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1 29th September 19:23
mrsmackwabber
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Hi -

Quick question:

I used to own chameleons and everyone always said that Reptisun is the
best. This weekend I won a bearded with complete setup. The light
they provided is a Repti-Glo which has 30% UVA and 5% UVB. I want to
replace it with a Reptisun 10.0, however, I noticed that the Reptisun
does not say it contains any UVA.

Will it be OK if I replace the Repti-Glo with a Reptisun 10.0 or do
beardeds need the 30% UVA too?

Thanks!

Wendy
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2 3rd October 19:21
zsuzsa
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Both Reptisun and Repti Glo are very good tubes, both have UVA (the
proportion is about the same). However, as the beardie has come to you with
the complete setup and - I suppose - you don't now how old the UVB tube is I
would replace it (they need to be replaced every 6 months).

Zsuzsa
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3 3rd October 20:22
zsuzsa
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Both Reptisun and Repti Glo are very good tubes, both have UVA (the
proportion is about the same). However, as the beardie has come to you with
the complete setup and - I suppose - you don't now how old the UVB tube is I
would replace it (they need to be replaced every 6 months).

Zsuzsa
Lizard care sheets:
http://www.thescalyfamily.cjb.net
Lizard pics:
http://public.fotki.com/spinytitus/
Nature photography:
http://www.hzspictures.fw.hu
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4 10th October 01:20
zsuzsa
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Both Reptisun and Repti Glo are very good tubes, both have UVA (the
proportion is about the same). However, as the beardie has come to you with
the complete setup and - I suppose - you don't now how old the UVB tube is I
would replace it (they need to be replaced every 6 months).

Zsuzsa
Lizard care sheets:
http://www.thescalyfamily.cjb.net
Lizard pics:
http://public.fotki.com/spinytitus/
Nature photography:
http://www.hzspictures.fw.hu
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5 10th October 01:24
victoria bolton
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All bulbs put out UVA even ordinary household bulbs to a certain extent.

The whole percentage things is a joke too. 5% UVB means 5% of that bulbs
light output is UVB. It has absolutely nothing to do with how strong it is
and it is just a coincidence that the Reptisun 10 is the best bulb of all
the fluorescent tubes. This is why a Reptisun 5.0 which is 5% UVB can have
more UVB than a ReptiGlo 8.0 which is 8% UVB. And a ESU 7% can have almost
no UVB at all.

I wish they would use a microwatt reading as it would be a lot more
informative to the end user.

http://www.uvguide.co.uk is a great site for learning the ins and outs of UVB for
reptiles.

To answer your question though the 10 is a great bulb. Dragons need a lot
more UVB than chammy's do so you might want to consider a MVB later.
http://www.reptileuv.com sell the megaray which is by far the best bulb on the
market. I use the EB series and while expensive to start it actually works
out cheaper in the long run as you only replace the bulb every 12 months not
every 6 months. (and replacement bulbs are half the price of the initial
kit). You can see test comparisons for this and many other bulbs at the
uvguide site.

Victoria
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6 10th October 01:35
bambii
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the need both

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