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Lighting question

Postby Vest596 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:16 am

Hey so i have a 40g for my beardie at the moment i think he is about 2-3 months old. I have a T5 10.0 2/3rds of the tank up top then a 100w basking and i stuck a compact 10.0 UVB on the other side of the basking just for extra. Now my question is he does not really go to the side of the tank with the T5 unless he is pooping or chasing food. Mostly he is on basking side will he still get enough UVB from it even if he isn't over there? His temps are 108 in basking, 90 around it and 75 on the cool side of the tank[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Lighting question

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:24 am

You should move the UV bulb to the right so that it's alongside the basking light.
That way highest UV exposure is in the same place as the highest heat.

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Re: Lighting question

Postby Vest596 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:49 am

So like this?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Lighting question

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:12 pm

Yup! :D

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Re: Lighting question

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:15 pm

So you put a coil in there as well???? Get rid of it its not doing any good if that is what you did --- the T 5 is plenty and if you cant get it moved he will go to the light he needs -- those coils are not any good and in the 40 gallon tank its doing no good --- they are basically a killer of dragons --- if you use them in a small tank like a 20 gallon its iffy - I rehomed a beardie last Sept and she had a coil when I got her but she was also malnourished far to gone to save and when I put the T 8 over her she sucked it up --- your doing more harm than good w/ the coil------------ just saying
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