When to replace Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp

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When to replace Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp

Postby Jgav » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:08 pm

Hi All,

I've had my tort for 11 months now. He's been inside the whole year and we didn't hibernate him, so the lamp is on for 12 hours a day. When should I be looking at replacing the lamp? The temps still seem fine but I'm not sure about the UV.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: When to replace Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp

Postby ejs » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi

I replace mine every 6 months.
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Re: When to replace Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp

Postby Sandy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Jgav wrote:Hi All,

I've had my tort for 11 months now. He's been inside the whole year and we didn't hibernate him, so the lamp is on for 12 hours a day. When should I be looking at replacing the lamp? The temps still seem fine but I'm not sure about the UV.

Thanks for your help.



You dont say what sort of lamp you are using?
If its a combined UV/heat lamp then they can last up to two years.
You dont actually have to have the lamp on 12hrs a day. Especially in the Summer when temps are hot.
When I used to keep small tortoises inside (early Spring and late Autumn, as I used to hibernate my hatchlings) I put the lights on at around 7clock and switch them off when they went to bed, around 4-5 oclock. And hot days I used to turn the lights off for a couple of hours.
If you thing outside, they dont have the same temps all day long, they vary:0)
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Re: When to replace Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp

Postby Tortoise Trust » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:28 am

What Sandy said....
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