1. M

    Bought 34" 5.0 UVB by mistake, possible to supplement w/ smaller 10.0 bulb?

    I bought a 34" 5.0 UVB bulb for my 3' T5 HO fixture by mistake. Is it possible to supplement this bulb with a smaller 23W 10.0 UVB bulb? Will this safely provide adequate UVB? I would like to put the smaller bulb on top of the screen, if possible. This is a 120 gallon enclosure (4x2x2, metal...
  2. S

    Outside Enclosure Lighting

    Hi! Our beardie loves to hang out with us outside their tank. We don't let her out too long, but we were looking at getting her a mini light so she's not completely missing out on her heat/uv. We've ran our tank set up by the vet and forums here and bought all the best lights we could. Since...
  3. K

    How to raise basking temp in temporary enclosure?

    Hi all! We just adopted a 12 month old beardie. He was a family turn in, so I don’t know his full history, but he’s soooo sweet and docile. We’re currently in a 40g tank, but currently deciding if we want to build a 4x2x2 enclosure ourselves or buy one from Zen habitat or Dubia (suggestions...
  4. M

    Can basking bulbs be placed inside an enclosure? The box says not to?

    Hey, so I've seen tons of enclosures online with basking bulbs inside so I didn't think there was an issue. Then I looked at the box for the hood dome I recently bought and it says in fine print NOT to put inside. My preference is to put inside if it's safe to keep the enclosure looking nice and...
  5. C

    What fixture needed for 34in 39W T5 HO?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post here. I’ve had my beardie Chester for soon to be 6 years. I am looking to upgrade my entire set up, and most importantly my UVB set-up. I’m looking at a 34in 39W reptisun 10.0 T5 HO. I can’t seem to find any fixtures for this length of bulb. Does anyone...
  6. R

    What more can I do for my beardie’s bones.?

    Unfortunately this year his bones started getting worse again right when he started brumation, so I haven’t been able to help him as well as I did when it was hotter. Before, I would give him more calcium powder more often in his foods, take him outside in the sun safely for hours, and not feed...
  7. LianneHenry

    Newbie in need of help!

    Hi everyone! I just joined this forum! I adopted my bearded dragon Henry about a month ago. I have zero experience with reptiles so I am freaking out. Henry came from a house where he was severely neglected and was loaded with parasites. He was never really handled but crazy enough is really...
  8. P

    Replicating Natural Sunlight/Heat

    I have gone down a rabbit hole or research on trying to replicate natural sunlight spectrum (UV, visible, IR). Along with this, trying to mimic sunrise and sunset. Meaning gradually changing temps and UVI throughout the day, to mimic the natural changes experienced in the Australian Outback...
  9. Echoing

    Is this a better light.

    So I have 2 light slots in my tank and currently I have two Infareds but I want to change them to white lights. I have been looking around and I think I have found a good bulb. Two of these at 75 watts - Buy Urs Basking Spot Globe Online | Better Prices At Pet Circle
  10. J

    Best color to light my room at night with.

    I’m obviously awake at hours my beardies aren’t and whenever this is the case I try to make sure they’re covered with their blankets or at least their tanks are covered but sometimes they come out from under their blankets and I’m wondering if there’s a certain color I should put my LED’s on to...
  11. Elliot Il Drago

    Reflective Mylar film?

    Hi! The reflector film on my Sunblaster fixture was damaged during a move. I’ve had a really hard time finding a replacement online. Does anyone know if reflective Mylar film will work? Thanks in advance!
  12. R

    Trying to figure out T5 lamp placement.

    In my beardies enclosure I'm using a T5 Reptisun 10 uvb and I'm trying to figure out whether or not I can place it on top of the mesh or not. I've seen a ton of different answers to this and I'm having trouble figuring it out. So some advice would be much appreciated with this. Thanks!
  13. M

    Upgrade and Lighting Question

    *Newbie Question* I decided to upgrade Vincent’s enclosure to a 4x2 Zen Habitat. I ordered new UVB lighting and it’s going to take forever to get here (supply chain? Carrier error? Idk but it’s suddenly very delayed). He’s using the old T8 10 for now. I don’t think it’s close enough…...
  14. P

    Brumation - Lights Off?

    Hi - I've had my (aprox.) 5 YO Beardie since Dec. I have a Zen Habitats 4 x 2 x 2 with proper lighting and I use a CHE at night as my house gets down to about 60 at night. My question is... he appears to be brumating (he's been in his hide 24/7, eyes closed on and off) for the last 3-4 weeks. I...
  15. P

    Setup guidance

    I just bought two 4’2’2 enclosures from zen and I want to know the proper lighting and lighting setup. I bought 150w basking lights and 100w Che’s and T5 uvb and hood 36”. I also wanted to know if substrate is recommended as I was think about it and if so which one? I currently bought the mats...
  16. B

    UVB/basking help asap

    So, i’ve read lots of info on lights, but all the lengths/wattages/types are so confsuing, so I just need some direct answers if possible tank info- -currently has heat coil, uvb coil, and basking light -beleieve it is a 40 gallon, 36x18x18 -has a plastic splitter splitting the top metal mesh...
  17. O

    Is your halogen on a dimmer?

    I got a couple Philips Halogen PAR38 72w flood lights and tested them on a Flukers 8.5" 150w max dimmable dome. The fixture states not to use a light higher than 75w with the dimmer function, so these bulbs are compatible with the fixture. They work fine, no flickering or anything. But I noticed...
  18. Akg12saurus

    New soon-to-be beardie mom - set up help

    Hello All, Excited to join the community! My dragon will hopefully be on his way next week as long as we stay away from low temps and winter storms. I am working on making sure that I have everything setup and working before his arrival and would appreciate input. I have two issues I am...
  19. Roberts926

    Introduction and Feedback

    Good evening, my name is Robert. I have recently purchased my second bearded dragon. My first one passed away right before Christmas 2021. His name was Zeus and he lived to be 12 years old. Samson is my new beardie and he is approximately 8 months old. I never had any issues with Zeus, however I...
  20. smaugthebeardie3756

    New enclosure setup feedback

    I'm looking for any feedback on my guy's enclosure setup. It is a Zen 4x2x2. The basking bulb over the hammock is Exo Terra 150W intense basking bulb, UVB is a 48" Reptisun T5 with a 10.0 bulb. Top is the wide hole screen top that came with the enclosure. The top of the hide on the cool side is...
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