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What are your terms with the 50 watt and the DHP? So we know how much farther you have to go to get to your target temp
It sounds like it because I am so confused about what to do Do I just need to return the DHP and just stick with a 100 Watt bask light and the T5 UVBthe 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.)
50 watt is the bask light I had from his smaller enclosure so I just put it on top to try and get the temps up the 80 watt DHP is on day and night with no bask on normally but the temps are 83 in the hot spot and I know it needs to go upWhat are your terms with the 50 watt and the DHP? So we know how much farther you have to go to get to your target temp
I thought the bask light and the DHP were the same that’s why bask isn’t on during the day50 watt is the bask light I had from his smaller enclosure so I just put it on top to try and get the temps up the 80 watt DHP is on day and night with no bask on normally but the temps are 83 in the hot spot and I know it needs to go up
Oh okay so the DPH should be turned off during the day?No people actually use DHP’s at night instead of ceramic heat emitters. They don’t snuff out humidity like the ceramic heat emitters plus they don’t put off any light so they don’t mess up the sleep cycle. If they were the same thing you wouldn’t be able to use them at night.
I only have the IR gun at his hot spot rock and I do have a stick thermometer but I heard those are not good to tell either so I just been using the gunis the IR gun the only thing you have to measure temperatures, or do you have digital probe thermometers? the IR guns can be off depending on what type of material you are trying to read off of. i'd start out tomorrow having both on and see what it does for your temps. they are definitely not the same thing.
I understand I don’t want him to get to hot or to cold it’s a really good idea and I’m gonna look into it. I’m just confused on what to do to get it where it needs to be petsmart got me going in circles.anyway, the reason i was asking about the gun/probe is we want to make sure you're not way hotter than you think while working things out and nuking your little dude
That’s Awesome I’m glad I found you guys and I will do that tomorrow and I will message him.this website helped me save our guy's life! we rescued him from someone that got the petco special and he was damn near dead.
longfellow777 is the one i see talk about DHP the most on here so that's probably your best go to source on that topic.
i'd suggest tomorrow having both the 50w basking and the DHP on and see what your temp readings are then go from there. you might be there with what you already have