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Sparky12

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Hey guys! I just recently got a fancy breaded dragon. We just got him a 75 gallon tank and having trouble getting the temperatures correct. I know I need to get a bigger watts but I don’t know what to get. We have a deep heat projector that’s 80 watts thinking about getting a halgon to help with the heat is that a good idea I know deep heat projector is a good choice but it’s having a hard time warming up the big enclosure. Also do we have to have a basking bulb with a deep heat projector also guys please help.
 

Longfellow777

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There’s a little bit of controversy over the fact that the Dhps Don’t put off UVA however from what I’ve looked into and from my own experience if you’re running a good T5 fluorescent UVB tube. That is sufficient spectrum lighting and a dhp alone would do. I personally don’t run a DHP at all by itself. Basking bulbs are hit n miss you just gonna have to try everything until you get what you want. I would think 100 W bulb is where you should start. Maybe even a little higher. Keep your receipts until you find the right one.
 

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There’s a little bit of controversy over the fact that the Dhps Don’t put off UVA however from what I’ve looked into and from my own experience if you’re running a good T5 fluorescent UVB tube. That is sufficient spectrum lighting and a dhp alone would do. I personally don’t run a DHP at all by itself. Basking bulbs are hit n miss you just gonna have to try everything until you get what you want. I would think 100 W bulb is where you should start. Maybe even a little higher. Keep your receipts until you find the right one.
So your saying that a T5 and the deep heat projecter would be good together and no Halgon? Also do I need a basking light also or no basking light needed because I have the deep heat light?
 

Longfellow777

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T fives are sufficient lighting so in other words no you don’t need another basking bulb but you’re not getting the temperatures you need so I would get the halogen and I would start at 100 W. Or you can go a lower wattage get another fixture and run your DP projector with a smaller watage basking bulb.
 

Sparky12

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T fives are sufficient lighting so in other words no you don’t need another basking bulb but you’re not getting the temperatures you need so I would get the halogen and I would start at 100 W. Or you can go a lower wattage get another fixture and run your DP projector with a smaller watage basking bulb.
Okay so I have the 50 watt basking bulb in there and the 80 watts DHP working together right now but the temps isn’t wear it needs to be what’s the best choice to get it where I need it?
100 Watt Halogen with 80 Watt DHP and no basking light
Or 100 Watt basking light and 80 Watt DHP and no Halogen
 

Longfellow777

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If you are running the 80 w dhp and a bask light try 100 watt bask bulb (not halogen) with the dhp. Keep receipts so you can trade in lights till you find the right one.
 

hdochow

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from what i've read on here, dhp is just heat, no light. i don't use one myself because just a 50w basking bulb has my enclosure hot enough and i can't imagine adding more heat. but it seems like out of the bulbs you already have, since you're just trying to get the temps higher, the basking bulb would be the cheapest/easiest thing to experiment with
 

Sparky12

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If you are running the 80 w dhp and a bask light try 100 watt bask bulb (not halogen) with the dhp. Keep receipts so you can trade in lights till you find the right one.
Okay what’s the difference between DHP and bask I thought they are the same
 

Sparky12

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from what i've read on here, dhp is just heat, no light. i don't use one myself because just a 50w basking bulb has my enclosure hot enough and i can't imagine adding more heat. but it seems like out of the bulbs you already have, since you're just trying to get the temps higher, the basking bulb would be the cheapest/easiest thing to experiment with
Oh okay
 

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DHP’s are great for penetrating muscle They put off infrared A and Infared B but don’t put off much visible light
So is the DHP is the same as a bask but just with no light? The guy at petsmart said it’s the same and I use that but the temps ain’t doing with just the DHP alone so I put the 50 watt bask in there to try and get temps up and him warm before bed
 

hdochow

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the best thing you can do for your dragon induced insanity is ignore just about everything you'll be told by people at petsmart. they are in the business of making money, not giving dragons proper care. (although i'm sure that there are rare exceptions to that. the guy you're talking to does not sound like an exception.)
 

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