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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:43 pm   Light bulb question

Would this light bulb be ok to use for turtles ?
https://www.chewy.com/exo-terra-solar-g ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:27 am   Re: Light bulb question

Yes, just remember that it's a MVB. It produces a lot of heat, so make sure you have the right fixture for it and it's kept at the right distance.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:47 pm   Re: Light bulb question

Another question if I didn't wanna use the mvb could I use one if these ? https://www.chewy.com/zilla-mini-haloge ... DR-Shop500
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:59 pm   Re: Light bulb question

You can but you won't be able to adjust the distance of the halogen lamp. Also replacing those bulbs might be expensive in a proprietary fixture.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:12 pm   Re: Light bulb question

Gotcha
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:35 pm   Re: Light bulb question

A cascade 1000 should be sufficient for a 55 gallon ?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:35 pm   Re: Light bulb question

Would*
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:22 am   Re: Light bulb question

It seems OK. I would prefer something with a little bit more power, but I have not used it before. Are all your turtles going into this tank?
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:57 pm   Re: Light bulb question

Total I only have 2 .. I downsized a lot AFTER I had to move so I have a small dbt and a male almost 4 inch long red eared slider but I have a magnum 350 canister too that'll be on the tank ..
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:54 pm   Re: Light bulb question

The 1500 would be a better choice lol
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:38 pm   Re: Light bulb question

The only benefit from the smaller filter is if you need to have another setup.
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:20 pm   Re: Light bulb question

The cascade 1500 is rated for a 200 gallon tank runs 350 gph. On the filter thing it says its good for 75 turtle gallons
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:56 pm   Re: Light bulb question

But also for 1 turtle in the tank. Still, it's a great start and I'm sure either will do a good job. The $20 or so price difference isn't too bad.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:22 am   Re: Light bulb question

Exactly I can get a cascade 1500 for $110 on amazon
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:22 am   Re: Light bulb question

And I can eventually add one lol
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