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RE: Multiple basking spots: UVB and non-UVB

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Posted by: MimC85 at Mon Jan 19 14:12:08 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by MimC85 ]  
   

Im not sure how much heat (as far as basking temps) you get out of that wattage bulb - it also depends a lot on ambient room temps, etc etc.

However, the important thing is to provide multiple basking spots without overheating the whole tank. Unless you have a REALLY long tank - a basking spot at each end will leave your uro with no cool spots.

I would probably try putting both the basking spots on the same end of the tank - so a cool side is still available. Just make sure to montior your temps with a temp gun or digital thermometer...if you can achieve two basking spots and still have a cool zone then there is no harm. If you re finding that your tank is not large enough to allow for a cool zone then you are risking harm to your uro.

If you have a long enough tank you may be able to do a basking spot at one end, and one towards the middle, while still having a cool side. Or if they tank is wide enough you could have two basking spots side by side at one end. You would have to play with it, while carefully monitoring your temps to see if you could make it work.
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