uva uvb ???

Post any questions you have about a turtle indoor setup here. Or if you have a link to your indoor setup picture we would love to see it.
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mr.turtle
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Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:24 am

what whod be the best and cheapest uvb light for two sliders about
3-4 inches in lenght

i saw a uvb an uva light in one at petco for $26 it was one of those coil lights and it was 20watts would that work and would that give off any heat
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Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:22 pm

The ESU Super UVB Coil light you saw gives off only 3% UVB (not much); a Reptisun 5.0 would be much better. To be effective, UVB lights should be no further than 12 inches away from a turtle when it basks (6-8 inches is best). Conventional UVB lights are flourescent and don\'t give off heat, so you still to use a heat lamp; a regular incandescent lightbulb works fine for this purpose. It\'s cheaper to buy things on-line.
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