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Greetings!

Postby Peach » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 pm

Hi all. This is my first post here but I've been buried in reading for the past two weeks. Our Chinese water dragon died two weeks ago so we now have a dragon-sized hole in our household. We will be bringing home a new beardie in another week. I am in Montana and breeders in my area are not close but there is a reptile expo with breeders from several places in the northwest so I'll spend the day looking and talking to the breeders :) I've learned a mind-blowing amount of info from here already and I am so glad I found this forum. Thanks to everyone!
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Re: Greetings!

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:31 am

Good luck! I look forward to hearing more about your new buddy when he comes home.
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Peach » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Peach » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:50 pm

Here is the viv as it is right now. At this angle you can't really see the uvb bulb in the back. There are still some tags attached to things since I wasn't sure what I'd be keeping.That ramp in front will be replaced with a big piece of wood once it's ready. Note also the two residents - the kids added stuffed lizards 'for context' they said :)

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Re: Greetings!

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 am

Wow lots of stuff to climb around on in there! If you can slide the UVB light over toward the basking light a bit more you may want to do that as long as it is still at least several inches above the platform. That way the highest UVB combines with the most intense heat and light from the basking bulb. You don't want it closer than about 6'' though so it's well out of reach. If the platform is too high for that you can leave it be. Just an optimization rather than a problem.
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Peach » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:53 am

Thanks Cooper! The UVB as it is now goes all the way to the corner under/next to the basking light.
It's hard to tell in this picture from the angle and the black screen. Right now the UVB is 12 inches up and right over the ledge. That large rock beside it is about 14-15" down from the light to give the beardie another level and a ramp to get to the ledge.

Tomorrow we're off to the expo! Today, I am kicking back and relaxing....and removing tags :)
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