Basking

acidburn01

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Toothless
Our tank is 4x2x2 and we have a 100wat basking bulb but it's just not hot enough for Toothless. Our thermometer reads maybe 95 but no matter how long he basks, he's cool--almost cold.

What's a better/higher wattage bulb that will give him that extra 5 to 10 degrees he's used to and benefits from.?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Our tank is 4x2x2 and we have a 100wat basking bulb but it's just not hot enough for Toothless. Our thermometer reads maybe 95 but no matter how long he basks, he's cool--almost cold.

What's a better/higher wattage bulb that will give him that extra 5 to 10 degrees he's used to and benefits from.?
Get a 150 watt - watch temps w/ your digital probe thermometer-
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Will 150watt get too hot.?

I saw some people use floodlights but it risks melting the tank lid.??
You can get a Arcadia halogen not flood light- its trial and error w/ basking bulbs - try the 150 see where you get for temps- make sure your using the digital probe placed on the basking spot where he sits for basking and go from there
 

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