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Old 05-06-17, 02:00 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Choosing big lizard (no money/space restrictions), tegu or sailfin?

We have the one in the shop with normal UV a CHE and LEDs for light. Plus he does like to go to the doors and sleep in the natural light a lot
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Also, in case of rhino iguanas, anyone knows what are their light requirements? I can't find proper info about it, as some articles suggest just normal UVB, while others said that they need both UVB + color-correcting hqi lights with proper spectrums etc.
I'd always provide both uv and full spectrum lighting for any dinural lizard to be honest. It's one of those things. Is it essential? Probably not. Is it beneficial - yes.

In my book beneficial = essential...
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I'd always provide both uv and full spectrum lighting for any dinural lizard to be honest. It's one of those things. Is it essential? Probably not. Is it beneficial - yes.

In my book beneficial = essential...

I'm using just full uvb+uva as all our diurnal lizards are still not big enough for huge enclosures, so it covers mostly all of the tank. I guess when they will move to bigger ones I will think about adding more light too, especially for desert species.
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Re: Choosing big lizard (no money/space restrictions), tegu or sailfin?

In smaller vivs just something like a 9w Arcadia Jungle Dawn is sufficient I find. Helps with plant growth also .

The issue with just uva/viv is whilst it may appear bright to our eyes in the confines of a viv it's actually not and a nice bright full spectrum led array helps enormously with getting the light level up to something approximating daylight.
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I don't know much about them, but I have always found mangrove monitors to be very interesting. Swimming, climbing, digging- they do it all. The yellow ones are beautiful and the blue phases are simply stunning.
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