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 #2055089


Spankie
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 Uvb lights

Are those compact uvb lights from exo terra and zoo med safe to use?



08/11/09  07:27pm

 #2056776


Gravel1
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  Message To: Spankie   In reference to Message Id: 2055089


 Uvb lights

Yes But golden geckos are nocturnal so you don’t need unless you have I live plant that needs it also with a red bulb you can sometimes see them awake in active during the day.



08/14/09  10:00am

 #2057299


Kaitymay
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  Message To: Gravel1   In reference to Message Id: 2056776


 Uvb lights

red bulb? stupid to say, but mine is purple? lol... there is not a difference is there?



08/15/09  02:33am

 #2057844


Gravel1
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  Message To: Kaitymay   In reference to Message Id: 2057299


 Uvb lights

Ya there are red bulbs.My local pet shop as red bulbs and another one has purple there the same it is just colors they can’t see.



08/15/09  08:42pm

 #2057912


Kaitymay
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  Message To: Gravel1   In reference to Message Id: 2057844


 Uvb lights

oh okay.



08/15/09  11:02pm

 #2058174


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Spankie   In reference to Message Id: 2055089


 Uvb lights

You can use a UVB bulb if you want, but it would have to be a low wattage and very low UV output. Too high an output and you literally can blind your gecko - causing snow blindness. Also avoid bulbs with a curly design or a U design, as those are also known to cause snow blindness.

Even nocturnal geckos under UV bulbs look brighter and more colorful in the end, so something may be going on with that. It’s, however, not a necessity. You should be using the calcium powders on the food instead, as the nocturnal geckos will not be out in the light enough to get the full benefit of it.



UVB does not help plants grow. Those need a UVA bulb. A UVA bulb will not benefit a lizard whatsoever.


Red (and blue) bulbs are normally used during the night if your house is too cold. It lets you see the lizard roam around. Using a regular day bulb helps the lizard get accustomed to a day and night schedual. You should not be using a regular day bulb at night.



08/16/09  01:59pm

 #2058188


Gravel1
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2058174


 Uvb lights

YA BOUT MY GECKO HATES REGULAR LIGHTS AND HIDES CONSISTENTLY HE IT IS ON ALSO HE KNOWS WHEN DAY AND NIGHT IS WHEN THE LIGHTS TURN ON IN THE MORNING HE GOES TO SLEEP



08/16/09  02:28pm

 #2058255


Kaitymay
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  Message To: Gravel1   In reference to Message Id: 2058188


 Uvb lights

is 50watts okay? or too much/too little?



08/16/09  04:24pm

 #2058273


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Kaitymay   In reference to Message Id: 2058255


 Uvb lights

the amount of watts has to do with the temp of your house. You should have a thermometer (preferably of the digital variety) in the tank to tell. If the temps go into the 90’s or above, then you need a lower watted bulb as the tank is too hot.



08/16/09  05:14pm

 #2058308


Kaitymay
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2058273


 Uvb lights

ok...my thermometer got messed up when i cleaned his cage the day b4 yesterday. so im waiting on a new one, shouldnt take long. but the temps should not exceed 90 in his cage.. although it is about 80 in my house as it is.. will it make a difference if i just make the light further away for right now?



08/16/09  06:38pm

 #2058679


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Kaitymay   In reference to Message Id: 2058308


 Uvb lights

Most likely, yes. And have it face a top corner of the cage instead of straight down at a solid half of it. Either that or, if you feel the bulb is too hot, to exchange it at the store for a 40 watt.

A digital thermometer is pretty durable. Only 10 dollars. You mount the actual thermometer on the outside of the cage and put a probe to measure temps on the inside. That way the humidity and cage cleaning will not mess it up.



08/17/09  10:19am

 #2058737


Kaitymay
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2058679


 Uvb lights

il find a digital one then. and recently someone told me i should make my cage warmer, very confusing.. haha. i have it on the corner and left it at the height that it was.



08/17/09  11:28am


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