lighting help

  1. zonkey

    What timer for lights?

    Hello all!! I am looking for a timer for the lights for my enclosure so that they will turn on for the morning and off at night automatically. I have no idea how these things work lol, I’ve heard some say you could just use like a Christmas tree timer?? Can you guys point me to a good one to use...
  2. clyde612

    Which Arcadia for a 40 gallon if I'm going to put the light on TOP of the mesh (medium/large mesh)

    I see there is a 14% Beardie, a 12% Desert, and the 6% Forest. I would assume the 12% Desert would be a good fit but seeing as I am going to put in on TOP of the mesh, maybe I should get the stronger one? Let me know what you guys think. Also, I am just going to foster a beard for a couple of...
  3. K

    Tips/recommendations for inside tank lighting?

    Hi everyone! We have two bearded dragons and for the longest time, especially for our older dragon, we’ve been using an Arcadia UVB and a 100 W basking bulb on top of the mesh of the viv. Our older bearded dragon is now in a 4 x 2 x 2, and I’m interested in putting a basking light inside of...
  4. D

    Exo Terra Light Unit - HOW DO I GET THE BULBS IN!!!

    Hi, I've had the unit for a while and I'm trying to replace the UVB bulb and I just can't do it!!!! Clearly I'd managed to get them in at some point but I'm finding it impossible to line the pins up properly. Has anyone else had this issue? Am I missing something??? 😭😭
  5. S

    Should I change my "normie" heating bulb for smth better?

    Hi everyone. Progressing newbie here ;) Reading a lot of articles on the internet + advertising pamphlets I started to look at an enclosure lighting at a different angle. As far as I understood, we are not just trying to give a reptile uvb + temperature, but to imitate the sun as close as...
  6. G

    I can’t get the temps right in my 4x2x2 enclosure

    I am new here sorry if I mess anything up. So I have a 120gal dubia. Com enclosure and I cannot get the temps right. I have a 150w reptisun basking light above the basking spot, but the basking spot surface temp only gets into the low 90s. the mesh blocks out most of the heat so I was thinking...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.)
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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!
  20. 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…...
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