Questioning my lighting choice.

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Questioning my lighting choice.

Postby Stuuuart » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:27 pm


My bearded dragon seems lazy and depressed. I noticed some people getting railed for there choice of lighting in older posts. Some people said that bad lighting can cause this lazy, depressed mood. Here is the light I bought 16 months ago when I adopted my baby dragon. ... B00AQU8FR4

(This hood comes with a repti-sun 5.0 HO bulb.)
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Re: Questioning my lighting choice.

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:55 pm

The bulb is good, but the 10.0 is better. Also at 16 months it may have lost almost all of it's strength. Order a new 10.0 and you'll prob. see a difference.
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Re: Questioning my lighting choice.

Postby ruben0311 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:40 pm

you will need to check the suggested distances though, going from a 5.0 HO to a 10.0 HO is going to give alot more energy which you will want to ensure is set up at the right distances. take a look around and let us know what you plan on using, and how you plan on using it, before purchase, we can get some insight to you if you wish. you aren't a bad keeper or anything, if anything you are one of the better ones for actively trying to fix issues as you find them. Good work
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Re: Questioning my lighting choice.

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:32 pm

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