1. 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...
  2. LianneHenry

    Too hot/too much UVB?

    Hi everyone! I changed up my setup yesterday from a 125W Solar Glo (do not recommend!!) to a 100W Basking light (Zoo med) and the Zoo Med T5 10.0. The T5 sits above some mesh about 8-10 inches above the basking spot and 18 inch above the floor. This is the first time since I got my bearded...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Don Piano

    Arcadia 12% vs 14% Discrepancy Issue

    Hey all, I'm new here but I've relied on this forum and its resources for a while in preparation of getting my own dragon. I'm having a bit of an issue that is probably simply just faulty bulbs but I figured it's best to ask. I've been using an Arcadia 34" 12% Desert bulb in a 36" Arcadia...
  7. Monpetitchou

    Beardie hoarding food in his beard

    Hi there ! Sorry this is so long but i wanted to be as detailed as possibly before you guys give input or ask your questions: Last week, Falcon twice hoarded food in his beard and twice regurgitated it after a day or couple of days. I noticed after eating bugs, his beard would be very saggy...
  8. colbertf

    Solarmeter 6.5R meter on a Arcadia T8 12% D3+ bulb

    Hi all, I have a 7 to 9 month old male beardie, ADV+, has not been eating well but is improving, and we just finished medication treatment for URI. He basks daily, no issue there. But he's had a dark 'ish beard since I've got him back in late January. I've received some great and very helpful...
  9. nuclearkielbasa

    Do bearded dragons "know" the UVB bulbs are their suns?

    Can they actually sense the rays coming from those bulbs? My adopted boy lived in a tank with a spot/coil UVB for 3 years; we have him in a tank with a 34" Retpisun t5 mounted inside on the ceiling. On sunny days, he has been nonstop wanting to get out, and when he does he goes right to the...
  10. madilian9

    Too much or too little calcium?

    My bearded dragon (3 and a half ish years old, rescue) Cadmus is just waking up from brumation and I am not sure if this is related. I had him out today feeding him some dusted wax worms and meal worms (he’s a bit skinny, hence the regular waxworms) as well as dusted fresh kale and a beardie...
  11. fcooper

    How Hot Should Your Bearded Dragon Tank Be?

    You need to outfit your tank with a thermometer. Ideally, you should have two. Place one thermometer on either side of the tank (cool and hot sides) in order to get a complete picture of the environment in the tank. The thermometers should be placed in the middle of the tank’s height. Note that...
  12. 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...
  13. T

    Safest ways to hang T5 hood?

    Hi everyone! I just got a new enclosure that is 4x2x2 ft. I want to make sure that I hang the T5 UVB the right way. I know to do it on the inside of the enclosure but I am petrified about it falling on him. With my old enclosure I just cut a hole in the screen, but that wont work with this one...
  14. K

    UVB Bulb Blew Cant and Get One for 2-3 Days

    Hi all! I just adopted a 5 month old bearded dragon this week but had a work emergency and had to leave town. My friend who cares for other reptiles was willing to watch her for me. I set her up with all her proper heating and lighting but after I drove 4 hours away for work, I got a text that...
  15. kenobisaber

    UVB Placement Help? ASAP

    My question is can you place your UVB next to the basking bulb or does it HAVE to be like the 2nd diagram?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
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