The ReptiSun 20" Terrarium Hood is designed to fit terrariums 20" wide and up (10+ gallons). A built-in reflector allows for deeper penetration of visible light and UVB into your terrarium. Perfect for the needs of tortoises, turtles, lizards, chameleons, amphibians, and other reptiles.
This hood includes one 18" ReptiSun T8 5.0 UVB fluorescent lamp, which supplies UVB and UVA. Reptiles require UVB for proper growth and maintenance of strong bones. Without proper UVB, reptiles can develop metabolic bone disease within 6 months. UVA supports the psychological wellbeing or reptiles and amphibians. Hood 19.75" long x 4" wide x 2" thick.
Hood can be used with the following lamps:
ReptiSun 5.0 UVB
ReptiSun 10.0 UVB
Be sure that the hood is unplugged when removing or installing a new lamp. Install lamp into fixture by inserting pins into lamp holders and gently rotating the lamp on quarter turn until the bulb clicks into place. Place the fixture on top of the terrarium above the screen cover. Fully insert plug into power outlet. Turn fixture on using the on/off switch located on the back of the fixture near the power cord.
Keep reptiles at a minimums safe distance of 6" from any UVB lamp. Set up your aquarium in a way that will prevent your animals from getting too close to the UVB lamp.
UVB emissions last one year when used 10 to 12 hours per day. Date the lamp base at purchase and replace the bulb yearly. Use Zoo Med's "UVB Reminder" tool online at www.zoomed.com.