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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 am   Exo Terra: Intense Basking Spot

I have bought Intense Basking Spot bulb from Exo Terra.

The question is how long I need to turn the light on? Is it necessary to turn it on during the day, like for 8-10 hours?
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:52 am   Re: Exo Terra: Intense Basking Spot

I'm not sure I would use an "Intense" bulb, "flood" bulbs are usually a bit better. A larger basking area is also recommended so there is a range of temps offered to your turtle.

Regarding your question, yes, have the basking light on during the day.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:50 pm   Re: Exo Terra: Intense Basking Spot

Ones sold under " intense basking spots " are for "some" reptiles and more for amphibians. Not adequate for a RES turtle. As Steve said a "flood" is much better for a slider to thermoregulate itself.
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