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    Rate My Setup please. 4x2x2

    Rate My Setup please. 4x2x2
    Hello All,

    Just looking for some opinions on this build. First timer of course. I don't have a Beardie just yet but if I can get this set up right I would love to have one.

    1200mm x 600mm x 600mm. 60cm metal case fluro fixture with a ReptileOne UVB 10.0 T8. Flat ceramic heat bulb fitting and a few different wattage Phillips spot and flood globes to get the basking temp right. One vent low end of warm side, one vent high at cool side.

    UVB and heat bulb will be on a timer, no theromstat... if I can get my heat temps right.

    I have various large rocks and logs to decontaminate at the moment to get heights and hides right as well as some branches and seagrass for inclines. Play sand substrate from bunnings is drying outside atm.

    Specifically, I have heard conflicting reports about UVB fixture type and length... mine is currently at the warm end and is a metal fixture, UVB 10.0 T8.

    Looking forward to some constructive opinions so I can get this right.

    Cheers,

    Splitbusdriver.

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    The only thing I can see wrong with this enclosure is you have the UV tube at 1 end, move it into the middle for better spread.
    Otherwise good to go
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    Thanks Dragonlover1.

    Is there any issues with using a t8 tube rather than a t5 tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitbusdriver View Post
    Thanks Dragonlover1.

    Is there any issues with using a t8 tube rather than a t5 tube?
    T 8 tube is the older version, T5 is newer and supposedly better. I haven't tried the new version yet but from all reports it is superior.
    T8 is the thickness, so T5 is thinner and the tubes are not interchangable.
    All my enclosures with tube fittings are T8, prior to this there were T10 and T12 flouro tubes.
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    Thanks again mate.

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