Help with lighting for a brand new hatchling beardie mom

Discuss substrates, lighting, heating, enclosure building ideas, share enclosure photos, and talk about any other enclosure-related topics.

Help with lighting for a brand new hatchling beardie mom

Postby AppleDutchess » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Hey all,

We just got our new beardie today! I bought a kit set up, only because it was a wicked sale, and cheaper than buying just the tank itself. It came with a 75 watt basking bulk (which is not heating his basking spot to 110 degrees, which I knew it wouldn't), and a 13 watt desert UVB bulb (again, bought it knowing full well I needed to get fluorescent tube lighting). They were out of a lot of lighting, and told me I could come home and set up his habitat, and then order the lighting on amazon prime.
I am getting so confused with all the lighting though... can someone help me and tell me exactly what I need to order? We went for a 20 gallon tank with a mesh top, which we will keep until he gets bigger and then switch him to a 40 gallon.

Thank you in advance!
Newbie Poster
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:45 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Help with lighting for a brand new hatchling beardie mom

Postby Gormagon » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:52 am

As for UVB preferences I prefer the Reptisun T5HO 10%. The fixtures come with a 5%, you will have to buy the 10% separately.
Buy a 2ft fixture so when you get the 40, you will already have the UVB for it.
The fixture can be placed on top of the screen as long as your basking spot is within 10" of the light.

What substrate do you have?
The wonderful world of bearded dragons is a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon, guess again. You are now a slave!!!
RIP Peaches 10-1-18 Forever in my Heart
User avatar
Extreme Poster
Posts: 3355
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:05 pm
Location: Kentucky
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Return to Enclosures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users