UVB lighting advice

Kingzark

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I just mounted my reptisun 10.0 HO bulb inside my tank due to worries My baby beardie wasn’t getting enough uvb through the mesh. I have a sunblaster t5 reflector and now Im thinking it’s going to be too close as it’s only about 7 inches away from the basking spot. My issue is if I lower the basking spot I feel I won’t be able to get the proper temperatures for him on the basking spot (right now it’s perfect at 110 degrees). So I’m thinking of removing the reflector in the sun blaster fixture to lessen the uvb output he’s getting. I was just seeing if anyone else had any input on what my best course of action would be. Previously the uvb bulb on top of the mesh was about 10-11 inches away I could move it back. Unfortunately I do not have a solar meter to know any reading for sure. I’ve attached some pictures of my setup. I also noticed he’s closing his eyes a lot while basking but he was doing this while it was on top of the mesh as well. He seems a bit lethargic but he’s also going through a shed so it may be that. Thanks I’m advance for your help.
 

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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
I just mounted my reptisun 10.0 HO bulb inside my tank due to worries My baby beardie wasn’t getting enough uvb through the mesh. I have a sunblaster t5 reflector and now Im thinking it’s going to be too close as it’s only about 7 inches away from the basking spot. My issue is if I lower the basking spot I feel I won’t be able to get the proper temperatures for him on the basking spot (right now it’s perfect at 110 degrees). So I’m thinking of removing the reflector in the sun blaster fixture to lessen the uvb output he’s getting. I was just seeing if anyone else had any input on what my best course of action would be. Previously the uvb bulb on top of the mesh was about 10-11 inches away I could move it back. Unfortunately I do not have a solar meter to know any reading for sure. I’ve attached some pictures of my setup. I also noticed he’s closing his eyes a lot while basking but he was doing this while it was on top of the mesh as well. He seems a bit lethargic but he’s also going through a shed so it may be that. Thanks I’m advance for your help.
Ok DO NOT remove the reflector ----- your screen looks like a wide hole type can you take another pic of it closer so I can see for sure -- if its a wide hole put it back on top and have the decor piece directly over head 8-10 inches -- your basking temps can be 105-110 try moving the decor piece first --- get your temps w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons they are giving ambient / air temps only you want surface temps IR guns do not read off of hammocks probe needs to be set where he sits to bask wait 10 min or so look at the temp -- shed will make them grouchy and eat less closing of the eyes is normal --- unless your using a off white bulb or a yellowish basking bulbs -- The Sunblaster should be good and not cause eye issues its the coils and the off colored bulbs or yellowish that also cause issues --
 

Kingzark

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Ok DO NOT remove the reflector ----- your screen looks like a wide hole type can you take another pic of it closer so I can see for sure -- if its a wide hole put it back on top and have the decor piece directly over head 8-10 inches -- your basking temps can be 105-110 try moving the decor piece first --- get your temps w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons they are giving ambient / air temps only you want surface temps IR guns do not read off of hammocks probe needs to be set where he sits to bask wait 10 min or so look at the temp -- shed will make them grouchy and eat less closing of the eyes is normal --- unless your using a off white bulb or a yellowish basking bulbs -- The Sunblaster should be good and not cause eye issues its the coils and the off colored bulbs or yellowish that also cause issues --
Here’s a pic of the mesh, I’m using a zoomed 150w basking bulb with a dimmer. Is that a good bulb? I’m new to all this so just want to make sure everything is perfect. He mainly basks on the rock so and my IR gun shows 110 on the rock where he is. So should I move the sunblaster back over the mesh?
 

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KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
Here’s a pic of the mesh, I’m using a zoomed 150w basking bulb with a dimmer. Is that a good bulb? I’m new to all this so just want to make sure everything is perfect. He mainly basks on the rock so and my IR gun shows 110 on the rock where he is. So should I move the sunblaster back over the mesh?
Ok you can put it on top of the screen its a wide hole type 8-10 inches w/ basking decor directly under it -- -- as long as that bulb is a CLEAR bright white bulb example of that would be a Exo Terra Intense basking for reference -- but any brand will work and NO coils -- --- the bright white gives off UV -- you can also use the Zoo Med Repti Basking spot will work too those are examples
 

Kingzark

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I will move the uvb bulb back then like I had it before thanks. I’m a bit confused though are you talking about the basking bulb beings a clear bright white bulb? Mine looks like it gives off a yellowish light. I believe this is the one I have. I will go pick up a different one asap if needed.
 

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KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
I will move the uvb bulb back then like I had it before thanks. I’m a bit confused though are you talking about the basking bulb beings a clear bright white bulb? Mine looks like it gives off a yellowish light. I believe this is the one I have. I will go pick up a different one asap if needed.
Nope that one is good and yes that is what I was talking about --
 
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