New light with tube OK?

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
if it is rated for uvb is should say it on the package, maybe its just a light??? I don't really know but read the package would be my best guess
 

Lunatuck

Established Member
Unless it's specifically labeled UVB, I would assume it doesn't have sufficient UVB output.

If it has a chart of wavelengths, you can look at the output in the UVB range, but I still wouldn't trust it. I don't know if the term "full spectrum" is standardized, but I would presume most "full spectrum" bulbs don't have good UVB output unless they're sold as UVB.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
So yeah I have tested a 6500 T5 daylight bulb it is practically nothing for UVB. I kinda went solarmeter crazy the first week I had it :p
So this is going to be for added light and plant growth. :) You need the actual UVB bulb in the fixture. What kind of cham do you have?
 

Gbeats

Member
So yeah I have tested a 6500 T5 daylight bulb it is practically nothing for UVB. I kinda went solarmeter crazy the first week I had it :p
So this is going to be for added light and plant growth. :) You need the actual UVB bulb in the fixture. What kind of cham do you have?
I just got a female veiled about a week ago. It's not letting me attach a pic cause it's in my Google drive
 

Gbeats

Member
I just got a female veiled about a week ago. It's not letting me attach a pic cause it's in my Google drive
And thanks...that's good to know! I guess I'll just keep the bulb aside if I get another lamp when I get a bigger enclosure. I got the chameleon kit from PetSmart...realizing that was a pretty bad investment lol
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
That kit gets almost everyone me included so no worries. Now it is just correcting stuff. You will want to put many more horizontal branches and vines in there for her as well.
 

Gbeats

Member
That kit gets almost everyone me included so no worries. Now it is just correcting stuff. You will want to put many more horizontal branches and vines in there for her as well.
Yes! That is my next feat, than a laybin. And then im gonna try and recover financially LOL .. did not expect to go this deep in my pockets, but she's really fucking cool. And like 1000000x happier since I added a flood light for better heat and live plants.
 
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