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Posted by Mark_And_Aimee on April 22, 2003 at 13:09:38:

In Reply to: Mercury Vapor Bulbs posted by patricks on April 22, 2003 at 11:58:11:

After having six mercury vapor bulbs literally explode inside cages, I have completely reverted to flourescent tubes. I've had enough of my reptiles being showered with burning hot shards of glass.

I've used 2 brands - doesnt matter though, I've yet to have a mercury vapor bulb last longer than three months. In comparison, I've never had a flourescent tube explode, and never had on burn out before it needed to be replaced (6-8 months).

Mark

Mark


:I am building an 6'x5'x3' cage for a 1 year old iguana. I was debating between using mercury vapor bulbs or 48" UVB 5.0 tubes for the lighting. I was wondering if anyone had any positive/negative experience with mercury vapor bulbs. Thanks for the help.
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