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    Hi everyone! I've lurked around these forums as a guest for a while, and finally decided to make an account!

    I'm planning on getting a low-level UVB for my leo, and I wanted to know if you folks have any recommendations. I had initially been looking at Zoo Med NatureSun, but I can't tell if it provides UVB at all or just UVA. I also don't know what kind of fixtures are best for these kinds of lights. Thoughts?

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    Welcome aboard!

    What UVB you choose depends upon the size of your enclosure. There are minimum lengths.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Thanks!

    His enclosure is a 20 gallon long.

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    I use a 13 watt Reptisun mini tropical compact florescent bulb with a 10" Flukers Repta-Clamp with a Zoo Med Repti Timer. this is what I am useing but I don't know if there are better bulbs.
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    Ok, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo! View Post
    Hi everyone! I've lurked around these forums as a guest for a while, and finally decided to make an account!

    I'm planning on getting a low-level UVB for my leo, and I wanted to know if you folks have any recommendations. I had initially been looking at Zoo Med NatureSun, but I can't tell if it provides UVB at all or just UVA. I also don't know what kind of fixtures are best for these kinds of lights. Thoughts?
    Zoo Med NatureSun is too weak and only good for plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    Zoo Med NatureSun is too weak and only good for plants.
    Ah ok, gotcha! I ended up ordering an Exo Terra Repti-Glo 2.0, which is supposedly good for nocturnal reptiles-- so fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    I use a 13 watt Reptisun mini tropical (5.0) compact florescent bulb with a 10" (diameter) Flukers Repta-Clamp with a Zoo Med Repti Timer. this is what I am useing but I don't know if there are better bulbs.
    Quote Originally Posted by echo! View Post
    Ah ok, gotcha! I ended up ordering an Exo Terra Repti-Glo 2.0, which is supposedly good for nocturnal reptiles-- so fingers crossed!
    I only see mention of UVA in Amazon's write up about the bulb you ordered.

    Some Exo Terra bulbs are poorly rated in terms of UVB and longevity. I have inferior ratings on actual Exo Terra bulb UVB output. I've had poor experience with Exo Terra's CHEs.

    If you're looking for a reputable UVB bulb for a 20 long enclosure, please order Zoo Med's 13 watt Reptisun mini tropical 5.0 compact fluorescent bulb with a 10" diameter Flukers Repta-Clamp Lamp like Geecko123 uses in post 4. His leo Citrine seems to be hanging out under it for a couple hours every day.



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    "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 a vivarium <===

    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
    I only see mention of UVA in Amazon's write up about the bulb you ordered.

    Some Exo Terra bulbs are poorly rated in terms of UVB and longevity. I have inferior ratings on actual Exo Terra bulb UVB output. I've had poor experience with Exo Terra's CHEs.

    If you're looking for a reputable UVB bulb for a 20 long enclosure, please order Zoo Med's 13 watt Reptisun mini tropical 5.0 compact fluorescent bulb with a 10" diameter Flukers Repta-Clamp Lamp like Geecko123 uses in post 4. Her leo Citrine seems to be hanging out under it for a couple hours every day.

    Shoot, ok-- time to cancel my order haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by echo! View Post
    Shoot, ok-- time to cancel my order haha!
    Can you order Zoo Med's 13 watt mini compact 5.0 UVB instead and a Fluker's 10 inch diameter clamp lamp.

    Geecko123 reports that for the last 2 weeks her male leo Citrine has been using his mini compact for about 2 hours each day. Geecko123 also has a 20 long.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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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