TurkeyKirkey

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Toothless
Hey everyone ! I recently just bought a 20’ tube light fixture for Toothless I used to have a double dome I used for my uvb and basking and had a extra smaller dome for a coil uvb light… now is it okay to still use my double with the basking light and uvb and the tube or should I switch to a single with it I’m just curious because my double dome is bran new and looks better but I want to make sure I don’t give him too much if that’s possible ! ? Im still learning as I go ! :)
 

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CooperDragon

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You can still use the double dome fixture for basking light. You could include a heat projector in the second fixture and use that to kick on if your surface temps don't get high enough with the basking light, or if extra heat is needed overnight (enclosure temps below 60). You could use it for a second basking light, or even just a regular household bulb to add some more brightness to the enclosure. Do be sure to monitor surface temps below the light, since that's the main indicator for basking light adjustments.

As far as your UVB question goes, I don't think it would be overkill to use your compact UVB in the second fixture, but probably isn't necessary. From the photo it looks like your new UVB tube is a T8 fixture that uses an 18'' T8 bulb, correct? That should provide a wider beam to bask under compared to the compact bulb, which is good. It should sit about 6-8'' above the main basking spot for optimal output.
 

Rocky2022

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Rocky, Ruby
You can still use the double dome fixture for basking light. You could include a heat projector in the second fixture and use that to kick on if your surface temps don't get high enough with the basking light, or if extra heat is needed overnight (enclosure temps below 60). You could use it for a second basking light, or even just a regular household bulb to add some more brightness to the enclosure. Do be sure to monitor surface temps below the light, since that's the main indicator for basking light adjustments.

As far as your UVB question goes, I don't think it would be overkill to use your compact UVB in the second fixture, but probably isn't necessary. From the photo it looks like your new UVB tube is a T8 fixture that uses an 18'' T8 bulb, correct? That should provide a wider beam to bask under compared to the compact bulb, which is good. It should sit about 6-8'' above the main basking spot for optimal output.
Can you say more about the compact UVB that isn't coil? I too am interested.
 

Rocky2022

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Rocky, Ruby
Hey everyone ! I recently just bought a 20’ tube light fixture for Toothless I used to have a double dome I used for my uvb and basking and had a extra smaller dome for a coil uvb light… now is it okay to still use my double with the basking light and uvb and the tube or should I switch to a single with it I’m just curious because my double dome is bran new and looks better but I want to make sure I don’t give him too much if that’s possible ! ? Im still learning as I go ! :)
I am by no means a lighting expert but I can rate beardies and your beardie is rated beautiful-
 

Letty

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Letty
Hi everyone im just brand new here & trying to figure it out- im a new momma to a BD her name is Letty -
 

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Letty

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Letty
i got a question about the skin around her eyes. she has a white skin whn she closes her eyes is that normal? or is it shedding?
 

hdochow

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Sir Henry of Scales
Hi everyone im just brand new here & trying to figure it out- im a new momma to a BD her name is Letty -
i got a question about the skin around her eyes. she has a white skin whn she closes her eyes is that normal? or is it shedding?
it would be a good idea to start your own thread. the topic of this thread is lighting and probably has nothing to do with the skin color of your beardie's eye (although lighting is CRITICAL to health and it is good to learn about it anyway, so keep following this one). go to the main discussion list, choose a board that is relevant, and there should be a link to create a new post somewhere near the top of the page.

when you do that, do you have a pic of the eye closed since it is the color when closed you are concerned about? it would be helpful to see what you are talking about. it could be normal color, shed, or both.
 

Letty

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Letty
You can still use the double dome fixture for basking light. You could include a heat projector in the second fixture and use that to kick on if your surface temps don't get high enough with the basking light, or if extra heat is needed overnight (enclosure temps below 60). You could use it for a second basking light, or even just a regular household bulb to add some more brightness to the enclosure. Do be sure to monitor surface temps below the light, since that's the main indicator for basking light adjustments.

As far as your UVB question goes, I don't think it would be overkill to use your compact UVB in the second fixture, but probably isn't necessary. From the photo it looks like your new UVB tube is a T8 fixture that uses an 18'' T8 bulb, correct? That should provide a wider beam to bask under compared to the compact bulb, which is good. It should sit about 6-8'' above the main basking spot for optimal output.
wow- im thinking i need more light now. and a new tank- i cracked my 50 gallon tank on accident- but the tank will hve to wait- everything is so expensive now more than ever.
 

Letty

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Letty
it would be a good idea to start your own thread. the topic of this thread is lighting and probably has nothing to do with the skin color of your beardie's eye (although lighting is CRITICAL to health and it is good to learn about it anyway, so keep following this one). go to the main discussion list, choose a board that is relevant, and there should be a link to create a new post somewhere near the top of the page.

when you do that, do you have a pic of the eye closed since it is the color when closed you are concerned about? it would be helpful to see what you are talking about. it could be normal color, shed, or both.
yeah i dont know wht im doing- lol trying to figure this site out. i didn’t see a general to pick. i’ll keep trying ty
 

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