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Anland

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Archimedes His friends call him Arky
Wanted to introduce my new little buddy, Archimedes! Oh, and myself. Arky (his nickname), was adopted three weeks ago. This little guy is so darn cute and funny. I am sure I will find lots of help and useful information in this group.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Welcome. You have come to the right place. There is a ton of folks here that can help you with just about anything. If you are new to beardies please work with @KarrieRee on getting your lighting on point. That is the very most important aspect and the most over looked. If it basking temps are off they can't digest their food and may refuse to eat at all. If their uvb is off or inadequate they will suffer a never ending variety of health and behavioral problems. Their care isn't hard but it is really specific.
If you feel like it post pics of your lil buddy, we all love seeing them.
Karrieree may ask for pics of your setup as well.
 

Anland

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Archimedes His friends call him Arky
Welcome. You have come to the right place. There is a ton of folks here that can help you with just about anything. If you are new to beardies please work with @KarrieRee on getting your lighting on point. That is the very most important aspect and the most over looked. If it basking temps are off they can't digest their food and may refuse to eat at all. If their uvb is off or inadequate they will suffer a never ending variety of health and behavioral problems. Their care isn't hard but it is really specific.
If you feel like it post pics of your lil buddy, we all love seeing them.
Karrieree may ask for pics of your setup as well.
Thank you for the warm welcome. I posted pictures of my setup on my 0_20220906_122348.jpg
Welcome. You have come to the right place. There is a ton of folks here that can help you with just about anything. If you are new to beardies please work with @KarrieRee on getting your lighting on point. That is the very most important aspect and the most over looked. If it basking temps are off they can't digest their food and may refuse to eat at all. If their uvb is off or inadequate they will suffer a never ending variety of health and behavioral problems. Their care isn't hard but it is really specific.
If you feel like it post pics of your lil buddy, we all love seeing them.
Karrieree may ask for pics of your setup as well.

user page. Also, I love posting pictures, little beardies are so darn cute!
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
They are adorable. Your looks like he/she is posing. "Now make sure you get my good side" lol
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Welcome -- please get rid of the red light your using --- they are harmful to the eyes and will cause eye damage-- you didnt say anything about a UVB this is crucial to the dragons over all health and behavior -- please get a long tube fixture for your 40 gallon tank - a 24" Zoo Med w/ a 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb or a 24" Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb -- please take surface basking temps w/ a digital probe thermometer they are the most accurate -- 105-110 for a baby --- please get the UVB as soon as you can he will not survive w/ out it -- when you get it please post back on here and I will help you get it set up for your tank - distance and placement will be determined by the screen on your tank
 

Anland

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Archimedes His friends call him Arky
Welcome -- please get rid of the red light your using --- they are harmful to the eyes and will cause eye damage-- you didnt say anything about a UVB this is crucial to the dragons over all health and behavior -- please get a long tube fixture for your 40 gallon tank - a 24" Zoo Med w/ a 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb or a 24" Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb -- please take surface basking temps w/ a digital probe thermometer they are the most accurate -- 105-110 for a baby --- please get the UVB as soon as you can he will not survive w/ out it -- when you get it please post back on here and I will help you get it set up for your tank - distance and placement will be determined by the screen on your tank
Thank you! Arky has a Thrive Desert brand self ballasted lamp 10% UV-8 and 3U-13 Watt 30% UV-A. How should I keep Arky warm at night, if not using the red light?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Thank you! Arky has a Thrive Desert brand self ballasted lamp 10% UV-8 and 3U-13 Watt 30% UV-A. How should I keep Arky warm at night, if not using the red light?
Please get rid of the thrive bulbs - they are no good - you want a solid clear bright white basking bulb like flukers - Exo Terra intense or zoo med repti basking bulb or Arcadia halogen - temps at night should be 65-75 ambient - you only need heat at night if they are falling below 65 them a che ceramic heat emitter will do
 

Anland

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Archimedes His friends call him Arky
Please get rid of the thrive bulbs - they are no good - you want a solid clear bright white basking bulb like flukers - Exo Terra intense or zoo med repti basking bulb or Arcadia halogen - temps at night should be 65-75 ambient - you only need heat at night if they are falling below 65 them a che ceramic heat emitter will do
Yeah, his basking bulb is a thrive as well. So, I'm going to need a whole new setup. Bummer, back to the pet store.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Unfortunately they folks they hire at the box stores usually have zero actual experience with the animals they sell, they are not trying to deliberately mislead, they just don't know. When i first got into beardies i spent a fortune on garbage and then another fortune on good products. Hind sight truely is 20/20. Once you get the correct fixtures in place it's not as bad anymore. The bulbs are relatively affordable when it's time to replace them. If you get the domes with ceramic base they last forever. Do try to keep your cords from laying right on the ceramic though, i have melted a couple with the hotter bulbs over the years.
 

Anland

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Archimedes His friends call him Arky
Unfortunately they folks they hire at the box stores usually have zero actual experience with the animals they sell, they are not trying to deliberately mislead, they just don't know. When i first got into beardies i spent a fortune on garbage and then another fortune on good products. Hind sight truely is 20/20. Once you get the correct fixtures in place it's not as bad anymore. The bulbs are relatively affordable when it's time to replace them. If you get the domes with ceramic base they last forever. Do try to keep your cords from laying right on the ceramic though, i have melted a couple with the hotter bulbs over the years.
Thanks for your help, hope to get new bulb set up this weekend.
 

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