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New enclosure lighting and ventilation

Postby Beardylover4511 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:43 pm

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Just about finished my beardies new enclosure and I had a few questions for more experienced owners. First I was wondering about lighting. I have a 36 inch reptisun 10.0 bulb on an angle in the front and his basking light in the middle above his temple. The enclosure is 6x3x3. Is this enough light?
Second I was wondering about heat, there is a ceramic bulb in the left most fixture.
Third is ventilation, there's a 1 foot square hole in his roof where his sunroom will be on the right. Should I put some holes in the roof on the left side too?
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Re: New enclosure lighting and ventilation

Postby Beardylover4511 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:44 pm

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Heres a better pic of the lights
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Re: New enclosure lighting and ventilation

Postby Draven88 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:52 pm

The basking light looks good as long as its hitting the right temps. A Reptisun 10.0 if it is a T5 with reflector you would want somewhere around 12 - 15 inches away maybe slightly more since there is a wide light area and will be getting it even when not directly basking. Its hard to judge just on the picture but i'm estimating the pyramid to be no more than 12 inches leaving about 24 to the UVB. If getting it that close is not easy you can switch to an Arcadia 14% which will be similarly effective at 18-20 inches. All of this is based on T5 since it wasn't specified T5 vs T8, and T8 has even less of an effective distance and the same applies if there is not a reflector.
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Re: New enclosure lighting and ventilation

Postby Beardylover4511 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:00 pm

Draven88 wrote:The basking light looks good as long as its hitting the right temps. A Reptisun 10.0 if it is a T5 with reflector you would want somewhere around 12 - 15 inches away maybe slightly more since there is a wide light area and will be getting it even when not directly basking. Its hard to judge just on the picture but i'm estimating the pyramid to be no more than 12 inches leaving about 24 to the UVB. If getting it that close is not easy you can switch to an Arcadia 14% which will be similarly effective at 18-20 inches. All of this is based on T5 since it wasn't specified T5 vs T8, and T8 has even less of an effective distance and the same applies if there is not a reflector.


Thx I will have to lower his light then. It is a t5 though
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