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    Is this the right batten?

    I've been to Bunnings to look at fittings and have found this 2ft batten. Is it the right batten for use with the 10.0 UVB tubes? Also, what tubes do you guys recommend, and what globes should I use for heating?

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    that's the one.you can use Reptile 1 or Exo Terra or Sylvania Reptistar.Unfortunately UV are not cheap.
    Heat globes you can get from Bunnings,we use the Philips available in 40,60,75 & 100W for about $3-4 ea, don't buy heat lamps from pet shops,about 15 times the price.
    Make sure you get the E27 (screw in ) ceramic fittings as plastic can't take the heat.
    I go to tradie outlets like TLE or JR Turk for fittings and the Reptistar tubes, much cheaper than pet shops.
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    Thanks for the help. I ended up with a Reptisun 10.0 UVB tube and a 100w Phillips. I'll probably drop the 100w down as summer rolls around. Lucy seems pretty happy in her new enclosure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffandthat View Post
    Thanks for the help. I ended up with a Reptisun 10.0 UVB tube and a 100w Phillips. I'll probably drop the 100w down as summer rolls around. Lucy seems pretty happy in her new enclosure!

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    sounds good,we keep a variety of globes and adjust according to weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    sounds good,we keep a variety of globes and adjust according to weather
    Would using a dimmer switch work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffandthat View Post
    Would using a dimmer switch work?
    Dimming thermostats can work with certain globes but tend to shorten the life of the globes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asw Reptiles View Post
    Dimming thermostats can work with certain globes but tend to shorten the life of the globes
    No thermostat. I was thinking more along the lines of one of the dimmers you have with your light switches to set the mood!
    Put in a 100w globe, if it's too hot dim it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffandthat View Post
    No thermostat. I was thinking more along the lines of one of the dimmers you have with your light switches to set the mood!
    Put in a 100w globe, if it's too hot dim it down.
    I suppose it is worth a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffandthat View Post
    No thermostat. I was thinking more along the lines of one of the dimmers you have with your light switches to set the mood!
    Put in a 100w globe, if it's too hot dim it down.
    the only trouble with that means you need to be there constantly checking and adjusting.Most of us use timers,check the forecast in the morning and adjust the siesta to suit ! Problem solved
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    the only trouble with that means you need to be there constantly checking and adjusting.Most of us use timers,check the forecast in the morning and adjust the siesta to suit ! Problem solved
    Explain this forecast thing to me! How does it all work? If it's a hotter day you set the timer for less than a colder day?

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