basking globe help pls?

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  1. Pizzalover

    Pizzalover Not so new Member

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    Guys whats a cheaper way of going with a basing globe? do I really need to pay $15 + ? when I could use a cheaper one, my issue is they don't last that longany help appreciated PIZZA
     
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    What species is it for?
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    You can use cheaper globes purchased from places like bunnings or supermarkets instead of reptile branded types.
     
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    im looking for something for a Beardie , can I ue a basking globe instead of a fluro?
     
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    short answer = no

    a beardie needs 10% UVB + AT LEAST 10% UVA from either CFB or UVB10 FLUORO TUBE + A SPORT LAMP to provide adequate UVA UVB and heat to digest their food, metabolise Calcium and promote a good apetite and activity
    OR
    an MVB.
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    Bearded dragons need UV, so you really need to provide UV light.
     
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    I use 100 & 120 watt flood lights from bunnings in conjunction with 10.0 UVA compact globes... It'll set you back $6 for two & give you some decent basking spots as well providing UVB...
     
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    yeah the pet shop has 5.0 uvb globes for $46 wth pfffffft
     
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    worse place to buy reptile accessories. Go to ebay and look up reptile uv.
     
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    will do cheers :)
     
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    KaotikJezta Very Well-Known Member

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    i would rather pay $46 for a decent brand name light than $20 for a cheap Chinese light of dubious quality.
     
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    get a mercury vapour bulb, supplies UVA and UVB and they last for around 1-2 years. sure it's $40 odd but they last for so much longer and they are two in one.
     
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    Brand names all the way, but these are also chinese rubbish.

    Wanting to get a hold of a t5 arcadia tube, alot of uvb and a brand know for high quality.


    Rick
     
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    KaotikJezta Very Well-Known Member

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    Not all brand names are made in China
     
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    Rogue5861 Very Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, was suppose to say "alot of chinese rubbish".

    I believe the Sylvannia Reptistar to be one of the better ones due to its great light spectrum.


    Rick
     
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    Mercury Vapour Bulbs bro, cost $25 and last for a long time.
     
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    Where does one get MVB bulbs for $25?
     
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    I definitely wouldn't be trusting a $25 MVB
     
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