55 gallon enclosure question

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55 gallon enclosure question

Postby BeardiePhoenix » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:16 am

I have my 5 month old beardie in a 55 gallon tank and want to be sure I have the right set up as this is my first dragon. Right now, I have the 24 inch t5 10.0 fixture on one the left side and a duel hanging fixture on the right side with basking light and compact 10 uvb bulb. Also a CHE on the right side. Is this too much uvb or not enough? Please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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Re: 55 gallon enclosure question

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:43 am

Get rid of the compact bulb -- you dont want it and those are not ideal --- your T 5 is great- is it on top of the tank or inside the tank? If its on top the distance for the decor piece directly under it should be 8-10 inches --- if you have it inside the tank 12-15 inches --- the CHE you only need if your tank is falling below 65 at nite --- your basking bulb should be keeping temps 105-110 -- its good to offer a temp gradient so he can pick a spot and temp of where he wants to bask ---temps should be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer -- NO stick ons they are inaccurate for basking temps--- a piece of decor that offers different places to sit stand or lay on -- Petsmart sells great pieces like that --
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