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Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby Madison2150 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:33 am

Hello! I have a 9month old beardie, Arachna! I had to remake my account because my password was lost. Anyways, Arachnas basking spot isn't getting hot enough. It's sitting at 96 right now. Yesterday it was 75 when I woke up , and it went up to about 89. We just replaced our basking bulb 2 weeks ago. (150w basking bulb. We have a 40gal) and we replaced the UVB last night. (I bought the wrong size hood (36") and didn't get a chance to buy the right size for a couple months. (24"). I would love some tips. I want him to be warm enough to eat breakfast. His lights have now been on 2 hours so it's about time to feed him, would he be okay ? Thanks! Also, his thermometer that sits on the floor of his hot side says 85. On top of his basking area is 96.2.
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby Gail » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:02 am

96 degrees is fine for basking
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby Madison2150 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:15 am

Gail wrote:96 degrees is fine for basking

Thank you! I'm worrying myself sick over here 😅
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:45 am

Where is the UVB? Inside the tank or on top of screen? Basking temps are being taken how? Digital probe thermometer or a stick on?
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby Madison2150 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:24 am

KarrieRee wrote:Where is the UVB? Inside the tank or on top of screen? Basking temps are being taken how? Digital probe thermometer or a stick on?
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Not sure if i added the photo right. The UVB is a T5 10.0, so it is on the mesh. I have a thermometer gun I use for Temps and he has a probe on top of his hot spot, one on the floor of the hot side, one in the middle, and two on the cool side. There is also a dehumidifier
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:46 am

Ok your screen on the tank is a fine mesh like a screen door or is it a wide holed type-? 96 is ok for basking - the decor piece does it offer different temp gradients?
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby Madison2150 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:59 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok your screen on the tank is a fine mesh like a screen door or is it a wide holed type-? 96 is ok for basking - the decor piece does it offer different temp gradients?

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That is my screen. And yes, on the "rock" on the top and middle I'm getting 108 with my temp gun. Maybe my other probe thermometer is going bad? I don't see that being the issue though. I'm not sure.
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Re: Basking spot hasn't been hot enough the past 2 days.

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:23 am

Your image did not post -- go back into message box click on the XIMG your pics will come up if they have downloaded then click on the pic it should post
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