Basking Light...how many hours?

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Kantele
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Hey just wanted to ask this. I have a basking are with a UVA light bulb. How many hours or minutes should I turn on this light?
sbturtlegrlz6
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You need to have a uvb light without question uva is no good w/o the uvb a time of 8-10 hours is the best also i suggest timers so you arent tied to always turnig on and off you turtles lights.
shelngav
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Often people use the basking light in tune with the lighting outside. I usually keep mine on 10-12 and I just keep both on for the same length of time so the UVB goes off when the UVA does. I too recommend a timer if you aren\'t in the same room with the turtle so you dont forget. I put mine in a different room temporarily during some remodeling and almost forgot to turn it off. It didnt go off til 9 pm. Poor guy! I am considering a timer too.
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