1. P

    How long can a bearded dragon go without UVB

    To make a long story short, I accidentally got a LED light instead of the UVB ones and I have one ordered. I got the little guy on Thursday but would he be fine for a week until it comes in?
  2. quantum

    UVB Light Broken

    So, just now, my compact UVB bulb broke. It made a short buzzing sound then randomly stopped working. Luckily, I had ordered a linear 10.0 UVB light, but the only con is that it comes either Saturday or Sunday. So I'm wondering can my bearded dragon survive until then?
  3. L

    Looking for Advice on Lighting and Heating Placement, and Whether or Not to Add a Jungle Dawn LED Bar

    I recently inherited a beardie (my first) and got her a new, bigger tank (48"x24"x18"). Her substrate is a mixture of Jurassic desert sand/topsoil/excavator clay. She has a 75w Zoo Med basking bulb over her basking spot and a Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 bar with a deep heat projector bulb for...
  4. 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...
  5. Tigger_14


    I mpunted my uvb light inside its about 9 inches to where he is sitting in the photo is this to close?
  6. H

    Please help me with UVB lighting

    I have two coil UVB bulbs right now. I bought that as a quick and cheap way to get my new beardies bus UVB until I can research exactly what he needs. I didn’t want to buy expensive lighting before I knew which are correct. He is a rescue and I am a first time owner. I know and understand that...
  7. 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...
  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. 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...
  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. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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