I need help with lights!

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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:48 pm

Also, does this bulb work? https://www.chewy.com/zoo-med-deluxe-po ... /dp/190105
Is it just any single dome lamp?
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 pm

You can look at the pet store for a digital probe thermometer - they look like this
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/enviro ... gid=500202
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:03 pm

Okay, thank you. But is a good fixture one with only one dome?
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:23 pm

The fixture is not a dome but is long look at this link
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... -hood.html
24" comes w/ the 5.0 bulb you can use NOW
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:11 pm

Thanks so much for all the help you provided!! I would be so lost without you. I just ordered everything you said I needed. Thank you!
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:30 pm

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This is what I set up so far! I set up a clamp lamp so the screen couldn't disrupt the flow from the basking bulb and put the Zoo Med Thermometer. The highest temp she got in her basking area was 112(which I quickly dimmed down and it went down to a 106 for most of the day) and the lowest was 89-93(These were the averages in different spots). She seemed to really like it. I did notice that she seemed a little pale at different times today? I'm not sure if it could just be because of the lighting or if she's going into a shed though. Here's a picture:
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She also has her lips parted a bit in this picture... She never does that as far as I know. I'm still waiting for the reptisun to come in
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:37 pm

Looks like shed coming on and mine do the same thing w / the lips
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:50 pm

Alright, thank you! :D
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby AHBD » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm

Looks pretty good ! It might be better to put climbing log on the right on it's side so it's not so close to the uvb bulb. BTW, what are the temps. on the cool side ? That should around 75-80.
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:14 am

Thank you! I measured the length between the lamp and the log/hammock and made sure it was at least 6 inches away. I will check the cold side's temp now.
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:52 am

I put the probe over on the cool side and it measured 79.7 degrees. Is that too low?
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:13 am

Nope thats good
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:21 pm

Okay, I may have found a problem; the hottest spot in the basking area now measures 112 degrees. Is that too hot? Sometimes she basks in the problem area but most times she choses the cooler spot in her basking area. The basking spot is 8 inches away from the lamp and (For the most part) without a screen between it and the décor. My lamp has a dimmer on it but I'm not too sure if the dimmer just dims the light and not the heat aspect of it. The wattage on the bulb is 75. I believe I have a 50 watt on hand just in case
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:25 pm

Try turning it down the dimmer a little bit then get a temp-- nothing hotter than 110
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Re: I need help with lights!

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:59 am

The reptisun came in today and my beardies colors are already becoming more bright!! I can't believe it. She looks really happy. I tried to remove the screen as much as possible but I had to leave some on or the lamp wasn't stable on it. [Click image to enlarge]
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Does this look adequate?
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