I need help with lights!

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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:28 am

Okay.. I do plan on upgrading to at least a 50 gallon. I will get as much as possible at the pet store and work on getting my mom to buy the lights as soon as possible. I will get the single dome fixture. Here is the basking bulb I use:
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:30 am

Yep that's good-- I used the 75 watt in my 20 gallon-- do what you can keep me posted on what you get and I will help you get it set up
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:44 am

Hey, I just found this on petsmart's website: https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/enviro ... 14822.html
Do you have any idea of the size of it? It only says the wattage
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:49 am

Oh nvm. The 15 watt is 18 inches.
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:58 am

Would a T8 work fine inside the cage? Its the only one I see in the petstores inventory
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:33 am

That's all they carry in the petstores normally - you can set the fixture width wise-- on the tank w/ no screen or clear plastic cover over or in between the bulb--- NO obstruction- basking decor needs to be directly underneath-- 6-8 inches from basking decor--
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This is how I had my 20 gallon set up basking light clamped on end of tank and UVB width wise--
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:43 am

Alright! Thank you
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:50 am

Any single dome light fixture works, right? This is what I found: https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/enviro ... 37914.html
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby AHBD » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:31 am

Can you post a pic of your entire set up as well as your beardie ?
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:34 am

I can but not at this moment. I can post a picture in a while though
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:46 am

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Heres the pictures. Shes in a 20 gallon at the moment but by this christmas she should be in a 50 gallon with better lights
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 am

Do you guys think that my beardie will be okay with only the correct basking bulb and fixture until christmas when I can get the reptisun?
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 am

Also, do you guys have an idea why my beardie keeps going to the cool side of the tank and soaks her tail in her water??
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:41 pm

I would work on getting the UVB ASAP-- not sure till Christmas --- you can take her outside for good UVB if the temp is 65 or higher --- place her in a plastic tote NO glass for 15 minutes in direct/ partial shade -- do not leave her unattended or you can hold her on you --- do this everyday -- or every other --- do you have a digital probe thermometer for basking temps? I see no thermometer at all in the tank
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:43 pm

Okay, I will start doing that. I am ordering a digital thermometer today. Right now all I have is a stick on...
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