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Posted by ALanolis on March 05, 2003 at 09:24:00:
In Reply to: Cage Description posted by OneTwoManyHerps on March 04, 2003 at 22:18:52:
It all sounds good. The 7.0 bulb is ok, though I don't know why people always go for the higher UVB percentage. ESU's 5% bulb was found to be insufficient. Then when their 7% bulbs came out, problems ESU-5 users had cleared up. Makes me wonder if the 7% bulb is actually just a working 5% bulb, and the original wasn't. ZooMed's Repti-Sun 5 is 5% UVB, while Vita-Lite is slightly less, but those two bulbs are probably the best UV bulbs you can use. Think about that. The important factor is "does it put out enough to keep your reptile healthy?" If so, why do people feel the need to keep upping the UVB output? If a working and true to life 5% UVB tube was found to produce better results in animals than any other fluorescent on the market, and indeed is enough, why go higher? (ex: someone on another forum said he wanted to use a Repti-Glo 8 with his Anoles because he feared the Repti-Glo 5 wasn't enough. Just a thought.