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Postby Sparky9732 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:16 pm

Hello, I am new to this community and wanted to introduce my Beardie Jasper. I’ve had Jasper since she was about two months old and she is now a bit over three years old. We’ve had some difficulties in the past with her egg laying so she was spayed for her own health and sanity. She loves laying on her hammocks and can’t resist squash treats.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: New member

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:22 pm

Welcome Jasper if you have any questions please ask and you can go here and read some tips or help
viewtopic.php?p=1945606
Jasper looks good --- but she looks like she has outgrown her tank :)
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:43 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Welcome Jasper if you have any questions please ask and you can go here and read some tips or help
viewtopic.php?p=1945606
Jasper looks good --- but she looks like she has outgrown her tank :)
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She is currently in a 36X24X18 and I’m working on upgrading her so she has more room.
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Re: New member

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:44 pm

Sounds good ☺️
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:58 pm

Her new setup.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: New member

Postby TheWhiteWolf » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:53 am

Hello! I am also a new member, I was lucky to get given my whole setup with my rescue dragon Moni, her viv is huge! it takes up a whole bay window lol. Your dragon looks nice, is this your first one?
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Re: New member

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:02 am

Sparky9732 wrote:Her new setup.[Click image to enlarge]

Ok it looks nice but I dont see a UVB and the basking light looks like a yellowish off color bulb -- what are the basking temps and are you getting them w/ the probe on the hammock it self or off the wall - you want a bright white basking bulb no off color yellowish -- and you need to get basking temps w/ the probe on the hammock to be correct -
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:27 am

Her new setup.[Click image to enlarge]

This picture was later at night after I had finished the setup so only one of her lights are on. She has a strip light and a bulb for uvb and she has two heat lamps that get her basking to about 97-105 depending on the temp of my house. I have a handheld temp gauge and there are 3 different sensors in the tank for the temp and humidity.
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Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:16 am

What are you using for a UVB? Brand and bulb please- I have the same tank set up - I was using a Arcadia 14% when this pic was taken so that is why it is strapped to the top of the tank - the screen on my tank is stainless but it is fine mesh and w/ the height of the tank its inside I am now using a Reptisun T 5 -
The hammock will throw temps off if your using a IR heat gun --
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I recommend you get the UVB inside the tank - and get your basking area lower - if your basking bulb is a off yellowish I would recommend you get a bright white as well - you want to mimic the sun
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:02 am

The strip uvb is a Thrive 18 inch desert uvb bulb. It’s a t8 15watt. The other uvb is a exoterra reptile uvb150, 26watt bulb( it’s in the double lamp)
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Re: New member

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:57 am

Ok so you dont need two UVB's I would get rid of the coil in the dome and keep the strip T 8 the one in the strip is what brand? Is it a Zilla bulb? If so I would replace it w/a Reptisun 10.0 T 8 much better bulb - the coil I dont have much faith in they however are better than the 13 watt that cause all kinds of health issues -- the T 8 needs to be placed inside the tank - since they are not as strong as the T 5's they need to go inside w/ a distance of 6-8 inches directly above basking decor-- and the plastic cover needs to be off - bulb needs to be exposed ---- also the T 8 needs to be replaced every 6 months - I would replace about a month prior to
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:03 am

I will be getting a mountable strip lamp with a reptisun t8 on Wednesday. I took out the fabric hammock and I will take out the coil uvb as well.
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:21 pm

TheWhiteWolf wrote:Hello! I am also a new member, I was lucky to get given my whole setup with my rescue dragon Moni, her viv is huge! it takes up a whole bay window lol. Your dragon looks nice, is this your first one?

She is my first dragon. :) She has been with me for three years. She was my first step into reptiles and now I have a crested gecko as well.
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Re: New member

Postby Sparky9732 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:23 pm

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Final setup. She has a t8 mounted uvb and she has her solarglo heat lamp with a ceramic heat emitter to keep her basking spot/area at a nice 97-103. Her favorite place is still on her hammock which hasn’t changed from her older setups.
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Re: New member

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:53 pm

So your tank looks good --- is she basking under her UVB?
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