18 inches is too far- it needs to be 12-15 w/ no screen in-between - he needs calcium D 3 5x per week one time per feeding lightly coated on the insects- babies are going to eat the insects before saladsWe were giving him D3 supplements (3 times a week thats what the store was doing) but the vet told us it is really easy to over supplement your dragons. She suggested gut loading the insects and then dusting his food. (salad) with crushed up juvenile bearded dragon supplement. No his little eyes are not still swollen, and as for his UVB we have the arcadia reptile pro T5 12% UVB and it is sitting about 18 inches away from where he basks. The top of his tank is also a mesh lid!