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Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:40 pm
by luvmybd
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The fixture with reflector I ordered yesterday will be delayed. Now I’m looking for another fixture that has a reflector that will fit a 24” T8 Reptisun tube and can be attached in his 2’x4’ melamine viv. [Click image to enlarge]

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Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:20 pm
by KarrieRee
I would upgrade the whole thing and go to a T 5 instead of staying w/ the T 8 - better bulb and you only change it out once a year ---
https://www.petmountain.com/product/zoo ... arium-hood
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/wholesa ... o-med.html
You would need this bulb
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/t5-uvb- ... o-med.html
Here is the T 8
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/wholesa ... o-med.html
Karrie

Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:47 pm
by luvmybd
Karrie, thank you.

Couple questions:
-Go with a 10 uvb bulb or stay with the 5 that comes with
the fixture?
-How would you recommend attaching the fixture inside a
viv?

Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:55 pm
by KarrieRee
Go w/ the 10.0 the 5.0 is more like your T 8 --- it can be used as a back up but the distance in the tank would be the 6-8 - the 10.0 bulb distance is 12-15 inches directly above basking decor -
3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties-- fishing line-- potted plant wire hangers -- TAK TY cable and hook ties they look more like velcro - try Walmart for these - I am using in my tanks - My go to places for the fixtures are out did you try pet mountain I could not get the category for the website to work - they did have them tho or atleast the 24" I couldnt get back on there to see if they had the T 8 fixture
Karrie

Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:05 pm
by luvmybd
Thank you. Appreciate your help.
BTW, which breeder would you recommend?

Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:09 pm
by KarrieRee
I don't know anything about breeders- you can post on this website your questions
Karrie

Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:24 am
by fcooper
It's just his beard. Could be stress, cold, hungry, or just saw something he didn't like the look of (like his own reflection). I wouldn't worry about it.

Re: Why always a black beard?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:45 am
by luvmybd
[quote="fcooper"]It's just his beard. Could be stress, cold, hungry, or just saw something he didn't like the look of (like his own reflection). I wouldn't worry about it.[/quo

I will try and contact the breeder to inquire whether his black beard is genetic. It’s always black.

I’m thankful to Karrie and will make changes to the lighting