basking or hiding?

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basking or hiding?

Postby khaotickalling » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:29 am

so i recently got a beardie (sunday)
he has been going on his hide and laying like this very often
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is this him basking (there’s a window next to his hide) or hiding, since he likes to hide in crevices. also, if it’s hiding, if he gets used to me, will he stop doing it?
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby destiny1998 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:18 pm

Hi. What size tank are you using? What kinds of lights ? Brands? Also how are you taking temps?
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby khaotickalling » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:24 pm

destiny1998 wrote:Hi. What size tank are you using? What kinds of lights ? Brands? Also how are you taking temps?


20 gal, two of those dome heat lights and i’m gonna get a rod light soon, exo terra for the ceramic lamps, and a thermometer (which we will also replace)
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:17 pm

PLEASE NO RED BULBS!! Dragons have very sensitive eyes and colored bulbs can cause long term eye damage--- please post a pic of the lighting ---- NO Coil UVB's please - and basking temps need to be 105-110 for a baby and taken w/ a digital probe thermometer--- hes hiding -- they do not bask like what he is doing -- please go over the tank set up
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby khaotickalling » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:23 pm

KarrieRee wrote:PLEASE NO RED BULBS!! Dragons have very sensitive eyes and colored bulbs can cause long term eye damage--- please post a pic of the lighting ---- NO Coil UVB's please - and basking temps need to be 105-110 for a baby and taken w/ a digital probe thermometer--- hes hiding -- they do not bask like what he is doing -- please go over the tank set up
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i’m pretty sure all of my lights are white light
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the coil will be replaced asap, we’ve wanted to replace it for a couple days now. i think my moms payday is tomorrow
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he’s kinda just sitting on top now
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:28 pm

Please get a 24" fixture if you can find one --- it will be the best one to get as you are gonna haft to upgrade that tank to a 50 gallon or better I recommend a 75-120 gallon and the 24" fixture will go right into a bigger tank - you may haft to order on line I was just looking at my go to places and they are still out of the 24" fixtures --- try Amazon or Ebay - Ebay was the most reasonable for Zoo Med - you can use the 5.0 bulb that comes w/ the 24" fixture for now -- it would need to be a certain distance and placement --- please tell me what you get so I can help you w/ the placement of the fixture -- the basking temps and the UVB are the most important thing in that tank -- it controls the over all health of the dragon -- the fixture I found on Ebay was around $46
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby khaotickalling » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:42 pm

do zika fixtures fit reptisun bulbs? it’s 30 dollars cheaper and my mom needs money for all the other stuff for the week
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:46 pm

Yes --- what are you getting? I need to know so I can help you place the fixture -- certain bulbs have distance and placement for the tank
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby khaotickalling » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:00 pm

“zilla tropical t8 light fixture”
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Re: basking or hiding?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:05 pm

You can get the Zilla fixture replace the bulb w/ the Reptisun 10.0 T 8 bulb its a better bulb than the Zilla bulb it comes w/ --- leave the clear plastic cover off the bulb -- if there is a screen on the 20 gallon tank the fixture can sit width wise on the tank -- you dont want any obstruction -- the UVB can sit on top of the tank and get a piece of decor and set it directly under the UVB 6-8 inches -- you can butt your screen up to the UVB fixture so the basking light and UVB are on one end of the tank -- but you want that UVB w/ NO obstruction - the T 8 is not strong enough to go thru the screen
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