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    Question Can I make my UBV light less intense?


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    Hello! I have the Arcadia shade dweller UVB pro 7% light but my tank is only about 1ft high and Iíve just read that the light needs to be about 30cm away from the leopard gecko, I canít move the light because if I put it above the glass sliding roof the ubv wont penetrate it. I remember reading somewhere that maybe using baking/parchment paper around the bulb can dim it a bit, is this true? Will the uv still come through? Or is there any other way of doing it, itís about 25cm from the floor where it is so any suggestions would help! Is it bad for the gecko to have it on when itís that close? Thank you!4CC09FDD-E45E-4039-8C7C-E5D4DE8371B1.jpgE323FE2A-C09F-4CA7-AAC8-F03436082A8D.jpg

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    Welcome aboard!

    Please share the dimensions of Fred's home: length x width x height. Cms are fine. It seems the enclosure may just be 11 inches high???

    A 10 gallon enclosure = 20 x 10.25 x 12 inches tall.

    Some enclosures are really too small for effective use of UVB, because there are too few places for a leo to escape from UVB when he needs to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome aboard!

    Please share the dimensions of Fred's home: length x width x height. Cms are fine. It seems the enclosure may just be 11 inches high???

    A 10 gallon enclosure = 20 x 10.25 x 12 inches tall.

    Some enclosures are really too small for effective use of UVB, because there are too few places for a leo to escape from UVB when he needs to.
    HELLO! thank you for your help!

    His tank is length - 90cm, height - 30cm, depth -30cm.
    He has a few hides and leaves to hide under but a bit worried the light might be a little low still!
    If it is is there any way to make it less intense or maybe cover it with something? Just because I canít move it any higher up the tank! Would baking paper over it work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred_thegecko View Post
    HELLO! thank you for your help!

    His tank is length - 90cm, height - 30cm, depth -30cm.
    He has a few hides and leaves to hide under but a bit worried the light might be a little low still!
    If it is is there any way to make it less intense or maybe cover it with something? Just because I canít move it any higher up the tank! Would baking paper over it work?
    Thank you! 0833B4FF-FBC6-4271-AC47-9321C26ADCE5.jpg30582284-9518-41E4-ABE7-1559F6258391.jpg
    You're welcome.

    I've not heard of a "baking/parchment" paper fix.

    length - 90cm, height - 30cm, depth -30cm = 35.4 inches x 11.8 inches x 11.8 inches

    Can you join Facebook's Reptile Lighting group? This group is based in the UK. Reptile Lighting's admins and members have the skills you need for inside-the-enclosure UVB lighting and heating. Whether the height is sufficient for the fixture you have depends upon the Ferguson Zones.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-01-2020 at 11:38 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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