Does the hood matter?

Uri

Member
I bought a reptisun t5 ho 5.0 24 watt 22” uvb bulb for my enclosure but I was wondering can I use say an aquarium hood or does it also have to be a reptisun 24” t5 hood? Because those are quite hard to come across at least in my area
 

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
it has to be a "T5HO" hood. Any T5HO hood. If you have a 36" hood, and some diy, you can still use it. But you cant use a 24" T8" hood. I normally find the T5HO in the fish section of local shops.
 

Uri

Member
If you use an aquarium hood remove the plastic shield below the lights as it will block UVB.
Those work? If so that’s very useful cuz my local shops have not had the reptisun hoods in for months at least not for t5 only t8s but I wasn’t sure if aquarium holds worked or not
 

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
You don't need a "hood" at all—any T5HO fixture should do.

As it happens, all of the type fixtures shown below come from the same mfr.
All made by Shenzen Sunlight Lighting Co. (OEM) and all are virtually identical,
with mirrored reflectors.

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  • Arcadia Pro T5
  • Biodude T5HO
  • Carolina Custom Cages T5HO
  • Hydrofarm "Jumpstart"
  • Sunblaster T5HO Nanotech
  • Vivarium T5
  • and Others
so shop for price.
 
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