Lightning advice

pablotola

New Member
Hello, just upgraded my screen cage and got this quad T5 light fixture: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0171621RA
I have a veiled chameleon in a 18 x 36 x 36 enclosure, I read that they would need a ReptiSun 10.0 or an Arcadia 12%
I had purchased 2 ReptiSun 5.0, was planning on using 1 and keeping the other as back-up.
What would be the ideal setup?
- 2 ReptiSun 5.0 + 2 6500K
- 1 ReptiSun 5.0 + 3 6500K
- 1 ReptiSun 10.0 + 3 6500K

Are Arcadia much better than ReptiSun, should I use Arcadia when replacing the ReptiSun?

Thanks.
 

Decadancin

Moderatoris Americanus
Staff member
You don't need to get a 10.0 or 12% T5. Especially in a smaller enclosure. Use the 5.0 for 6 months and change it after that. If you want to go with Arcadia, the T5's last a year. Best way to tell what lighting to use is to have a UV meter.
 

pablotola

New Member
You don't need to get a 10.0 or 12% T5. Especially in a smaller enclosure. Use the 5.0 for 6 months and change it after that. If you want to go with Arcadia, the T5's last a year. Best way to tell what lighting to use is to have a UV meter.

So 1 ReptiSun 5.0 + 3 6500K would be the right combination?
 

pablotola

New Member
"the good balast" with individual reflectors

https://www.amazon.com/Hydrofarm-Agrobrite-FLT24-Fluorescent-System/dp/B002JQBQZQ

If you have individual reflectors you only want a 5.0/6% unless you have a meter, because you will go way higher than the top recomended range of 3 UVI if you have a 10.0/12%.

Then you can fill the rest of the quad with grow or 6500k lights for high light plants.

This is what I have, it's a single reflector for all 4 bulbs. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0171621RA
 
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