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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:44 pm 
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UV is essential to a beardies health, and it's a topic that gets a lot of people confused. Here is a useful site to help you understand the correct set up and recommended buys. http://www.uvguide.co.uk

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 Post subject: Re: UV Guide
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Thanks. Answered a few of my questions :D

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 Post subject: Re: UV Guide
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When checking this site please pay particular attention to the warnings given about certain types of lighting.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:11 pm 
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how far away shud the uv strip be from ur beardie.(max n min)..thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:53 am 
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Your beardie should be able to get within 6 to 8 inches of the uv at the highest point. How big is your viv and how far is the uv tube from the floor?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:16 pm 
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hi ..we was chattin in other post bout this...but viv is 24in high and uv strip is now(cus i lowered it)8 inches away from beardie at highest point.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Hi guys I am posting this as a warning always get a second opinion on any "advice" u receive from pet shops.

My poor lil lady has MBD in her back legs all due to being told that my basking bulb was a uv bulb to!

Hopefully with the correct bulb and calcium more often hopefully she will be ok but I have been told that her legs may never be quite right but I can hopefully stop it getting any worse!! I was heartbroken when my herp vet told me that this could have been prevented by exposure to UV light something that was so simple.

So please let my story be a warning to you always get a second opinion.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Another warning about pet shops.

I trusted that my local pet shop would supply me with the right equipment, but sadly, they didn't. I needed a replacement uv bulb and they ordered me a 5%. I told them this wasn't enough, so they re-ordered me a 10%. But my boy started to get more and more withdrawn and stopped eating, looked puffy eyed and wouldn't get up in the morning. When I phoned the exotics shop where I got him they told me the type of bulb I had was rubbish. The bulb I had was an Exo-Terra Repti-glo 10%. The shop said this was a cheap version of the real thing, and that the uv-ness of these bulbs fades really quickly, despite their 1 year guarantee.

I'm off to South Coast Exotics tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:07 am 
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Actually Exo-Terra should be OK although ALL of the UV strips degrade pretty quickly and whatever is said should be replaced at around 6 months. The real problem ones are the Chinese knock offs!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Well I'd love to think so, but my boy has picked up already since I put in the new Arcadia bulb - he's moving around, up and interested and eating at last. I'm not taking any more risks. x


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