Sitting normal ?

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Sitting normal ?

Postby Jaylenerose » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:39 pm

Is it normal for my beardie to be like this ?? He sits like this ALOT I was just wondering if that was normal [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Sitting normal ?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:52 pm

What is the bulb your using ? It looks like hes trying to get closer to that bulb --- if its a All in One it may not be putting enough UVB out and if that is the case I would get another UVB in the tank --
what size is the tank ?
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Re: Sitting normal ?

Postby Jaylenerose » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:59 pm

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This is everything I have for him I am working on getting the long reptisun uvb because I know those are way better ! He’s in a 40 or 50 gallon tank right now about 10 in. As well
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Re: Sitting normal ?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:21 pm

That is the issue the coil UVB-- hes basically getting no UVB at all in the 40 gallon tank -- those bulbs are terrible / inadequate ---- please replace ASAP-
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/wholesa ... o-med.html this comes w/ a 5.0 bulb hang onto it it is equivalent to a T 8 bulb
you need this bulb
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/t5-uvb- ... o-med.html
I would call them find out how fast they are shipping out theyre out of CA 916-226-4089
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Re: Sitting normal ?

Postby Jaylenerose » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:27 pm

Alrighty I will get that replaces thank you !
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Re: Sitting normal ?

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 pm

With good quality CFB UVBs ( Arcadia , Zoo Med , Exo Terra ) the spectrum is good .

The typical configuration using a DOME style reflector produces a tightly focused beam of UVA & UVB and here in lies (IMO) the biggest issue if the CFB is a good one.

Working out if your dragon is getting adequate UVA & UVB from the CFB is as easy as looking at a flux vs distance chart , noting if the globe is naked or in a reflector dome ( or hood ) , and if there is any screening between the globe and the dragon ( the mesh used in typical commercial tanks' lids is quite fine so will block in the order of 40% of the UV , more or less negating the benefit of the reflector hood . dome ).

Distance chart that will give you a bit of a guide
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aim for basking spot UVB flux 180-200 microW / sq.cm.

In a smaller tank , CFB of at least 25W 10% UVB is FINE , but you will get better spread and coverage if you mount under the lid in a NANO-STYLE hood like this : https://jurassicjungle.com.au/products/ ... tlighthood
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