Introducing my soon to arrive beardie Barry

If you just got a new beardie, introduce your beardie to the community! If you're a newcomer, say hello and introduce yourself.

Introducing my soon to arrive beardie Barry

Postby AlmostEpic89 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:59 pm

Good afternoon and hello! I'm here to introduce my soon to arrive new buddy Barry. He'll be arriving here in Oregon on Tuesday 7/7/20 from Trinity Dragons in California.

Image

This will be my first beardie but I am very excited for him to arrive. Currently I have setup a 36x18x18 terrarium with a 10.0 desert T8 and although the picture shows a red heat lamp I'll be switching that to white light after further reading. I have also setup an automation system using a raspberry pi for his terrarium to automate turning on and off his lights at sunrise/sunset and to turn on a ceramic heat lamp just in case the temperature drops too low at night. I've also setup three DHT-22 sensors in his terrarium to monitor the temps over time and send me alerts if the temps drop or humidity starts to rise.

Image

Currently I have noticed that the humidity in the terrarium is around 45% during the day and can get as high as 55% in the evening when the lights are off. The ambient humidity in the house is around 55-60%. Any suggestions on either a dehumidifier or other way of getting the humidity down a little further?
AlmostEpic89
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Location: Oregon
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Introducing my soon to arrive beardie Barry

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:44 pm

Welcome to the forum - first your tank looks good - but your UVB beings a T 8 needs to go inside the tank w/ a basking decor distance directly underneath approx 6-8 inches-- yes please get rid of the red bulb and replace w/ a bright white basking bulb - next your humidity is fine - it's when it gets 70% or higher we get concerned-- unless your temps drop to 65 or less at nite you will not need that ceramic heat emitter--- make sure your getting temps w/ a digital probe thermometer-- stickons give ambient temps only- everything sounds good
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 10904
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Introducing my soon to arrive beardie Barry

Postby AlmostEpic89 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Hey thanks Karrie! I'll definitely move the light and I'll be getting the new white bulb on Monday after work.

As far as the CHE, it wont be too big of a deal during the summer but come fall through spring the temperatures in the office can easily drop below 65 ambient since the office was an addon to my house and isnt tied into the ducts for the gas furnace so I figure better safe than sorry in that aspect.

As for the temperature and humidity sensor the DHT-22 are digital sensors and are all within 0.5F and 1-2% humidity. I do also have a probe for manually checking the surface temperature of the areas to make sure they are the right temps. Right now I'm seeing around 103-108 in the basking area and around 85-90 on the cooler side.
AlmostEpic89
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Introducing my soon to arrive beardie Barry

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:05 pm

Cooler side should be closer to lower 80's but everything sounds good
yes hang onto your CHE they come in handy esp if you have a sick dragon
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 10904
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Minnesota
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Introductions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users