lauraisnotagiraffe wrote:In the pack I got from Pets at Home (I'm from the UK) which came with the tank (44x18x18) basking light and the other necessary lights which I have checked are suitable. So if I have to turn off the lights at night, how will the tank be kept warm enough during the night without any other heat source?
I'm from the UK too and have found the temps to stay around 70+ at night with this warmer weather. Temps at night should be between 65-70F. In winter i use a ceramic heat emitter linked to a habitat thermostat so i can set temp to stay at 70F during the night http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/habistat-thermostat.html
. The ceramic heat emitter only gives off heat and no light. I get my live food from pets at home- don't listen to their advice on beardies, i have heard them tell customers wrong advice which can be detremental to a beardies health. In your set up you should have a basking light and a UVB tube bulb that is at least 3/4 the length of the viv- the repti glo they sell at pets at home is no good and coils and compact UVBs are also bad- what UVB have you got? I get the arcadia 12% UVB from http://www.surreypetsupplies.co.uk/product.php?productid=29039&cat=0&page=1
As screamin99 said you'll need a digital thermometer with probe to make sure temps are 110F basking area, 90-100 hot end and 75-85 cool end during the day- stick on thermometers don't give accurate readings.