not basking??

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ixismimeixi

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THE SETUP:
20 gal long
long uvb repti sun 10.0
100watt heat
carpet
Basking = 101 - 105 degrees
Cool side = 83.6 - 86.6 degrees
temp measured by an Acurite therm

BEARDIE:
4 months
12 inches
desert red X firetiger

PROBLEM:
He doesnt like to bask too much, he will sometimes but not for long peridos i find him mostly on the cooler side in his plant. he is eating welll getting daily baths, no sress marks... should i be worried?
 

GoFast

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where do you have the bulbs? Are the heat bulb and UVB on the same side of the tank?? post a pic or two if you can
 

ixismimeixi

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With a 20gal long it would be kinda hard to have both UVB and a 100watt basking bulb on one side wouldnt it?
UVB is on cool side.
100watt sun bulb is on the basking side.
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This isnt that great of a pic but here it is. he is basking in this photo, he does from time to time, just not as often as my other beardie(which basks all day)
also i understand the temps in the pic are low it was taken right after we put the therm in there and wasent adjusted yet
 

GoFast

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well I could see how it could be hard but I am pretty sure that is the reason he is spending so much time in the cool side. He is choosing UVB over heat. Figure out a way that he can get more UVB on the hot side and he will be there more.
 
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