Lighting

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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks again Karrie
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:52 am

My basking light is about 8 inches from top of his basking platform
And the temp has been 97-112 cool side has been 78-89 is that seem ok
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Re: Lighting

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:43 am

Yes that is good - are you taking those temps w/ the infrared heat gun?
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:55 am

Yes
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Re: Lighting

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:47 am

Sounds good -- just keep an eye on that basking temp I take mine about every couple of days just make sure its not getting too hot - I just changed the bulb out here last week as the other one blew -- you will notice a change in behavior if its getting too hot -- mine fluctuates w/ the room temp- if I have a good sunny day its warmer in his tank versus cloudy days etc................
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:45 pm

Ok I just took temps after everything was on for 14 hrs the high temp directly under the light just in that one spot 114 if I move a little away it 107 to the lowest 98 this is on the basking platform which is 5×11 and 2 inches thick The rest of the tank a low of 82 - 92 humidity 29 I hope this is good cause we are going to try and order dragons this Sunday this temps stay constant all day after temp come up which didn't take to long
Timer was set 6am 8PM
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Re: Lighting

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:19 pm

114 is a little warm can you adjust the spot where they will sit--- I know babies like it warmer but 114 to me is questionable-- someone else can weigh in on this
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:03 pm

Still working on trying to get heat right if the basking bulb is between 7.5 to 8 inches form top of basking platform is that ok if the heat is 105-107 . I thought I read as long as your no closer than 6 inches
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Re: Lighting

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Trial and error -- you will haft to see how the dragon likes the heat -- some dont like it so hot -- you will haft to follow their lead ----
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:38 pm

Getting Temps better but what's acceptable humidity mines between 24 and 28
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Re: Lighting

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:55 pm

Is this a separate hydrometer? I have one placed in the center of my back wall
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07 pm

Yes it has a probe for humidity and one for temp its digital.
I have the probe halfway down and in the middle actually have a piece of tape holding it there the suction cup wouldn't keep it face the right way I have it pointed toward the front
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Re: Lighting

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:56 am

Interesting since mine is a dial --- and separate - its reading around 33% which is moderate-- it will go down today w/ the lights on --- mine has the markings w/ desert - moderate - tropical -- it will go towards the desert mark during the day and climbs at nite -- so w/ that 29 reading your in the moderate stage which is fine- when it starts getting higher than 60% then I would say something needs to be done- I do not keep water in my tank --
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Re: Lighting

Postby Hairdogg247 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am

THANKS again Karrie also that's with lights on for 14 hrs.It might drop at night temp wise to about 66-68 humidity about 35 -40
Also wish me luck going to order two in a few minutes hope to have them no later then mid week
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Re: Lighting

Postby SandP » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 am

What wattage are you using for the basking bulb? Also what type of fixture? I use a dimmable dome and for me it makes adjusting the temps so much easier than changing wattage or adjusting the height. As the ambient temps change with the seasons you will probably also have to adjust your temps unless you keep your house the same temp all year long. Some people even use thermostats so you will never have to worry about any of that. 66 is a bit cool for night time temps, anything lower and you will need to get a ceramic heat emitter to bump them up a bit. Personally I would do it anyway to keep it about 70. Your humidity sounds fine.

Good luck with your new beardies. Do you have any pics from the breeder you can show us?
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