First time owner

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Re: First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:40 pm

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Hiccup is a year old as of Jan 29--- [Click image to enlarge]

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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:07 pm

I’ve read a lot about hair worms in crickets will that harm my beardie
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Re: First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:20 pm

Not sure about hair worms in crickets but pin worms r not good- especially in high numbers- dubias roaches r better for them and tend not to give the parasite-- I would recommend dubias - less hassle stink and they don't chirp- and roaches r easier to keep- you can find them on line or at Amazon-- some suppliers offer free shipping
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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:25 pm

So I left pet store and got this fixture just not sure how to mount it [Click image to enlarge]

Is this too much lighting???
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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:39 pm

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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:45 pm

With the lamp holder and screen off with my new slimline 50uvb T8 temps climbing fast almost 115?????
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Re: First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:07 pm

Too hot--- what kind of UVB did you get -- the UVB should not be increasing temps-- did you get the
Reptisun 10 T5, or the Arcadia D3 12% or 14% T5 tube? You will need a T5 light fixture also. You can mount the fixture by some Command 3 M hooks or fishing line - check your local Home Depot but you need those UVB lights as stated above--
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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:25 pm

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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:27 pm

Zilla brand desert 50 uvb
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Re: First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:32 pm

It will work but it needs to go into the tank -- the next time you upgrade I would get the fixtures mentioned-- the T 8's are not as strong UVB so it needs to be mounted in the tank 6 inches from him -- and the bulb will need to be replaced every 6 months -- please make the sure the cover is off the bulb-you can mark the date on the bulb of when you put it in -- - what watt is your basking bulb?
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Re: First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:35 pm

That is just the coloring of your beardie -- as he gets older his coloring will change -- you can take the coil out of your dome and use just a regular house hold bulb in there for lighting-
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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:47 pm

So I leave both some lights in right her basking light and the uvb it came with???
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Re: First time owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:52 pm

The most crucial lights are the basking and the UVB - that coil UVB get rid of it - if you want you can replace it w/ a house hold bulb - or leave it empty- what is the watt of the basking bulb in there? 115 is pretty warm --- how are you taking temps? You need a Infrared Heat gun to give most accurate temps-- you can get them at Walmart or Home Depot for like $10 --- to use them point gun at place where your little one sits about 2" from spot--- the UVB should be placed where he can sit under it to get the best rays from it-- if you look at my tank I have the UVB inside the tank -- the far left is the basking - the center is a CHE or heat emitter I live in MN so I have it on 24/7 keeps tank around 70 w/ lights off and the far right is just a house hold bulb for lighting
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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:10 pm

100watt basking and I’ve got the stick on temp gauges
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Re: First time owner

Postby Kellz24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:13 pm

Thank u your info has really helped alot
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