Looking for Advice on Lighting and Heating Placement, and Whether or Not to Add a Jungle Dawn LED Bar

LaineyPoo

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I recently inherited a beardie (my first) and got her a new, bigger tank (48"x24"x18"). Her substrate is a mixture of Jurassic desert sand/topsoil/excavator clay. She has a 75w Zoo Med basking bulb over her basking spot and a Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 bar with a deep heat projector bulb for supplemental warmth and the additional red-light waves that it provides. I'm not sure if I am using the DHP correctly. I have a coil uvb light at the other end of her enclosure to add some extra lighting.

I am looking into getting her a Jungle Dawn LED bar as I feel like her tank may still not be bright enough and I know that it provides some additional light wavelengths that the rest of her current lights don't. Should I go with the 34" one so that it covers as much of her tank as possible, or a smaller one to give her some shadier areas in her tank?

I will attach a photo showing the current placement of her lighting and heating fixtures and enclosure. I would appreciate any advice at all, even if it's not heating/lighting related, lol. I am very anxious to make sure that I am doing everything right for her.
 

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ChileanTaco

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The UVB coil should not be used, so please remove that. First I (also) thought it is "just" not providing enough (as in: intensity too weak or parts of the spectrum missing), but as far as I have learnt it should never be used because of the harmful spectrum. Also not in addition to something else or as a short-time replacement.
For some extra light and warmth, instead of the UVB coil you could use e.g. a halogen lamp (a normal one from the hardware store will do for that).
 
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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
The UVB coil should not be used, so please remove that. First I (also) thought it is "just" not enough, but as far as I have learnt it should never be used, also not in addition to something else or as a short-time replacement.
For some extra light and warmth, instead of the UVB coil you could use e.g. a halogen lamp (a normal one from the hardware store will do for that).
Extra light you can use a regular household bulb if you don't need heat - the cool side of the tank should be 80ish during the day- the screen on the tank is a fine mesh or wide hole type?
 

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