1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. A

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. M


    So I just switched to a 40 gallon tank for my beardie, I got a larger uvb bar (reptisun 10.0) that I’m planning to mount under the screen today. as well as a new housing / basking bulb. It’s a 100w zoomed bulb. I don’t know if I need new thermometers but they are both reading at about 80 degrees...
  9. kenobisaber

    Lighting Help, ASAP!

    Hi everyone! I have a 16 month old dragon named Tigger! He is in his 36x18x18 enclosure still due to the fact personal transgressions stopped me from being able to get him into his 4x2x2 enclosure yet. I realized today I got the wrong % of UVB. It sits on top of his enclosure on a mesh screen...
  10. Jupitertheking


    So I got lights from a pet shop and they did tell/recommended me to buy them but someone on here told me that I have to change them because they are coil lights and they are bad for bearded dragon and I’m really confused do I need to change them or not and because my tank is really high what...
  11. catwu20

    How to properly measure temperatures/UVB distance?

    This might seem like a dumb question, but what's the proper way to measure temps and UVB distance? Since the lights are hitting the back of your dragon, wouldn't the extra ~3" of your dragon's thickness add extra inches/degrees? (I have an adult dragon haha) For example, if your basking spot...
  12. T

    Please help with lighting

    We’re going to be building a 130 gallon tank for my adult beardie but I’m not sure what basking light to use and what uvb, any help would be appreciated, thank you.
  13. JayTheDragonTamer

    Discussion on light & heat efficiency

    Hey again. Things have been great with Spike and his custom viv. He’s doing well. All has been fine up until a visit from my Dad (who has a degree in mechanical engineering). I’ve mentioned this before, but we live in the outskirts of the UK where the cost of living is high, and this mean...
  14. M

    MVB or normal basking bulb for t8 uvb tube?

    Hi! I’m a new bearded dragon owner and recently adopted a 4 year old bearded dragon. He is currently in a 40 gallon tank and was previously with a basking bulb on one side and an 18 inch t8 uvb bulb on the other side, both on top of the cage. I noticed he wouldn’t go over to the t8 tube light...
  15. K

    UVB lighting advice

    I just mounted my reptisun 10.0 HO bulb inside my tank due to worries My baby beardie wasn’t getting enough uvb through the mesh. I have a sunblaster t5 reflector and now Im thinking it’s going to be too close as it’s only about 7 inches away from the basking spot. My issue is if I lower the...
  16. Elliot Il Drago

    Why are Zilla or Thrive bad?

    Hi! Just wondering if anyone can provide concrete research or personal experiences to explain why Zilla and Thrive are not recommended brands…? I was recently told not to use Zilla and based on some posts, both of those brands are frowned upon. Thanks in advice for any insight!
  17. F

    Thoughts on my UVB Setup

    Hello! I was wondering if my UVB setup is appropriate for my tank. The tank is a 4x2x2 Zen Habitat and the Bulb is a HO T5 10.0 Reptisun in a 36" fixture. When we upgraded his tank I was told that the UVB should cover 2/3 of the tank, so I purchased this fixture. However, after doing more...
  18. F

    UVB Light Position.

    Hello all. I just moved my Reptizoo HO T5 10.0 with reflector light inside my beardies viv. I was wondering if this setup is okay or of it would be too close to his lizard lounger. Just looking for the best possible setup for my baby. The viv is a 4'x2'x2' Zen Habitat.
  19. A

    Enclosure help and advice

    I plan on going to the pet store tomorrow to get things I need for my bearded dragon, so I want some input before I just go and spend more money. I have a lot of questions, so sorry in advance lmao i just want the best for my beardie. 1st: The terrarium kit that I bought recommended I also buy...
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