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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:17 pm

Ok you need the Powersun unobstructed so move it so its not over the mesh -- its gonna obstruct the UVb rays --- what kind of screen do you have on the tank - if it is wide holed like a dime the T 5 can go on top if its fine mesh like a screen door its going to need to go into the tank - 12-15 inches from basking decor -
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:19 pm

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It’s not getting over 92 there

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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:26 pm

Sorry just saw that reply here..... I’ve hung it right over the mesh. But it’s still not hot enough down there and I’ve zoomed heat pad on the glass by basking spot
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:27 pm

And all this my ac is off it hot in my house too lol
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:29 pm

Get your lamp stand and put it over the decor piece w/ NO screen -- you want it open-- then get the temp you can try lowering the stand to where its 10 inches then get the temp--
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:33 pm

With no screen? But won’t she get out when I’m not around lol?
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:39 pm

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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:42 pm

As soon as the temp stays I’ll get a reading
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:43 pm

Ok so no screen-- get a temp if its not where you want it lower it to 10 inches get temp if its too hot go up to 11 inches -- somewhere there has to be a happy medium-- the T 5 will need to go into the tank -- it looks like your screen is a fine mesh -- if you arent happy w/ the MVB you can swap it out for your 100 watt basking bulb after you get the T 5 but for now you want the MVB so hes getting some UVB
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:47 pm

Ok so it’s 95 in the bask with lid off and basking bulb at ten inches and it’s 84 int middle of tank too😖
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:53 pm

Yeah thats not gonna work ---- ugh -- as long as she has nothing to climb to get to the top of the tank your good -- let me check w/ CooperDragon again
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:23 am

Sometimes the top can be off the enclosure. I don't use the top on mine and haven't had escapes since the basking spots are too far below the top to allow climbing over it. I also have no other animals in the house that can get in. You can also just keep the light on the mesh top and just raise the basking area to allow closer access.

I would adjust the way you have your thermometers set up. Put at least one of them right on the basking surface rather than stuck to the glass/side of the enclosure. You may find that the basking surface temp (which is what you want to read) is getting warm enough and no further adjustment is needed.

If the basking surface is still reading too low, you can bring your dual fixture back in to play and use a halogen basking bulb there that is dimmable. Connect that to a dimmer and adjust the output to tweak the temperature as needed. You can do this with a ceramic heat emitter as well.
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:04 am

ok yeah i have got the temps better now and moved my temp probes CooperDragon and Karrie!
i just purchased the hood

What bulb do i buy for this i heard 10.0 t5 will get through the mesh i have ?
Im having trouble finding the bulb for this length what length do i buy for this lmao?

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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:05 am

also i will buy a new mesh screen if she will benefit from that aswell any ideas where and what ?
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Re: Freyja and Us are new to this

Postby Longfellow777 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:10 am

nevermind i was told a 22" goes in that hood....
so should i buy new mesh top????
I do plan on buying the 10.0 t5 bulb
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