Set up

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Set up

Postby Nmedeiros12 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:03 am

Hi all,

Could anyone give me some advice on my setup? My beard is seems to really like it but I want to make sure I’m doing things right. I have a T8 for the UVB bulb and it’s about 7” from the highest point in the tank. It’s a 40 gallon tank anabolic his heat source gets it to about 94-97 on the warm side and 82-85 on the cooler side. His favorite basking spot is the log on the right, but he does love climbing on the taller structure (it gets too hot if it is under the heat lamp) [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Set up

Postby Nmedeiros12 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:10 am

My apologies for the typos everyone. And clearly the log is on the left not right
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Re: Set up

Postby claudiusx » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:23 am

The tank looks great!

What is your basking surface temp? You only mentioned the warm side. The basking temp is the most important one :)

If your t8 is sitting on top of the mesh (I believe those tanks have a pretty fine mesh) it would be best to try to mount it inside under the mesh. 8 inches or so is good, but only when its unobstructed.

Your cool side is a little warm. I like to be under 80 for mine. 75 is what I shoot for.
This allows a good gradient and lots of temperature choices for them to pick from if they want to cool off or warm up.

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Re: Set up

Postby Nmedeiros12 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:36 am

Surface temp is about 105
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Re: Set up

Postby claudiusx » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:47 am

Sounds good then! :D

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Re: Set up

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