Growlight in a pygmy cage?


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Eh so i was wandering if it would be ok if i were to put a growlight in my pygmy cage or if it would put any thing harmful off to the pygmys? also was wandering if I should go with a reptiglo or reptisun for the main light? Is the reptisun that much better that it cost twice as much?

Vegas Chad

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Not sure what you mean by growlight? Check out the 'Cham news site'. They have a great 'how to' for pygmys done by Roo... Speaking of... Where is Roo; aint seen him on for a while. Anyhoo; im at work so dont have the link to it... Im sure Brad or somebody else can post it for you.


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A.K.A UVA/UVB light.........I do have it with my Pygmies set up! But some people don't have it on. All they have is a normal fluoresence bulb on it.

Here is a picture of my setup.


Hope this helps.

Roo is the person to talk to ...he had more experience in rasing Pygmies than all of us combine (i think)


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like your setup is that the 18x18x24 if so it is the same a the one i have. the light i was refering to is a uva/uvb light it is for plants though so i didnt know if the uva/uvb would be to high for the pygmys and not sure is they put off any uvc.
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Brad Ramsey

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It is often recommended to use your old 5.0 UVB lights for the pygmy tank.
They don't need such intense UVB after 6 months, don't throw it away...use it for the pygmy colony.

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