Time for an upgrade , suggestions?

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Time for an upgrade , suggestions?

Postby Minion3511 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:11 am

Okay so I've had my beardie Slyfer for about 5 months now and it's tax refund time so I'd like to give his set up an upgrade to make it the best it can be for now :)

Current set up: [Click image to enlarge]


Size : 36"X18"X24"
Substrate : Slate textured tile
Lighting : 1) 24" Reptisun 10.0 T8 in a under the cabinet fixture with the plastic cover off inside the tank back wall.
2)Exo terra intense basking spot bulb in a flukers dome with dimmer .
Temp : Cool side 77-80F
Basking : 90-100F

5 months ago (about 2 months old then) : [Click image to enlarge]


Any pro tips would be great . Links to the best equipment would be appreciated.
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Re: Time for an upgrade , suggestions?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:53 am

I'd say the best upgrade you can do at the moment is to get a T5 UVB light. Set this about 12'' above the basking area (it can go on top, just build at least part of the basking area up to within about 12'' of the light) http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/22-t-5-ho-fixture-high-output-with-arcadia-d3-12-ho-bulb/
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Re: Time for an upgrade , suggestions?

Postby Minion3511 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:28 am

CooperDragon wrote:I'd say the best upgrade you can do at the moment is to get a T5 UVB light. Set this about 12'' above the basking area (it can go on top, just build at least part of the basking area up to within about 12'' of the light) http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/22-t-5-ho-fixture-high-output-with-arcadia-d3-12-ho-bulb/


The picture doesn't really show me , is this a bulky fixture that goes on top or one of those flat looking ones that you just put facing down on the screen on top of the Viv ?
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Re: Time for an upgrade , suggestions?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:49 am

It's not super bulky. About 2'' tall and about 3.5'' wide. it has a flat top with clips so you can hang it from wire inside the tank. I just keep mine right on top though. It comes down to what you can set up in terms of distance to the basking spot.
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Re: Time for an upgrade , suggestions?

Postby Minion3511 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:06 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It's not super bulky. About 2'' tall and about 3.5'' wide. it has a flat top with clips so you can hang it from wire inside the tank. I just keep mine right on top though. It comes down to what you can set up in terms of distance to the basking spot.


Thank you I will look into it :)
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