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Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:08 pm   Combo Lighting Fixture and Bulb Recommendations

Hi all,

I've been having problems with my separate lighting fixtures and was looking into this dual fixture for simplicity sake:

Repti Zoo Combo Light Fixture
https://www.amazon.com/REPTIZOO-Fixture-Reptile-Integration-Design/dp/B07CWKXYPP/ref=sr_1_2?crid=26EIZQGMNICCE&dchild=1&keywords=dual+combo+light+fixture&qid=1635889996&qsid=142-2965870-9206749&sprefix=dual+combo+light+fixture+%2Caps%2C66&sr=8-2&sres=B07CWKXYPP%2CB001QGIUDG%2CB08MDXMG2S%2CB093LGPMVB%2CB08P97CXWP%2CB07Q196PNJ%2CB08D8X26GF%2CB087CR3GJM%2CB00BC3IPOW%2CB07KJDBVC6%2CB07Y1RYGNP%2CB01KXXSA3C%2CB01HGNP8O6%2CB00AJSI1EK%2CB07Z7QPYVN%2CB07Y4Q3CRV%2CB014MP04G8%2CB07PVX3C24%2CB07J27TWFL%2CB01M0FYVYW&srpt=LIGHT_FIXTURE

Does anyone have experience with this setup? I'm also struggling to find a solid UVA bulb to use in this setup. Fixture is roughly 5-6 inches away from the basking dock so I know i'd be looking for something around 50w. Would someone be able to recommend one to me?

UVB I've been using the below bulb which has held up great and I will continue using with this new dual fixture:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00101GDIG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:49 pm   Re: Combo Lighting Fixture and Bulb Recommendations

May I ask what kind of problem? This combo unit still has fixtures that operate independently of each other. If one part fails, you cannot replace it without replacing the entire unit. The UVB lamp you linked should also produce UVA. For heat, I use halogen bulbs. How big is your setup?
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:50 pm   Re: Combo Lighting Fixture and Bulb Recommendations

My setup is a 210g. What would you recommend for a lighting setup? (If you can post products/links that would be helpful!)
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:16 pm   Re: Combo Lighting Fixture and Bulb Recommendations

I don't have any personal recommendation, but something like this looks good or at least has features you might want: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVVYZNV Corded switch, hook, ceramic base. Have you considered a mercury vapor bulb?
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:57 pm   Re: Combo Lighting Fixture and Bulb Recommendations

Thank you for the recommendation - i'll look into purchasing. And no, what are the benefits of mercury vapor bulbs? Would that type of bulb work for this Zoo Med fixture?
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:31 pm   Re: Combo Lighting Fixture and Bulb Recommendations

A mercury vapor bulb (MVB) puts out a lot of heat and UV, more than any other type or combo. So you will only need one bulb and one fixture, but they are more expensive. The fixture for this kind of bulb should have a ceramic base and large dome.
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