Hanging from top screen

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Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:35 am

So Groot has started a new ring; he likes to hang from his screen top. He just started a couple days ago. His temp stays around 110 in basking area and around 75-80 on his cool side. He has 100w basking lamp and 100w ceramic heater. What in the world is going on with his crazy little butt! I let him out for about 15-20 minutes when I notice him doing this and he seems to calm for a few hours. Help! Thanks for any advice!
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am

You mentioned no UVB-- are you using a all in one bulb? If so what brand and wattage?
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:39 pm

His uvb is 26w
Everything is THRIVE
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:17 pm

ok the 26 watt is a coil and a Thrive brand --- I would ditch it --- or change it out to a Reptisun brand --- the coils are not the best - I have not heard anything bad about the Reptisun 26 watt as of yet but that bulb needs to be in a reflective dome and appox 8-10 inches from basking area---- in my personal opinion I would get rid of it all together and get a 24" fixture w/ a reflector and a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 or T 8 --- at this time they are the best on the market--
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:55 pm

KarrieRee wrote:ok the 26 watt is a coil and a Thrive brand --- I would ditch it --- or change it out to a Reptisun brand --- the coils are not the best - I have not heard anything bad about the Reptisun 26 watt as of yet but that bulb needs to be in a reflective dome and appox 8-10 inches from basking area---- in my personal opinion I would get rid of it all together and get a 24" fixture w/ a reflector and a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 or T 8 --- at this time they are the best on the market--
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This is his setup now, would changing the bulbs to reptisun be sufficient?
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:08 pm

When he is climbing to the top of the screen what bulb is he under? And yes the Reptisun brand is one of the best on the market for the TUBE ---- no coils are rated but they suggest if using the 26 watt to make sure its 8-10 inches from basking decor in a reflective dome --- the 13 watt bulbs are killers --- they are absolutely horrible
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:59 pm

KarrieRee wrote:When he is climbing to the top of the screen what bulb is he under? And yes the Reptisun brand is one of the best on the market for the TUBE ---- no coils are rated but they suggest if using the 26 watt to make sure its 8-10 inches from basking decor in a reflective dome --- the 13 watt bulbs are killers --- they are absolutely horrible
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The basking bulb, the hammock use to be higher but I don't want him to hurt himself, not much lower so if he really wanted to, he would find a way. I changed the setup a couple hours ago and he hasn't tried yet but he's pouting at the moment! Maybe a 150w is necessary? I'll move his UVB up! Thx
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:13 pm

You dont want your basking temps above 110--- so the basking bulb is good -- is the coil in the same dome fixture? Dual dome?
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:32 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You dont want your basking temps above 110--- so the basking bulb is good -- is the coil in the same dome fixture? Dual dome?
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His basking and ceramic heater are in the double dome and the coil is in the stand alone!
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:34 pm

ok good I would get the UVB approx 8-10 inches from basking decor --- and its in a reflective dome correct? Does he sit under the UVB?
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:17 pm

KarrieRee wrote:ok good I would get the UVB approx 8-10 inches from basking decor --- and its in a reflective dome correct? Does he sit under the UVB?
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Yes its reflective! Not often, he plays over there or hangs out there after he eats for a bit but not for long.
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:29 pm

He should be basking under that bulb for a few hrs per day-- I would get rid of it--- I would get what I had recommended and soon - for him not to be basking under it says it's no good--
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:54 pm

KarrieRee wrote:He should be basking under that bulb for a few hrs per day-- I would get rid of it--- I would get what I had recommended and soon - for him not to be basking under it says it's no good--
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I'll get one tomorrow!!
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:12 pm

Ok good let me know what bulb you get so I can help you place in or on the tank
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Re: Hanging from top screen

Postby Jera47 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:30 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok good let me know what bulb you get so I can help you place in or on the tank
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I ordered the reptisun 10 26w but after thinking for a while he did stop hanging out over there as much since I changed the bulb. His energy is still stupid...but he won't eat his super worms, still killing the greens. Could that be the issue.
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