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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:39 am

Is it too close if I put a 10.0 HO inside?
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:40 am

The 10.0 HO won’t be too close to the dragon?
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:42 am

The 10.0 HO won’t be too close to the dragon if I mount the fixture inside?
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby claudiusx » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04 am

It depends on the size of your tank. Ideally if mounting inside you want the HO to be around 10 inches from the basking surface. Which should put it at an even greater distance to the floor and the rest of the tank.

If this isnt achievable you can keep it on top of the tank instead. It's much more powerful and with that power you dont want it too close.

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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am

Sorry if I’m being annoying. Once I think I have it figured out I read something that makes me rethink what I’m doing. It sounds as if my beardie will he too close to the light, even if it is on top of the screen. Is the 10.0 HO too much for him? He’s only a couple inches from the top but I could rearrange his basking spot
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby claudiusx » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:20 am

The screen pretty much effectively cuts the uvb in half or a significant amount at least depending on your screen material. If it's sitting on top of the screen, what's the closest he can get to it?

And you're not being annoying! Trust us, we'd rather help someone get set up right right from the beginning than have to help someone rehabilitate a sick dragon!

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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:32 am

I’m so sorry for my multiple posts. I didn’t realize there were 2 pages. I thought they weren’t going through. 🤦‍♀️

I’ll be home in about a half hour and will measure and let you know!
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:43 am

Ok I just realized I should have asked this question. My tank came with the reptisun 10.0 CFL UVB bulb. Can I keep using that one or is the tube better?
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby claudiusx » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:30 pm

I would turn it off. The cfl doesn't put ot purport uvb for our dragons plus the CFL is a very glaring light and can hurt their eyes.

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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:33 pm

Really? Ok. Is there a light that I could use in the dome fixture that I already have?
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby claudiusx » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:36 pm

Is it a double dome that houses your basking bulb and the CFL? Or is it's own separate dome?

If it's a double you really dont need to have another bulb in their worth the basking bulb. If it's a single you can use it for a CHE if you need extra heat at night.

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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:41 pm

Right now I have a double dome that houses the basking bulb and the CFL. I have a single dome for my CHE at night.
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby DorgEndo » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:49 pm

nikmad39 wrote:Sorry if I’m being annoying. Once I think I have it figured out I read something that makes me rethink what I’m doing. It sounds as if my beardie will he too close to the light, even if it is on top of the screen. Is the 10.0 HO too much for him? He’s only a couple inches from the top but I could rearrange his basking spot

This sounds like being a Beardie parent. Second guessing everything is normal.

It took me a month or so of small changes to the lights before I was confident with my set up. When you can you can upload pictures from your phone here: https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/#new then add then to your post with the XIMG option making a reply. Pics can be helpful.

For example I don't know what you are using for a basking spot. A log or platform? Can it be rotated so you can change the distance between the bulb and the spot? Maybe put the UVB towards the back or front wall and have the basking area on the opposite, at back wall or front wall. That can increase or decrease distance as needed
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby nikmad39 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:10 pm

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Ok. I think I did the pics right. The small dome is my CHE but it’s on,y on at night.
The double dome is basking light and the CFL.

He’s about 4.5 inches away from the screen at the highest point.
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Re: new momma - crickets

Postby claudiusx » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:53 am

How's everything going? Any updates? :)

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