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Re: Eye problems

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:37 pm

is that the coil shining outward so its directly in his eyes? like I said I would shut it off take him outside till you can get it replaced--- I am thinking this is causing the eye issues but later on down the road its gonna cause more
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Re: Eye problems

Postby claudiusx » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Thanks for the picture.

The red bulb should go also. You want a white light for a basking bulb. That should help a lot too.

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Re: Eye problems

Postby Sydney00720 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:02 pm

claudiusx wrote:Thanks for the picture.

The red bulb should go also. You want a white light for a basking bulb. That should help a lot too.

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I had a white bulb but it would never keep his tank warm. He was cold. Ive been struggling with a bulb to keep it warm since I switched to the 40 gallon. What's your recommendations for bulbs. I have one for night what about a basking? He's my first beardie. ( his name is Draco btw) and everything was going good till now.
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Re: Eye problems

Postby Sydney00720 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:04 pm

KarrieRee wrote:is that the coil shining outward so its directly in his eyes? like I said I would shut it off take him outside till you can get it replaced--- I am thinking this is causing the eye issues but later on down the road its gonna cause more
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The one shining isn't the coil. The coil is on but for a split second to see the setup. I have been struggling for bulbs to keep his tank warm. That one has kept it warm. I didn't know it could affect him. I'm sorry I feel bad. I tried to learn alot before I got him and till now.
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Re: Eye problems

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:16 pm

Please get rid of the red bulb--- you need a bright white basking bulb for basking- it's gonna be trial and error for bulb--- next you can get a ceramic heat emitter or che they have 75 watt bulbs and 100 watt bulbs- you will need a dome w/ a socket- they produce heat NO LIGHT-- make sure you have a infrared heat gun or / and digital probe to get actual basking temps- probe you can get for $5 at pet smart or petco- infrared gun from your local home improvement stores for around $10-12--- you can shop at Amazon for heat emitter bulbs- I am thinking between the red bulb and coil he was getting double whammy for eye issues-- please get rid of both of those bulbs
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Re: Eye problems

Postby Sydney00720 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:19 pm

[quote="KarrieRee"]Please get rid of the red bulb--- you need a bright white basking bulb for basking- it's gonna be trial and error for bulb--- next you can get a ceramic heat emitter or che they have 75 watt bulbs and 100 watt bulbs- you will need a dome w/ a socket- they produce heat NO LIGHT-- make sure you have a infrared heat gun or / and digital probe to get actual basking temps- probe you can get for $5 at pet smart or petco- infrared gun from your local home improvement stores for around $10-12--- you can shop at Amazon for heat emitter bulbs- I am thinking between the red bulb and coil he was getting double whammy for eye issues-- please get rid of both of those bulbs
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Got rid of both. I have extra bulbs, I'll have to see what they are. ( have another lizard so I have a couple extra bulbs ) I have the ceramic bulb for him tho.
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Re: Eye problems

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Ok so I was gonna say if your tank is not dropping below 60-65 at nite your good - anything below that I would use the CHE-- if you need anymore help just ask
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Re: Eye problems

Postby Sydney00720 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:16 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so I was gonna say if your tank is not dropping below 60-65 at nite your good - anything below that I would use the CHE-- if you need anymore help just ask
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I will. Thank you and everyone who helped me!!!! Draco says thank you as well!!
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Re: Eye problems

Postby Linzloohoo » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:21 pm

Sydney00720 wrote:
Sydney00720 wrote:
claudiusx wrote:Ok great! Was just trying to rule out any possible substrate or sand in the eyes :)

I know you already gave us details on your lighting, but could you perhaps post a picture of the setup so we could see it? The coils did tend to cause eye issues a few years back but that issue was remedied more or less. Now they would only theoretically cause eye issues if they were too close or the dragon was making direct line of sight with it.
Still, they aren't sufficient for dragons so changing it out is still the best idea :)

-Brandon

Idk how to add a picture of his tank. Sorry I'm new 😬 im trying to figure it out


I figured it out!! Here you go. Sorry it took so long[Click image to enlarge]


Is that a red light? I think colored lights can hurt their eyes.
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