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    Hello to all. I am new to this site. so far all looks great with alot of good info.
    our family have kept reptiles for many years now. We have a crestie, an albino milk snake, and now a gold dust day gecko (the geico gecko ) we also have had bearded dragons that were with us for a VERY long time.
    Now for my question, I know that day gecko's need UVA and UBV with a basking area.
    I would like to know thought's on LED lighting for UVA and UVB. I also have a reef aquarium with lighting that have full spectrums (UV is 420 to 440 spectrum, blue and white lighting with controllable intensity) Will a light like this provide what Yoshi ( day gecko's name) need for UVA and UVB?
    I will provide a separate basking light also.
    Please and thank you all
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    In my opinion you can provide full spectrum UVA/B any way you want. In addition you'll need a basking spot which I provide with a halogen or xenon puck light. I really enjoy watching my gold dust day gecko zipping through her enclosure during the day. Once my beardie saw her and leapt up to try to eat her!

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! LEDs may contain inadequate UVB for a Phelsuma laticauda.

    In my limited experience, providing UVB is very exacting.

    Please see my PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! LEDs may contain inadequate UVB for a Phelsuma laticauda.

    In my limited experience, providing UVB is very exacting.

    Please see my PM.
    On the other hand, Leann Christenson, who wrote "Day Geckos in Captivity" felt that day geckos could get adequate D3 through supplementation, which I did successfully for many years. I don't know if she still feels this way, since I bought her book at least 15 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    On the other hand, Leann Christenson, who wrote "Day Geckos in Captivity" felt that day geckos could get adequate D3 through supplementation, which I did successfully for many years. I don't know if she still feels this way, since I bought her book at least 15 years ago.

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    Hello Aliza ~

    Leann's book is one resource I can put my hands on quite easily. However, I've lost contact with Leann.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    ===> 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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    For additional information search www.ArcadiaReptile.com +


    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-29-2021 at 02:54 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    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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    Arcadia is definitely a great resource.

    Aliza

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    Hello ~

    Arcadia's relatively new product may be just what you're looking for to make your Phelsuma laticauda content. It's Arcadia's ShadeDweller Arboreal.

    For more information please check this link.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-30-2021 at 04:50 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    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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