The ExoTerra Compact Top Canopy is a compact fluorescent terrarium canopy designed for use with the ExoTerra Glass...... more
The ExoTerra Compact Top Canopy is a compact fluorescent terrarium canopy designed for use with the ExoTerra Glass Terrarium.This easy-to-install canopy accommodates compact fluorescent bulbs or low wattage incandescent bulbs (available separately).A combination of different ExoTerraReptiGlo compact fluorescent bulbs can be used (PT-2226 / PT-2227 / PT-2228) to create the ideal ultraviolet/visual light ratio or a combination with an incandescent light source such as the ExoTerra Sun Glo to increase the ambient air-temperature.Optional accessories such as the ExoTerra Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer and the ExoTerra Thermostat and Hygrostat can be slid into the special sliding rim on the top of the canopy. * Fits two ExoTerra compact fluorescent or incandescent bulb (maximum 26 W) * With built-in reflector * Easy to install * Sliding rim to mount accessories45 x 9 x 20 cm
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.
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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...