My 40gallon is not hot enough

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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby Deftones » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:27 pm

I think this is his poop, although I can't explain the white part. Got him friday and this is the first thing I've seen in his home poop related:

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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby Foxxy76 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Yes that is poop. The white part is the urate (urine). If you're temps are off people are going to want to know you're tank set up and what lights you're using and how you're measuring you're temps. :)
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*edit Oops! Just realized I was on the second page! Doh!
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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:29 am

So did you get the temps? And what are they running? The urate looks a little dry -- how is your beardie getting water?
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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby Deftones » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:36 pm

KarrieRee wrote:So did you get the temps? And what are they running? The urate looks a little dry -- how is your beardie getting water?
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Well I found it when I woke up from a nap and it was in the basking area so I'm not sure how long it was sitting there, but it was pretty damn hot, had a 150W bulb that I switched back to a 100W bulb today so it prolly dried out a good amount. Not sure what it looked like when he pooped and peed cause I was napping. Temps on top of the rock with the 150W (using the infrared thermo) was 135 degrees at the top of the rock. I could tell it was too hot for him so I lowered it back to 100W and measured again a little bit ago and the top of the rock is now 110-115 degrees. Seems to be much better like this, always open for criticism though.

I got my reptisun terrarium T5 HO 5.0 today. Still waiting for the 10.0 to come in the mail.

I really need some ideas on how to mount this light on the inside. I was thinking of cutting a hole for the cord and then using some kind of strong line to tie each side of the hood so it stays. I am also considering buying another hood and having two T5 HOs on the ceiling of the enclosure. Any ideas? Since I still have the T8, I have the T5 and my old T8 on top of the enclosure for now.

Ran all out of dubias/crickets too, so I am trying to feed him dry food until these 1,000 dubias come in the mail which says it takes 2 days to deliver..

Here are some pics taken 10 min ago:

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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:31 pm

Dry food? Pellets? Are you giving him vegies like mustard greens / collard greens - green beans - squash any kind - green peppers red peppers occasional food - fruit like apple mango strawberries blueberries etc no citrus--- you can hang the fixture w/ fishing line - string- maybe look for some hangers from your local hardware store but I would think your not going to need 2 UVB's once the T 5 is in side tank -- you might want to try a 75 watt basking bulb and go from there but the temp 110 -115 might even be too hot --- 90-105 is good
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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby Deftones » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:17 am

KarrieRee wrote:Dry food? Pellets? Are you giving him vegies like mustard greens / collard greens - green beans - squash any kind - green peppers red peppers occasional food - fruit like apple mango strawberries blueberries etc no citrus--- you can hang the fixture w/ fishing line - string- maybe look for some hangers from your local hardware store but I would think your not going to need 2 UVB's once the T 5 is in side tank -- you might want to try a 75 watt basking bulb and go from there but the temp 110 -115 might even be too hot --- 90-105 is good
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Yes I bought turnip/mustard/acorn squash and yesterday I fed him some dry worms, he won't even touch the pellets. Picking up some more crickets after work today until my roaches come in. Bought another infrared gun with the laser cause I'm not a big fan of the one I have now.
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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:23 am

ok sounds good when you get it you can figure out from there what you need to do -- if not you can always ask for ideas-- also you might want to look for some 3M Command hooks for the fixture and see if they will work
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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby Deftones » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:02 pm

T10 came in today. got the BSFL and measured the container at 62.5 F. Most of them are not moving, wondering if they are dead. Can I give my beardie dead BSFL's ?
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Re: My 40gallon is not hot enough

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:16 pm

They need to warm up
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