enclosure getting too hot

spencer118

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its been getting hotter outside, its supposed to be 85 all week. ive noticed that junes tank has been getting extremely hot, her cool end is at 90 and im trying to lower it but i dont know how. the room her tank is in gets really hot and i dont havs space to put it anywhere else. i have a dimmable lamp so i dimmed it alot aswell. :(
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
its been getting hotter outside, its supposed to be 85 all week. ive noticed that junes tank has been getting extremely hot, her cool end is at 90 and im trying to lower it but i dont know how. the room her tank is in gets really hot and i dont havs space to put it anywhere else. i have a dimmable lamp so i dimmed it alot aswell. :(
How are you getting those temps? Is you ambient temp taken by analog ? You need to get your surface basking temps 95-100 taken w a digital probe thermometer- 90 is to hot I agree- does the temp drop when you go w/ the dimmer? You may haft to lower the wattage of the basking bulb-- and work / temps manually for now- the hot room is going to effect those temps-- is the room sunny?
 

RangoRocky

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Rango Rocky Balboa
1. You can lower the bulb wattage
2. Get a mini desk fan to offset and place it near the tank and that typically helps
 

spencer118

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How are you getting those temps? Is you ambient temp taken by analog ? You need to get your surface basking temps 95-100 taken w a digital probe thermometer- 90 is to hot I agree- does the temp drop when you go w/ the dimmer? You may haft to lower the wattage of the basking bulb-- and work / temps manually for now- the hot room is going to effect those temps-- is the room sunny?
i take my temps with a temp gun for now, it definitely drops. ill probably get a lower wattage bulb. my room isnt very sunny i usually have the blinds closed. my dad told me to turn the lamp off for an hour or two during the day, is that fine?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
i take my temps with a temp gun for now, it definitely drops. ill probably get a lower wattage bulb. my room isnt very sunny i usually have the blinds closed. my dad told me to turn the lamp off for an hour or two during the day, is that fine?
Lower the wattage first- does he have good ventilation? Is it a solid top or screen - I would not shut the basking light off we need to figure out another way - gonna get some more help
@CooperDragon
 

spencer118

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Lower the wattage first- does he have good ventilation? Is it a solid top or screen - I would not shut the basking light off we need to figure out another way - gonna get some more help
@CooperDragon
i have a soild top and only ventilation on the sides and back. ill probably get more ventilation on on the cool side since i didnt realize it was a problem until now.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
i have a soild top and only ventilation on the sides and back. ill probably get more ventilation on on the cool side since i didnt realize it was a problem until now.
It's retaining the heat- lower the bulb wattage and watch what it does - then if it's still too hot you will need to ventilate it more- you want low 80's on cool side
 

CooperDragon

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It can be tough to deal with seasonal fluctuations in room temps. It usually winds up being a combination of adjusting bulb wattage and airflow. if you need to turn the bulf off for a little while during the day, that's OK, but I'd look into using a lower wattage during the summer if you wind up turning it off frequently. The other thing to do is increase airflow. If you can get a fan (or mount a computer fan to the side of the enclosure high on the warm side) you could blow air away from the hot side which should draw cooler air in through the vents low on the cool side. It may take some testing and creativity to get things just right. It's OK to shoot for "close enough" as long as there is still a decent temperature gradient in the enclosure.
 

Mendand

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its been getting hotter outside, its supposed to be 85 all week. ive noticed that junes tank has been getting extremely hot, her cool end is at 90 and im trying to lower it but i dont know how basket random. the room her tank is in gets really hot and i dont havs space to put it anywhere else. i have a dimmable lamp so i dimmed it alot aswell. :(
Always keep the lights on the right heat and UVB rays for your reptile's specific needs while keeping the temperature under control. Reducing the brightness of the lamp can help reduce the amount of heat released, but make sure it still provides the required temperature gradient.
 

Chris.

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Luis and Lilith
How big is your tank? Small tanks are more difficult to provide a temperature gradient. Can you maybe post a picture of it?
 

Hazelthebeardeddragon

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Hazel
i take my temps with a temp gun for now, it definitely drops. ill probably get a lower wattage bulb. my room isnt very sunny i usually have the blinds closed. my dad told me to turn the lamp off for an hour or two during the day, is that fine?
If you have a fan in your room I’d turn that on
 

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