The ExoTerraReptiGlo 10.0 has a very high UVB output similar to that associated with desert environments. Desert locations...... more
The ExoTerraReptiGlo 10.0 has a very high UVB output similar to that associated with desert environments. Desert locations receive more direct sunlight than any other because of fewer clouds, less air humidity and no plants or trees to provide shade. Therefore desert reptiles are more exposed to UV radiation than any other type of reptile. This bulb can also be used on screened terrariums or terrariums with dense screen covers to ensure UVB penetration. Dense screens can filter out up to 50% of the UVB rays.
Advantages: easily available, well designed packaging, does the job well Disadvantages: need to purchase extras like starter and reflector, must be replaced every 6 months
...become ill and ultimately die, so a UVB light really was an important piece of equipment for me to purchase. The repti-glo lights seemed both well recommended and easy to come by which is why I chose to buy this brand.
Selecting a light
Repti-Glo Exo-Terra tubes come in different lengths and strengths in order to properly cater to the needs of different reptiles and different enclosure sizes...
Advantages: Good prices can be had Disadvantages: 6 months max use
...These Exo Terra Repti Glo compact bulbs are excellent for a range of animals. They are particularly useful for animals that require a UVB spot, rather than wide coverage. This is why I use these, as I keep mostly turtles and they need their UVB rays concentrated on the dry basking area where their heat lamp is, as that's where they do the most good; if you have a long tube UVB light over...
Advantages: Easy to Clean, Maintains Temperature and Humidity Well Disadvantages: Had to tape lid and vents up, due to my geckos being very small.
...of thin mesh to allow for air and there are vents at the front and on top.
Access can be from the top of front.
All Instructions are included. This one is 30 x 30 x 45 cm and is the smallest terrarium available from Exo Terra with more height than length (which some species prefer - for example my Mourning Geckos).
Prices on these Terrariums can vary quite a bit so I recommend anyone who is looking...