equipment & Supplies
    I have recently aquired 2 yellow bellied turtles that were unwanted (how anyone could not want them is beyond me!!) they were in a tank that was far too small and have never been under uv light - ive rectified the tank situation and now need some advice on what type of bulb/lamp they need to be...
  15. Lizards
    Hi, yesterday I had the unexpected arrival of a pair oy Yellow Throated Plated Lizards and have had to rappidly aquire UV for these lil guys! Yes I have the starter kits in stock but what % bulb do they require? the mediam or the desert??? Im having real problems finding out!
  16. Equipment & Supplies
    I'm getting ready for the arrival of my BD's new 4x2x2 viv. I ordered all the UV equipment from Surry Reps. I ordered the usual for this setup, arcadia dry viv starter, 36" reflector and the D3+ 12% 36" uv tube. Only problem is that the tube did not turn up:devil: Got a little note saying...
  17. Lizards
    Hi all, been looking at some Gargoyle geckos, but dont know much about them, do they need uv? also can someone confirm that tokays dont need uv? as have read conflicting things!! thanks all HAYLEY XX :blush:
  18. Equipment & Supplies
    It amazes me the difference in prices of rep stuff from shop to shop. They all get the same stuff and sell it at completly random prices it seems. I'm looking to get the UV kit for my new BD viv, a standard 4x2x2 setup. I'm looking for a 36" 30w D3+ 12%uv bulb, Arcadia starter for said bulb...
  19. Lizards
    Hi all, Just curious to know how many people use reflectors with their uv tubes and if so do you think they are effective? thanks hayley x :blush:
  20. Lizards
    Hi all, just having a look on net for best prices fror arcadia bulbs, anyone recommend some of the best sites, i.e shipping costs, bulb prices etc.. may be some sites I haven't looked at, Thanks all HAYLEY X :notworthy:
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