lighting problem :(

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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p.s he/she is suffering from lack of calcuim
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mariza wrote:
If you use a screen, make sure the holes are at least 1/8th of a inch, (any smaller and too much UVB light will be blocked out). Most people that use screens sit their lights on top of them over the basking area. For a strip light, I wouldn\'t use a screen or any other barrier. When a turtle is swimming in the water under a UVB light, the water itself will also be blocking some UVB rays, so why have two barriers (water and screen)? To be effective, the UVB light shouldn\'t be more than 12 inches from your turtle. The strip light (a Reptisun 5.0 is a good choice) is flourescent and doesn\'t get really hot, so, unlike the heat lamp, it should be able to withstand a little water if your turtles splash a little.
That paragraph is at the end of this page:http://www.allturtles.com/msgboard/view ... picID=4564
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The \"UV light\" is a UVB light (flourescent)? You need both a UVB light and a heat light (this can be a regular lightbulb). Mimic the hours of the day that they\'re on, a little longer in the summer when the days are longer, a little shorter in the winter when the days are shorter. An average of 12 hours a days is fine.
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