Best basking light?

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Best basking light?

Postby bunnydeer » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:36 am

My bearded dragon, Ham, is in a 75 gallon tank with a 250w lamp. I usually purchase the 250w Repti Basking spot lamp by zoo med, but its a hit or miss when I buy one. Sometimes they last a good while, and others they only last a couple of weeks. Is there another reliable brand or alternative to buying a 250w light?
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Re: Best basking light?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:51 am

250 watt seems extreme- how are you taking basking temps? No stick ons they are inaccurate-- you need a digital probe thermometer
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Re: Best basking light?

Postby bunnydeer » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:00 am

KarrieRee wrote:250 watt seems extreme- how are you taking basking temps? No stick ons they are inaccurate-- you need a digital probe thermometer
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Ah, his tank is actually a 75 gallon fish tank, so its much taller than a tank for a reptile. I need to use a large bulb in order for it to heat up. I use a digital probe thermometer and his tank is in the 90s-100s.
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Re: Best basking light?

Postby destiny1998 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:41 am

Hi. I use halogen flood bulbs. They last a long time.
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