Heating in tank?

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Blue
Hello! I just got a 120 gallon tank for my bearded dragon. I'm currently using a 100 watt bulb, but I think I need more heat. Should I be using a 150 watt bulb? I heard this can give them sunburns or burn them. Any ideas?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hello! I just got a 120 gallon tank for my bearded dragon. I'm currently using a 100 watt bulb, but I think I need more heat. Should I be using a 150 watt bulb? I heard this can give them sunburns or burn them. Any ideas?
Please get 2 digital probe thermometers- that's going to give you surface basking temps-- those should be 95-100 on the spot where he sits for basking- the other probe use for your cool side - lower 80's- middle of the tank 90's-
 

Blue_the_beardie

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Beardie name(s)
Blue
Please get 2 digital probe thermometers- that's going to give you surface basking temps-- those should be 95-100 on the spot where he sits for basking- the other probe use for your cool side - lower 80's- middle of the tank 90's-
Ok. Her basking-warm side temps were around 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Should I get a 150 watt bulb?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Ok. Her basking-warm side temps were around 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Should I get a 150 watt bulb?
Get a surface basking temp and see what its reading--- 95-100 is what your aiming for -- if its not reaching that get a 150 watt and get your temps then - your tank is going to react to your room temps - if its by a window if the tank is on the floor which it shouldnt be or if the room is a cold room - those all play a part of getting the tank the correct temps -
 

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