I can’t get the temps right in my 4x2x2 enclosure

GrapingApe

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I am new here sorry if I mess anything up. So I have a 120gal dubia. Com enclosure and I cannot get the temps right. I have a 150w reptisun basking light above the basking spot, but the basking spot surface temp only gets into the low 90s. the mesh blocks out most of the heat so I was thinking about cutting a few small holes in the mesh to let in more heat. This would heat the entire tank better, but I also do not want to damage the enclosure. What should I do?
 

KarrieRee

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I am new here sorry if I mess anything up. So I have a 120gal dubia. Com enclosure and I cannot get the temps right. I have a 150w reptisun basking light above the basking spot, but the basking spot surface temp only gets into the low 90s. the mesh blocks out most of the heat so I was thinking about cutting a few small holes in the mesh to let in more heat. This would heat the entire tank better, but I also do not want to damage the enclosure. What should I do?
How are you getting the surface basking temps-- they should be taken w a digital probe thermometer- placed on the spot where he basks - if it's low 90's you can add another done and another basking bulb next to it- I have two basking bulbs above as well w/ a 150 watt and a 75 watt next to it- I have a piece of decor that gives gradient heat temps
 
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I am new here sorry if I mess anything up. So I have a 120gal dubia. Com enclosure and I cannot get the temps right. I have a 150w reptisun basking light above the basking spot, but the basking spot surface temp only gets into the low 90s. the mesh blocks out most of the heat so I was thinking about cutting a few small holes in the mesh to let in more heat. This would heat the entire tank better, but I also do not want to damage the enclosure. What should I do?
omg i have the same 120 g from dubia and the same 150w reptisun basking bulb and its in the low 90's for me and isk wht to do either
 

GrapingApe

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How are you getting the surface basking temps-- they should be taken w a digital probe thermometer- placed on the spot where he basks - if it's low 90's you can add another done and another basking bulb next to it- I have two basking bulbs above as well w/ a 150 watt and a 75 watt next to it- I have a piece of decor that gives gradient heat temps
I’m using a temp gun to get the surface temp and the temps are not consistent. It’s 100° in one area and 92° in another area in the same basking spot. I have a probe on the basking spot right now and I should get the temp soon
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I’m using a temp gun to get the surface temp and the temps are not consistent. It’s 100° in one area and 92° in another area in the same basking spot. I have a probe on the basking spot right now and I should get the temp soon
ok temp guns can be off so its best your using the digital probe thermometer - I recommend to the both of you that are having these issues to add another dome w/ reflector and set them side by side and see if you cant get your temps raised -- I know farm supply stores sell domes there that have a higher wattage bulb capacity like 250 they must have a reflector in them tho --
 

GrapingApe

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ok temp guns can be off so its best your using the digital probe thermometer - I recommend to the both of you that are having these issues to add another dome w/ reflector and set them side by side and see if you cant get your temps raised -- I know farm supply stores sell domes there that have a higher wattage bulb capacity like 250 they must have a reflector in them tho --
I used a probe and the hottest area on the basking spot only got to 96°. The warm side of my enclosure only gets to 77 and my cool side rests around 73. I might get two of those dimming domes with a 150w and a lower wattage and see if I can make the basking spot hotter and also make the ambient temp warmer in the tank. I’m currently using a dual dome and I might try putting another bulb in there to see if it doesn’t get too hot
 

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