DaveW wrote:So I ended up ordering the reptisun 10.0 bulb with the hood. The bulb measures 18" in length while the 10 gallon tank itself is only 20" in length. From my understanding bearded dragons need a gradient of temperature through out the tank. Is this going to be a problem or should I get a bigger tank and if I do is it going to be too big for a baby bearded dragon?
Normally Dave I suggest that people start out with a larger viv minimum 40gal breeder. This way you don't have to buy 2 separate light set ups. Because your beardie will very soon out grow the one you have. It's even okay to start off with one even bigger yet like a 60gal just partition part of it off if you feel it's to big. This way beardie wouldn't have to go through relocation stress later when having to upgrade. Does that make sense?
The UVB should stretch the length of your enclosure. Incandescent bulbs don't put out much if any heat if this was your worry about gradient temps.
The Reptisun will not affect the cool end temps.
lilguysmom wrote:So now i just have the uvb tube on the left and a 100 watt household bulb on the right.
Lilguysmom, may I offer a suggestion? You actually want the UVB and basking bulb to overlap over the basking spot for your beardie to benefit from both while basking.
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