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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help with Lighting/Heat

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for a good combo light and heat hood for a vivarium with no live plants. I currently have a Zilla 36" combo light fixture with halogen lights, but after only three years it's dying. The timer and UVB fixtures don't work, so pretty much the only thing it's good for is nighttime heat. It looks like Zilla has discontinued the fixture, so even if I wanted to I couldn't buy an identical one. Here's what I want from the hood:

1. UVB light fixture with timer.
2. Enough heat to keep the temp at least 10-15 degrees above room temp.
3. Must be one hood-type fixture that can sit on top of a metal screen cover. I don't have room around the tank for lamp stands and multiple cords, and I don't want a lot of individual fixtures sitting on top of the screen.

I found this:

http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Deluxe...ht+fixture+uvb

But I am not certain how good of a product it is, and that's a lot of money to spend on something I'm uncertain of.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 12:07 AM
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zoo med makes pretty good equipment. you might want to ask around on the dendroboard or frog forums or whatever animal you are keeping in it, their forum. there's a forum for everything out there

-Bill

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