Help 3days not eating

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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:46 pm

3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties--fishing line -- potted plant wire hangers and this stuff I use this in my tanks its like a Velcro strap cut into strips and wrap around the fixture https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-15-ft-Ca ... /304220195
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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby SandP » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:10 pm

I have the zilla fixture in 1 of my tanks until I upgrade to the zoomed t5ho. I'm using string to tie the fixture to the screen. I have mine along the back and the heat dome in front of it sitting on the screen. I don't have any pics at the moment and his lights are off for the night but if you still need pics tomorrow I'll get one for you.
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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby DracosMama » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:48 pm

Yes please... See My worry is this new tank that I just got him the 40 gallon one that opens in the front the top screen looks very cheap and flimsy I don't think it would hold that UVB light if I tied it on there with wires or fishing string.. and the only place I could think to velcro it would be on the inside all the way to the back but I would have to keep my heat light a good distance because it already burned up my old UVB fixture for having them too close the good news is I might be ordering 36 by 18x18 from All American cages, if I do then my bearded dragon will be put into the new cage and that one I know I can mount the UVB light inside and then they have a cutout for the heat.. but I have not ordered it yet so regardless that's going to take at least a week or two if I do that so I need some ideas for now because the poor little guy just sits on his hammock all day long he has 40 gallon tank he doesn't do nothing yesterday I did see him eat too crickets but I've had him for going on a month now and everybody tells me that baby should be eating like 10 to 20 crickets three times a day well he doesn't want nothing to do with the black soldier fly larvae, still don't touch the veggies, every now and then he'll eat a worm actually he did eat two worms yesterday and two crickets I was extremely proud, but then after that right back up on his hammock.. he has his big tank and doesn't do nothing with it, I got my leopard gecko and a 20 gallon tank which used to belong to him, and the Leo's all over the place in that 20 gallon tank, but my beardy doesn't move in his 40 gallon tank LOL anyway I'm going to take a picture of the top on his new cage so I can show you the screen and how flimsy it looks
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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby DracosMama » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:51 pm

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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby DracosMama » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:53 pm

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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby DracosMama » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:54 pm

The second picture is me showing you how I rigged it today, I pop the screen off the back and left it open about two inches and then set the UV light over that open area so that way there was no net taking any UVB, and then I just put my heat lamp next to it.. I actually also have a dome UVB light that I've had on for a couple days to see if you know maybe he was lacking UVB so I turned on both of them but the other ones a dome so it literally shines in one area and also sitting on top of the net
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Re: Help 3days not eating

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:07 pm

Dome light ? Is that a coil UVB? If so get rid of it-- its not going to do any good in the 40 gallon tank and they arent any good anyways- - you got the right idea w/ the T 8 -- take the screen off enough to set the UVB on there get your basking decor piece directly under it approx 6-8 inches -- set the basking light next to it -- make it so you have a big basking area for him so he can get the best of the lights - post a pic of it after your done
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