what i am hoping to do in my chameleons adult tanks is to have zoo med power sun 100w buld but if i want the tanks to be bright could i add a zoo med reptisun 5.0.
Power suns are not really recommended for chameleons unless they are used in large enclosures or free ranges, AND the lamp is set up with the proper tools; UVB meter and infrared temp gun. It would be better if you used the 5.0 linear tube (say a 18"or 24") with the ZooMed NatureSun lamp in a similar size as the 5.0 lamp. Us a dual linear lamp fixture, like what you can find at Home Depot or Lowe's.what i am hoping to do in my chameleons adult tanks is to have zoo med power sun 100w buld but if i want the tanks to be bright could i add a zoo med reptisun 5.0.
good points... but again, a UVB meter is a good idea... heck.. a good idea for anyone... using linear or MV lamps.I don't think MegaRay Self Ballasted Low bulbs are expensive at all. I think they list them at 46$ right??
Also they have a 1 year warranty and are said to typically still produce enough UVB all the way to 18months. Heck...even if it does start to decay you can just move the bulb closer.
If you replace your RepitSun 5.0 every six months and they are 20-25$ a pop. So over a years time, you save 4$. Also they produce heat and you wont have to use the heat bulb depending on your setup. Quite the savings over time...especially if you get 18months out of a mega ray.
eitherway, I wouldn't trust the zoomed one unless I had the uvb meter.