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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Do I leave the basking light on?

For my stinkpot musk turtle? All the time?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:29 PM
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when you say basking light are you talking about the UV light that produces heat or the UVB light ? Or do you have a mercury vapour lamp (all in 1) like this one. . . . Reptile Lighting: Exo Terra Solar Glo Sun Simulating Mercury Vapor Lamp at Drs. Foster and Smith
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have a regular light bulb for a basking light. do i leave it on?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:38 PM
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No , your turtle needs his night time. The heat from a house bulb will not be warm enough for him to digest his food.
Do you have a UVB light for him ?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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do i leave that one on?
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You can buy a red heat light ($5.00) to use during the day & night, since reptiles cant see the red light it wont effect its sleep pattern and will keep your water a lot warmer since you have no heater.
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ok. i have a purple light bulb right now, do i leave that on tonight?
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 09:17 PM
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no you dont leave that on, if you are concerned the turtle isnt getting enough heat at night you could get it a red head light and leave it on at knight. reptiles dont see red light, so it wont mess up the night/day cycle.
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when you say basking light are you talking about the UV light that produces heat or the UVB light ? Or do you have a mercury vapour lamp (all in 1) like this one. . . . Reptile Lighting: Exo Terra Solar Glo Sun Simulating Mercury Vapor Lamp at Drs. Foster and Smith
Very nice looking lighting.. From where I could get similar lights?Waiting for reply thanks in advance:)
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