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Exo terra solar glo

Discussion in 'Heating, Lighting & UV' started by Neffy, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Neffy

    Neffy Hatchling Turtle

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    Hey turtle lovers. (:hello)
    What's your opinion of the Exo-Terra 125w Solar Glo MVB as a UVB and heat source? My ELN is due for a new UVB light soon and I was thinking about purchasing the Solar Glo to also use for his heat but if it's no good, I will stick to separate bulbs. (:thumb)
     
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  2. Aussiepride83

    Aussiepride83 Administrator
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    Hello, the 125 watt Exo-Terra Solar Glo MVB is exactly what I use and all my turtles love it. They bask under it every day.
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    You still need to use full length UVB fluoro light tubes over the length of the entire tank though.
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  3. Neffy

    Neffy Hatchling Turtle

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  4. Aussiepride83

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    No, the MVB lamp is good for 10,000 hours. If you only use it for 2 hours/day, it'll last a long time.
    The distance is dependant on the temperature. You want a basking temperature of 30-34 degrees C. For me, to achieve that, I need to have it about 40-45cm above the dock.
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  5. Andrewasw

    Andrewasw Juvenile Turtle

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    On the ****ty days my turtles get dry time under these globes, plus they have one over the dock.
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    #5 Andrewasw, Nov 18, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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