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Posted by bexley on May 09, 2003 at 08:29:27:
In Reply to: Beardie Heating... Hmm posted by Christyj on May 09, 2003 at 01:40:28:
With a flourescent UVB bulb. Lots of hunting and researching information led me to this, I'd rather spend the extra $10Cdn for a flourescent fixture at Home Depot and $50Cdn on a proper UVB bulb, and just use a household bulb for heat/basking, than take chances on a screw in type bulb that advertises UVB, but may not to the full extent give off proper UVB bulbs.
Having said that, it might be overkill for my wonderful beardie, but its what I have to do for my iguana anyhow, so they both get this. I use an infrared bulb in the winter for night time warmth if he needs it, but I'll probably switch to a CHE this year once the infrared burns out.
:You should be able to heat a 20 gallon tank with a normal household bulb and a clamp dome fixture, no need to buy a basking bulb. Try a 60 or 100 watt to reach desired temp.