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New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:34 pm

Hello
I love the forum. I have a couple of questions?
I went from a 20 gallon to a 40 gallon and I feel my beardie dragon is not as warm as he was when he had the 20 gallon.

I just got this reptisun
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AQU8H ... UTF8&psc=1

And this housing
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002DN94 ... UTF8&psc=1

But she feels cold. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:56 pm

You didnt mention what your temps are in your tank.

If you've upgraded in size and are still using the same heat bulb it most likely isnt hot enough. Especially since the 40gs are taller than the 20gs.

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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm

90 degrees. Also can someone link the housing for this lighting. The one I linked didn’t fit .. grrrr. Bummer. I would ideally like a below the counter lighting fixture
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:32 pm

With the T 5 it can go on top of screen ---- but you will haft to get a hood for a T 5 and I dont think they make them that size I have a link for a 18" under the counter from Home Depot but I am not sure they make a 22" some others on the forum might have some ideas of where to get one--- keep the bulb that is a good bulb--- as far as heat what ever you were using for the 20 gallon I would go the next size up it is trial and error ---- just make sure your getting an accurate temp w/ a Infrared heat gun from Walmart Home Depot or Lowes around $10
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:51 pm

Thank you! Is there a size for a bigger than 22?
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm

Yes 36"--- and up I believe-- visit this website and look there check petsmarts website--- search amazon-- www.pangeareptiles.com or www.lightmyreptiles.com
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:29 pm

90 degrees where? At your basking surface, your hot side, or your cold side? You need to know all 3 temps and you should be measuring with a temp gun or a digital with probe end no dial stick ons :)

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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:45 pm

I don’t have a digital one. Can someone link it to buy it, please. I have the round ones. It says 90 inside. I have it placed on the inside to the left of the tank.
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Unfortunately those are very innaccurate, and as you can imagine, they don't give you the basking surface temp, which is the most important temp in the tank really.
I will send you a link to a cheap digital with probe on amazon, and also a link to a very good IR temp gun in the $20 range if you so choose.

You can also go to pretty much any petstore now a days and pick up a digital with probe end for under 10 bucks usually. But if you want to buy here are the links: (links direct you to amazon.com)

Digital with probe end (2 pack - $10)
IR Gun ($25)

Temperatures have to be known. Once we know them, we can answer your question if he is warm enough. And then we can make any adjustments necessary :)

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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:12 pm

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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:16 pm

I got mine from Walmart ordered on line for around $12
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:30 pm

I'd spend the 8 or so extra dollars on the one I linked to. It has a lot of features you will wish you had if you buy the repti one. But that will work if you want to use it, as long as your basking surface is a common material such as wood or brick.

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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:46 pm

Great, it comes Wednesday and I will let you guys know.
Thanks for all the help
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Foxxy76 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:38 pm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AK ... UTF8&psc=1

I've been using this one for the UVB light housing. It fits the Reptisun t5 HO 22 inch
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Re: New 40 gallon tank and beardie is not as warm as before.

Postby Marley305 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:59 am

I’m back! The basking temp is 97.5 with the gun. Is that ok temps?
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