What strength heat globe should be used in a 3 foot tank housing a 4 month old blue tongue lizard

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Customer: what strength heat globe should be used in a 3 foot tank housing a 4 month old blue tongue lizard
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Hi,

I would suggest a bulb that serves a dual purpose. I would use a Mercury Vapor bulb. It supplies heat as well as UVB which is necessary for metabolisim of calcium. It would be the best heat source and can be located on the warm end of the enclosure.

This link shows all types of bulbs and you can scroll for a MVB bulb. Joan

http://www.livefoodsbypost.co.uk/reptile-lighting-237-c.asp

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im already using a repti-glo 2.0 uvb 13w globe made by Exo Terra which is the brand most available where i live, so they recommend using the same brand heat globe in conjunction with the uvb but im not sure which strength, either a 50w or a 75w globe?

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A 2.0 does not supply enough UVB and it needs to be changed every 6 months. An MVB will supply the heat and the sufficient amount of UVB to keep the lizard healthy. Almost all pet supplies that carry reptile lights have MVB's in stock and you can find them online as well. They also last a lot longer you can use a 125 self balasted in a dome light. Joan

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can u suggest an online link which i may be able to buy from?
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