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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:37 pm   Will this lamp work?

Hi, I have a RES that has a shell length of 2 inches (last time i checked). He is currently housed in a 10 gallon tank, but I bought a 60 gallon tank. I only got the substrate and stuff today for it, so I won't be switching him over to that for a few days.

Anyways, my new tank doesn't have a screen top like my 10 gallon did, nor can I get a new one. So, I can't use the current holder that I have, except for hanging it around the corners which um..didn't work well.

I do have a floor lamp though. It says the max wattage is 60. My basking lights are 13 and 50 watts. So, does the max wattage mean the wattages combined or just for each one?

Eventually I'll get a desk lamp for the lights, but I don't have enough money to right now.

Here's a picture of the floor light if that helps.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:07 am   Re: Will this lamp work?

I'm guessing here, but I'm pretty sure it's 60 watts per outlet. Your picture is partially cut off for me. I see at least 4 bulbs, possibly as many as 6.

If it were only 60 watts total, that somewhere between 10 watts and 15 watts per bulb, which is crazy.

On an unrelated note, I think your turtle will love the transition to 60 gallons, and you'll love watching it. Congrats!
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:13 am   Re: Will this lamp work?

ljapa wrote:I'm guessing here, but I'm pretty sure it's 60 watts per outlet. Your picture is partially cut off for me. I see at least 4 bulbs, possibly as many as 6.

If it were only 60 watts total, that somewhere between 10 watts and 15 watts per bulb, which is crazy.

On an unrelated note, I think your turtle will love the transition to 60 gallons, and you'll love watching it. Congrats!


Thanks! I guess I can use that then for now.
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