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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Do you think temp switch would be needed to automatically switch the basking lamp on and off when it hits peak temps?
I am not sure about that I am a manual user and dont use those temp things but we can ask CooperDragon about that --- I will flag him on here -- as far as the basking decor for your UVB look either outside for a good piece of wood you will need to sanitize / bake it first before putting in the tank I think around 300 for like 10 min or so or you can look on Pet Smart for decor - they have really nice pieces for dragons but make sure you think large I have all kinds of decor from them they are easy to clean -- here is a pic of my tank most everything came from Pet Smart except that big rock / hid under the UVB
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xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Turning your bulb on and off to try to control temp is NOT a good idea 1) it's going to be stressful on your dragon
2) its going to be stressful on your bulb. Any type of bulb that has a filament takes a beating when you repeatedly turn it on and off. You will be better off the adjust the wattage or raise the heatlamp up some to get the correct temp. You could also lower the basking area a bit, or you could give your dragon basking decor with multiple levels and he will pick the one he likes best.
 

hdochow

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Sir Henry of Scales
You could also lower the basking area a bit, or you could give your dragon basking decor with multiple levels and he will pick the one he likes best.
we've got one of these. Wholesale Lugarti Premium Grapevine (this particular one is currently out of stock but there are various sizes.) it allows sir henry to chose his desired uvb distance. sometimes he hangs out at the very top, other times the bottom, usually the middle. heat basking we have a different platform right behind the vine that also has levels to choose from. he goes between the two spots throughout the day.
 

Pat26_

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Igneel
Turning your bulb on and off to try to control temp is NOT a good idea 1) it's going to be stressful on your dragon
2) its going to be stressful on your bulb. Any type of bulb that has a filament takes a beating when you repeatedly turn it on and off. You will be better off the adjust the wattage or raise the heatlamp up some to get the correct temp. You could also lower the basking area a bit, or you could give your dragon basking decor with multiple levels and he will pick the one he likes best.
Yeah I plan on exchanging the light stand because I accidentally order the small so the further away the lower the temp will be 🤔 noted and makes a lot of sense lol
 

Pat26_

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Igneel
we've got one of these. Wholesale Lugarti Premium Grapevine (this particular one is currently out of stock but there are various sizes.) it allows sir henry to chose his desired uvb distance. sometimes he hangs out at the very top, other times the bottom, usually the middle. heat basking we have a different platform right behind the vine that also has levels to choose from. he goes between the two spots throughout the day.
I might just make a run to petsmart once I get off and get him some wood
 

Pat26_

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Igneel
Went and picked up a piece of wood
 

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xp29

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That looks really good :)
 

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