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Which light is good for aquarium turtles, UVA, UVB, UVC? [duplicate]

In continuation of my question Do aquarium turtles require basking everyday? I will purchase a UV bulb for turtles but which one should I purchase UVA, UVB or UVC? How much distance should I keep ...
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Full Spectrum LED(400nm~840nm) vs Grow Light LED (RED+BLUE)

I'm planning to buy lights for my planted aquarium tank. After a small research I found that regular lights are not suited for growing plants. Beacuse they need BLUE for Leaf Growth and RED for Stem ...
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Should Aquarium fish follow seasonal changes?

I was reading the question Aquarium lighting systems that follow seasonal changes? and I got thinking. If an indoor fish tank has a heater, it probably holds primarily tropical fish. As the tropics ...
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Iguana heating lights?

I just bought some light to use for my iguanas. Can i use this type of light for heating for the iguana (refer to the picture below): I'm not sure whether it produce enough heat or not, but i think ...
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Does too much light cause stress for fish in fresh water aquarium?

I have a 160 l (ca. 42 US gallons, sized 100 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm). This is fresh water aquarium. The tank was for couple of months left almost without control. I was able to change water only every ...
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Dealing with feather discoloration

I have a Green-cheeked conure for exactly two years now. In the last year, a large number of feathers lost their green or blue color, and I thought it was because of a bad mistake of not buying new ...
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How many hours should lights be on for a turtle?

For my turtle I use two bulbs: IR to make nice warm place for my turtle. UV to get vitamin D and kill some bacteria. What time should the bulbs be ON (from - to)?
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Adverse effects of always on 24/7 lighting on red cherry shrimp

What kinds of adverse effects would I see if I have an LED lamp always on for a red cherry shrimp aquarium? The aquarium has dark hideaways (under wood, plants) for when they need darkness. I also ...
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What remaining equipment do I need for a marine aquarium? [closed]

I want to convert my soft water aquarium into marin aquarium, but before I do that I want to make sure I have all the required equipments and few critical equipments in spare as well. I already have ...
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Aquarium lighting systems that follow seasonal changes?

I've been looking at some of the automated aquarium lighting systems that turn on and off automatically at certain times of the day (and even mimicking the gradual change of sunrise/sunset). But ...
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How High Can I Raise My Lights?

I have a 110 gallon reef tank being lit by metal-hallides (2x250w) and blue 4 actinic T5s. My light schedule is T5's starting at sunrise for two hours, then MHs for 8 hours, then T5s for two. ...
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Light Spectrum Visible to Hamsters

I'd like to build an infrared tachometer for my hamster's wheel, but I don't want to distract him with a light source. Therefore I want to choose the wavelength of the LED for my hamster not to see it....
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Is there a way to measure the UV output of a light?

Since UV lights are important to reptiles, and I've heard it said that they lose their UV output after about 6 months even if they haven't burnt out, is there a way to measure the UV output of a light....
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Is LED lighting good enough for a healthy saltwater tank?

I have seen good reviews for LED lighting for aquariums, with people mentioning they use them for saltwater. Do they generate enough of the right light for happy live rock and whatnot? One I am ...
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Why are red bulbs bad for my bearded dragon?

I was told that I should only use white light for my bearded dragon and that red bulbs can actually be detrimental to them. The pet store sold me an expensive red bulb to use, so I am confused ...
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What is the importance of UV radiation to pet reptiles?

I have no experience with reptiles. I was reading Would putting a thin layer of plexiglass over a UV-B fixture in a reptile enclosure filter out a significant amount of light? and I would like an ...
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Would putting a thin layer of plexiglass over a UV-B fixture in a reptile enclosure filter out a significant amount of light?

I have a UV-A/UV-B fixture similar to the one below. I would like to cover the bulb portion with plexiglass to protect it from moisture damage. I'm afraid that covering it up will attenuate some ...
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What type of light do White's tree frogs need?

We have had a White's tree frog for a few months now. We currently have a ZooMed ReptiSun 5.0 mini compact fluorescent bulb on top of the terrarium that we keep on during the day, and no light at ...