will uva/uvb go through thick glass window?
Posted 12 January 2003 - 07:50 PM
Posted 13 March 2003 - 12:13 AM
Someone responded with the bulb needing to be replaced every 12 months recommended.
Yes UVB does pass... but the amount of UVB that passes is like .02% and only goes up to an inch or so. (wish that thread wasnt deleted) so we can see the benchmarks.
But generally, no, that cover will not suffice enough uvb to pass. Some people think an open window shade will work... it won't if the glass is closed. And all it will do is grow alot of green algae and bloom your water nasty green and brown.
Posted 17 March 2003 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 22 April 2003 - 08:15 PM
If it doesn't, I dont' know what I'm going to do because we have to have cover on tank because of cats. But I want to make sure my turts are getting everything they need!
Posted 24 April 2003 - 06:56 PM
Posted 22 June 2003 - 11:25 PM
Will the turtle be gettign some UVA/UVB when swimming too or only basking?
Posted 23 July 2003 - 02:00 PM
I just got a new reptile ligt made by ESU called Slimline Reptile Fixture. It comes with the bulb and has a plastic shiled over the light part. So will the light pass through (the UVB) this plastic? Why would they sell it with this plastic if it didn't promote good UVB? I am just a little confused????
Posted 24 July 2003 - 06:44 AM
Take the plastic off of the fixture so that more UVB will be available to your turtles.
They probably sell it with the plastic on it just for general saftey. Something similar that I have has a sticker on it that indicates to take the plastic cover off so that more UVB is available.
Hope this helps!
Posted 05 August 2003 - 10:24 AM
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