lighting help

  1. Orion1002

    New job, need new daylight schedule but worried about timing

    Hi! So I am starting a new job next week and will be working 4 10 hour days a week now so I really have to change her light schedule. My little one usually has lights on from 7am-7pm, fresh salad bowl when the lights come on, first feed of 40 BSFL at 11am, second feed of 40 BSFL at 5:30pm, and...
  2. 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...
  3. tedbubz

    Used a UV Reader, does this seem right?

    Hi, Was hoping someone could let me know if I'm reading it correctly. Seems like the UVI Index is 2 - correct me if I'm wrong but for bearded dragons it's supposed to be between 2.9 - 7.4? My UVB is Arcadia 12% t5 and is 14cm/5.5 inches from basking spot with wide mesh holes as pictured...
  4. Echoing

    Arcadia Halogen

    I have a 75 gallon tank and I was wondering how many Arcadia Halogen bulbs I would need to heat up the cage and what wattage. (I can only fit 2 bulbs in my cage I have a Melamine enclosure.)
  5. 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
  6. L

    I need help please!

    Hi everyone! I’m new to the forum and still pretty new to owning a dragon. I need some help. I’ve done lots of research and tried different products and tried different ways of setting up the tank and I’m just at a loss here. I did just fill out the account info on the products/setup I’m...
  7. Echoing

    Baby beardie light timer?

    When I picked up my tank the person at the store said for the first year of owning the dragon I should keep the lights on 24/7. Is this correct? I have a 48Lx24Dx24H with two basking light slots both with 75 watt USR infared bulbs currently.
  8. tedbubz

    Help with lighting; increase ambient temp with ceramic or basking bulb?

    Hi, so I just changed my enclosure set up a bit. My main basking bulb is good, and my Arcadia UVB is also fine. The thing is with my second lighting source. I need the middle to be more hot so should I put a 100W basking bulb for light and heat, or a 100W ceramic heater? 100w basking bulb...
  9. J

    Low profile lighting options?

    So I have 3 beardies and the most recent rescue has some moderate MBD and struggles with ascension of steep decorations and such so he's in a 12" tall front open tank to limit his vertical movement. This tank choice also allows me to place his tank where he has a great view of the whole room...
  10. TurkeyKirkey


    Hey everyone ! I recently just bought a 20’ tube light fixture for Toothless I used to have a double dome I used for my uvb and basking and had a extra smaller dome for a coil uvb light… now is it okay to still use my double with the basking light and uvb and the tube or should I switch 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. 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…...
  13. fowleri

    Enclosure Advice

    EDIT: Did some digging and I think I've got it figured out. NO LEDS either.
  14. ActiveOak

    Need help finding UVB light replacement

    Villgax has been hiding under her rock hide for.. a good week or two. I’m not sure what’s wrong with her, she eats sometimes when I offer but she doesn’t come out at all and has slept days away. I think it might be the UVB bulb, but I’m not sure. I’m trying to find a place to get ones. But I’m...
  15. EmberRising

    Heating help- ambient vs surface temp

    I have a new baby beardie (4-5m old) and am having trouble getting the temperature right. I can’t get the air temp high enough and the surface temps are at their max. I am currently using a Philips 72w par38 bulb. (I also tried a Zoo med 100w repti basking spot bulb with similar results.) The...
  16. Frankiethedragon

    New bearded dragon

    This is the rank we have. What is the best lighting we should have. And what other essential items should I get. Tia
  17. M

    New enclosure—need help with lighting

    We have a 6-7 month old beardie that we adopted 3 months ago named Mango and bought a used 50 gallon vivarium today, pictured. He was in a 20 gallon tank and outgrew it. I’m not sure if the lighting that came with it is correct. On the left is a ceramic emitter only. On the right is a small bulb...
  18. Willowww

    Light help for 5ftby2ftby2f enclosure for 7 month old beardie

    I have a 5ftby2ftby2ft cage for my beardie, about 150 gallons but I guess his tank is too big cause I can’t find anybody with the same measurements saving what wattage they use, I had a 160 all in one (not anymore since I got better uvb) anyway the 160 watts all in one didn’t heat it enough...
  19. B

    Beginner lighting questions

    I’m wanting to get a baby bearded dragon soon but I have a lot of questions for all the proper lighting I need for it before I get the lizard. I have a 75 gallon tank and want to know what type of UVB light I need to get and if I also need a heating day lamp to go with a UVB. If I need a heat...
  20. 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...
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