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UVB Penetratng Glass or Plastics ?
#1
Ok, I`m pretty sure UVB lighting doesn`t go thru glass right ?

How about plastic wrap or regular screening?

Thanks Big Grin

John
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#2
UV light doesn't pass through glass very well and screen will filter some of it out. There are special glasses and even plastics available that will allow UVA & UVB to pass.

It seems that distance from the bulb is the major factor. Most frogs live under canopies and receive little UVA / UVB; However, I believe all animals need some degree of UVA / UVB for a healthy existence.

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http://www.uvguide.co.uk/
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Thanks Phil.
I was thinking more in terms of my plants getting enough light. I have an 12x12x12x18 Zoo-Med with 2- 26 watt compact fluorescent`s.

John
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I know a lot of the U.K and E.U guys swear by UVB light for their Histos ect.

I'm not too good with the Plant lighting stuff, though...
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