Why always a black beard?

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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:53 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok the UVB is a ? ? T 5 or a T 8? Is there a reflector on the fixture?
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T8, 17 watt, no reflector
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:16 pm

Ok so w/ that being said your dragon is not getting any uvb-- the fixture needs a reflector and it needs to be directly above him 6-8 inches-- I can post a website for reflectors in the morning-- how old is the UVB? If its 6 months or older it needs to be replaced
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:36 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so w/ that being said your dragon is not getting any uvb-- the fixture needs a reflector and it needs to be directly above him 6-8 inches-- I can post a website for reflectors in the morning-- how old is the UVB? If its 6 months or older it needs to be replaced
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I replace the bulbs every 5 months.
The uvb is 6” when he basks.
I look forward to seeing the reflector.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:35 pm

Something like this?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:39 pm

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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:59 am

Yes -- I would get that ordered ASAP and get it moved directly above him --- he needs to be able to sit directly underneath it 6-8 inches --- the side position is not good as it can cause eye issues w/ the light shining directly in the eyes -- above positioning will be benefit better as the rays are directed downward toward him
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:30 am

Ordered. Thank you Karrie
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:53 am

Your welcome keep us posted please
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:30 am

KarrieRee wrote:Your welcome keep us posted please
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Definitely.
I’ve had 4 healthy dragons without a reflector. While I did order the reflector and am grateful for the advise, I do wonder why the dragons prospered without a reflector.

You believe once he gets the correct amount of uvb from the reflector he will not have a black beard?
Thank you
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:14 am

That is what I am thinking
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:07 am

When he sees worms and knows he will get fed, his head shakes. Maybe a sign of calcium deficiency due to low levels of uvb?
I do dust all his food with calcium.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:17 am

Karrie, please provide the website that sells reflectors.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:44 am

Ok will do here later today
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:09 pm

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Is this correct.
I don’t know if it would mount inside his viv. This hood is meant for to go on top of a tank.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:32 pm

Do you want to get a new fixture or do you have this one you posted? None are made to go inside the tanks that I know of ? If you want to get that one you would not need to buy a reflector it has one in it
And I can post things on how to hang in the tank
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