Lights Vs Sunlight

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Lights Vs Sunlight

Post by Cal » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:25 pm

Hi everyone! I have a question about lighting for my three hermit crabs. I currently don’t have any extra lights above their tank, since they’re in front of a pretty bright window. However, I was wondering if I could use lights instead of sunlight for the crabs, so I could rearrange my room a bit better— they would still get sunlight, but not as direct. Of course, if they need direct sunlight, I’ll put their well-being before the aesthetics of my room, but I just wanted to ask!


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Re: Lights Vs Sunlight

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:38 pm

Hello :) You could always purchase a UVB bulb for your crabs to make them happy! :)
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Re: Lights Vs Sunlight

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:38 pm

Direct sunlight can be dangerous, since glass tanks trap and concentrate heat - just like being inside a greenhouse.
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Re: Lights Vs Sunlight

Post by Cal » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:43 am

GotButterflies wrote:Hello :) You could always purchase a UVB bulb for your crabs to make them happy! :)
Thanks for the suggestion!! I’ll definitely look into that :D


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Re: Lights Vs Sunlight

Post by Cal » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:45 am

wodesorel wrote:Direct sunlight can be dangerous, since glass tanks trap and concentrate heat - just like being inside a greenhouse.
Ah, okay, I didn’t know that! Should I try and keep them out of direct sunlight and only use a uvb light bulb like GotButterflies suggested?


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