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Old 04-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hi quick question who uses uv light strips : coil bulbs for there tortoises ? I do I just wonder whatis the best "brand" make of bulbs ? X
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Coil bulbs are not advised as they can cause eye problems, different tortoises react differently to them. I like the Arcadia T5 tubes personally.
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I don't use the UV bulbs. I supplement through the winter and they go outside during summer.
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I also use Arcadia Tubes.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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Tubes for me
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Hi quick question who uses uv light strips : coil bulbs for there tortoises ? I do I just wonder whatis the best "brand" make of bulbs ? X
T5 for the best UV output and they continue like this months after compared to combi bulbs.
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T5 bulbs where can you buy these Andy ?
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T5 bulbs where can you buy these Andy ?
I get all my lighting from SWELL reptiles online, they are very good and cheaper than everywhere else.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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I used to use a combi light from arcadia thinking It would be easier, all in one basking and uv. Well excuse the pun but I have seen the light. I now have a normal high watt halogen bulb for heat and a t5 strip bulb for his uv. He seems to like it more in that he sits in the light a lot longer. He seems to have really taken to it. I got mine from shelled warrior shop but you can get it from most pet shops that supply reptiles or fish. You will need a reflector and a controller as well. Make sure they are all theright sizes and compatible but the items should tell you what goes with what.

I would definitely recommend this type of set up and a lot of people on here have a similar set up
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #10
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I aready use a mix of Arcadia bulbs and the all in one uv bulbs I just wondered who rates what ones the all in ones are expensive but I'm more tempted towards the strip uv bulbs x
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