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    MVB question

    Hey guys!

    Who uses Exo Terra Solar Glow globes (MVB's)?

    Firstly can I use one in a enclosure 4ft x 2ft x 2ft thinking the 125watt one will work well? Not 100% sure...

    Any help

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    I've used them in a slightly smaller exo terra terrarium ( So glass with mesh top ) its about 4ft W x 1.5ft W x 2ft H, Only really used it on Raptazors first winter when I was trying 2 stop him from brumation.


    For mine I find the Zoo Med 100W the better choice, but will still have 2 turn it off and just run the UV light in the heat of the day.

    125W should be right for you setup, Not sure if it will work but can't you just try a 125W spot globe for a few hrs 2 see before spending the $$$ on an MVB

    I could also probably do with there Solar Glo 80W MVB, and keep it on longer during the day in summer.

    I do question Exo Terra's MVB chart with distance and relation 2 temp, but I assume it is depended on what is used as the spot

    Hope that helps some what

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    I use them in my 120 x 70 x 60. I also have a couple in other tanks with raised fittings. Brett said they run a bit cooler than some other MVB's, he used them before he had to clear his collection and still sells them through the ABDF store.
    I think if you could raise it a little you would be fine.
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    I used an MVB 125W for 6 months. Worked great except I had a glass tank that didn't hold heat (thats fixed now). I used to have a heat lamp and UV coil but of course when my beardie basked under the heat lamp he wouldn't actually get any UV, and I though a MVB would replicate the sun better. The only issue I see with MVBs and coils as well is that they can only get adequate UV directly under it - so no choice for UV and no heat and visa versa depending on your set up. I now have an Arcadia t5 high output 10.0 UVB (tube) in a zoo med fitting - expensive, but I absolutely love it.

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