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Postby Sierrap » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:34 pm

anyone ever had a baby beardie that hung upside down from the screen top???? our little boy finds ways to get higher and higher so he can jump onto the screen and hang upside down.....that isn't normal is it??? I try to move his log lower and lower so he can't get up there. im afraid he is going to burn himself one of these days!
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Postby KarrieRee » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:56 pm

Is he trying to get to the UVB?
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Postby Sierrap » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:05 pm

his basking spot is right under the lights
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Postby KarrieRee » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:23 pm

I take it the UVB is on top of mesh? What kind of UVB do you have?
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Postby Drache613 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:42 pm

Hello,

They can hang upside down in that manner, underneath of the screen. Do let us know what type
& or brand of UVB light you are using. He may just need more UVB & is trying to get closer.
You could mount the tube UVB underneath of the screen to help with exposure too, depending on
the brand or type of UVB light.

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Postby Sierrap » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:06 pm

its a Zoo Med reptisun desert compact fluorescent UVB bulb. the wattage 130. it came as a combo pack with a basking bulb. it is a zoo med repti basking spot bulb with a wattage of 100. and yes they are in the duel lamp hood sitting on top of the screen directly above his basking branch. his temp is about 95-100 degrees under the basking spot, his humidity is about 40% most of the time. his temp is usually a little bit warmer because he is housed in a small room where it is kept fairly warm all the time. should we invest in a stronger basking/uvb bulb?
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Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:09 pm

Yes you should in vest in this Reptisun 10 T5, or the Arcadia D3 12% or 14% T5 tube, both of which are very good. You will need a T5 light fixture also. That is why he is trying to get to the UVB--- you will need to put it inside the tank -- approx 10-11 inches away from his basking area--
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Postby Sierrap » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm

if we did the T5 tube, how much would it be including the fixture? and how would we mount it? he is in 40 gallon glass tank.

Edit: I can buy the fixture and the bulb for $40 but I’m still not sure how I would mount it inside the tank?
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Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:45 pm

You have a fine mesh screen you can use picture wire -- fishing line or 3 m makes hooks not sure about those
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Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Google Reptison 10.0 T 5 fixture and light bulb or go to www.lightyourreptiles.com
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