HELP

Chameleokailey23

New Member
I built my set up, I have everything I need but I’m struggling with my UVB and plant light set up. I cannot find a dual fixture to put a uvb and plant light together, i ordered an Arcadia UVB light but am confused for the plants and where people are finding double fixtures. If anyone can help point me in the right direction I would appreciate it so much 🙏🏼🙏🏼
My tank is 24x24x48
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
You can link 2 fixtures together if you you bought either Arcadia or a generic brand, just not Zoo Med. Or are you talking about dome fixtures?
 

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
I consider the 3 kinds of lighting—basking, UVB, plant lights—separately. There are a number of advantages to this, not the least of which is control over each separately.

A single linear T5HO UVB is fine.
For basking, I prefer (in order of preference):
  1. Household incandescent bulb (not LED)
  2. Incandescent flood light (not LED and not spot light)
  3. Halogen flood light (not spot light)
A clamp light fixture works well for basking lights.

Basking lamps are best installed/mounted at an angle to produce a temperature gradient rather than a hot-spot.
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For plant lights, I prefer LEDs, specifically for a 24 x 24 x 48 enclosure I like/recommend:
https://www.sansiled.com/70w-led-grow-light-full-spectrum.html
Coupons are usually available.

LEDs are generally more powerful, last 5X longer, don't contain mercury, and many (like above) are self-contained and don't require an additional fixture.

I try to set up lights like a Venn diagram to allow the cham to seek out/find the light it wants/needs. This isn't as important for plant lights except that plant lights are often the brightest in an enclosure and reptiles instinctively try to bask under the brightest source.

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