Powerful terrarium fluorescent tube with high UV-B output: EXO TERRA UVB150! The high-quality T8 terrarium tube for desert-dwelling reptiles.
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Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube - perfect for desert terrariums
With the successor to the Exo Terra Repti Glo 10.0, Exo Terra has done just about everything right. The Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube is a sophisticated and technically advanced fluorescent tube for desert terrariums and is ideal for providing reptiles with basic daylight, UV-A and UV-B radiation. The Exo Terra Reptile UVB 150 T8 Tube provides the exact lighting conditions that deserts and semi-deserts require. This includes, for example, the fact that the dry air in such habitats does not filter out the important UV radiation through water particles. As a result, reptiles' sunbathing areas are exposed to particularly intensive radiation. In addition, a lack of clouds and vegetation that provides little shade often leads to continuous sunlight during the day.
When keeping reptiles from these climatic zones in the terrarium, it is important to simulate natural light conditions as closely as possible to ensure healthy development and prevent deficiency diseases which are almost pre-programmed by an insufficient supply of UV-B radiation. The high UV output ensures that the D3 synthesis, which is vital for reptiles, is optimally supported and ensures efficient calcium absorption. Not only desert dwellers such as bearded dragons and Co. benefit from this, but also many turtle species can be well cared for with the Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube. Do not underestimate the importance of UV-A in reptile keeping. This form of UV radiation awakens the vitality of your terrarium pets, stimulates their appetite and promotes reproductive behaviour. Terrarium plants also react to UV-A irradiation by improved growth.
If you would like to place your fluorescent tube directly on a gauze cover, the Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube is also recommended as the high daylight and UV output still allows plenty of radiation to enter the inside of the terrarium. With a weaker UV tube this would not work, because dense gauze covers filter out up to 50% of the UV light. It is for this type of lighting solution that the extended range of your Exo Terra UVB150 Terrarium Tubes is especially beneficial.
When using fluorescent tubes, it is important to take the following into account: Modern terrarium fluorescent tubes are a suitable means of providing reptiles with the necessary basic lighting. This makes the Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 a great way to illuminate the terrarium completely and without shadows, however, such a terrarium tube is rarely suitable as the sole light source. Why is this so? Clearly: Fluorescent tubes are designed to work over rather short distances and are used to flood a terrarium evenly with daylight and UV radiation. This is where the Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube performs very well. Especially desert-dwelling reptiles have a very high UV requirement, need an explicit sun and heat place and love a lot of bright daylight. Therefore we recommend the combination of your Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube with a UV Fluorescent Illuminator. Such surface emitters (UV lamps) not only provide significantly increased UV radiation, they also work over much longer distances than a fluorescent tube. In addition, with such a special UV lamp you also increase the intensity of visible daylight. When used with the appropriate lamp combination, the Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube is an ideal base for your terrarium lighting. One final tip: If you would like to light a desert terrarium with Exo Terra UVB tubes, we recommend the Exo Terra Reptile UVB200 T8 tube as the UV output is much higher.
Your Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 Terrarium Fluorescent Tube is available in 6 different lengths and power ratings. Simply select the version that fits your terrarium size from the drop-down menu:
Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 fluorescent tube, 14 Watt, 38 cm
Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 Fluorescent Tube, 15 Watt, 45 cm
Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 fluorescent tube, 18 watts, 60 cm
Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 fluorescent tube, 25 watts, 75 cm
Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 Fluorescent Tube, 30 Watt, 90 cm
Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 T8 fluorescent tube, 36 Watt, 120 cm