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Lighting & Powder Question.

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Posted by: cswiss at Sun Nov 7 14:03:48 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cswiss ]  
   

Hello, Im new here but i have a question that maybe you folks can answer for me. I have had my Box turtle for 12 years with no health issues EVER, and this year i decided to pick up a UVB bulb for my lamp (it is a zoo med dome clamp lamp) because we have been having longer winters (Im from Texas) the past couple years. I couldn't remember what bulb i got 2 years ago when i took my turtle in for his/her first beak trim (by a doctor) i call him a doctor because he was a crock, he claimed he was a herp but he had to pull out a book to ask questions about my turtle. i knew more about my turtle then he did. haha.

I bought a:
Exo Terra - Repti Glo 10.0 (23 Watt) Compact Desert Terrarium Lamp

I keep my turtle in a big "dog pool"(36 inches in diameter) inside my house. I put 2 layers of substrate (1 being sand for the bottom, and on top of that i put reptile bark) I clamped the lamp to a desk next to my turtles enclosure and the distance between my bulb and his substrate is 20" inches. I plan on only keeping it on a few hours a day. Here's my question, Ive heard good and bad about this particular bulb and im wondering what yall's thoughts are? Also, with such a powerful bulb, is it necessary to have a UVA bulb aswell? I have heard uvb bulbs put out just enough uva to not need a separate bulb.

Question #2:
I feed him/her every week 2 or three grub worms that have been rolled in "T-Rex's 2:1 Calcium & Phosphorus with d3 powder", is this a ok choice for calcium supplements?

Any Help and knowledge is appreciated.
Thanks in advance!


   

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