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    Photo from the seller. As I wrote earlier I want to remove those bulbs. I also plan to add some additional plants and thick bamboo tubes, especially higher, to give Phelsuma more places to climb and hide, but first I need to know exactly how I need to place the lights.

    Zoo Med also doesn't seem to be available- I will join the group you recommended to find some solution.
    Are you providing a powdered supplement like Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamins until you get the UVB lighting figured out?

    I understand about removing those bulbs. Some places sell wire cages for light bulbs. How would you provide some heat for your Phelsuma?

    Have you access to Amazon in Poland? Amazon has just about everything.
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    Amazon can send to Poland, but everything in there is expensive as hell, for our standards.

    Vitamins with D3 are of course provided right now.

    I want to use one basking light above the terrarium. No heating during the night as for now, its warm enough in our apartment. For the winter I will add some heating mat near the bottom and put it on thermostat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sad_mad View Post
    Amazon can send to Poland, but everything in there is expensive as hell, for our standards.

    Vitamins with D3 are of course provided right now.

    I want to use one basking light above the terrarium. No heating during the night as for now, its warm enough in our apartment. For the winter I will add some heating mat near the bottom and put it on thermostat.
    Maybe Fran has ideas on heating too.

    A heat mat tends to dry out the enclosure.
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    This mat would be used just to keep temperature at around 22-23 degrees at night so i do not expect it to dry out the enclosure too much. Some night light are always an option, but I am afraid that with thermostat they will not last too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sad_mad View Post
    This mat would be used just to keep temperature at around 22-23 degrees at night so i do not expect it to dry out the enclosure too much. Some night light are always an option, but I am afraid that with thermostat they will not last too long.
    Geckos can see all visible light. Visible light is stressful at night for geckos.

    Have you heard about ceramic heat emitters (CHEs)? CHEs emit heat but NO light. CHEs are manufactured in many wattages.

    I have not heard that a thermostat shortens a bulb's life. Maybe they do???
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    I was sure that turning bulbs on and off often is not good for them, but I may be mistaken.

    I heard about ceramic heaters but I never used them myself. This also seems like a viable option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sad_mad View Post
    I was sure that turning bulbs on and off often is not good for them, but I may be mistaken.

    I heard about ceramic heaters but I never used them myself. This also seems like a viable option.
    Thermostats turn heat mats off and on frequently during the course of a day. A decent heat mat (Ultratherm heat mats) can last for years.

    I'd love to hear what Dr. Baines recommends for your UVB lighting. Please update this thread.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-20-2019 at 05:43 AM.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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    Sure, I am just waiting to be accepted now. I will be back with an answer.
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    I, too, am awaiting replies on your Reptile Lighting thread. I haven't seen much yet.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Hi ~

    I don't know what to think about your thread on Reptile Lighting.

    I noticed that Fran Baines recently posted on another thread several minutes ago. Perhaps she's been away and needs to catch up.

    At first I had not noticed what amount of ventilation your enclosure has on top. Most all-glass enclosures I've seen have fine (or wider) metal mesh over the entire top. As you know that makes placing UVB fixtures or lamps with CHEs instead an easy thing to do.

    What to do about heat, UVB, and ventilation? I don't think heating through glass would work very well, since we may be talking about the enclosure top and heat rises. It seems like it may be time to get a larger enclosure that's totally screen on the top???

    I'm sorry. I wish this was easier.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-22-2019 at 04:00 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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