Will this be okay.?

acidburn01

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My five year old managed to bust the other basking bulb I had up for Toothless. So I have one 80watt bulb and a ceramic heat emitter up for now. I had the two bulbs to create a wider and warmer basking spot for him. But I'm worried this one bulb won't be enough, even with the CHE. Will it be okay for a day or two.? Money is tight and even then, the only one I could get right now is one of the 20$ basking bulbs from petsmart. I just want to make sure he'll be okay for now.

Please ignore all the junk at the bottom, that bottle shelf has recently become a storage area.😅😅
 

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acidburn01

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What wattage is the Che? And what are the temps in the enclosure?
I don't know the wattage of the CHE, how can I check.?

The temp for his tank is about 96 on the hot side (was closer to 100 with both bulbs, its down to 95-96 with the one 80watt), about 85-ish in the middle and closer to 80 in the cool.
 

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Look on the base (screw in part). If those are the true temps I think your ok but How are you taking a temps?
 

RangoRocky

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The powersun bulb is a uvb bulb, from my understanding. That's what Google said when we looked up the bulb we have. We had two but, y'know... my five year old busted it.
From what I was told it provides some but not enough uvb. You need the long tube for uvb. I got mines from chewy. And if you have like Afterpay, klarna you can make the weekly payments on it. That’s what I did because my money was a lil tight as well.
 

acidburn01

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From what I was told it provides some but not enough uvb. You need the long tube for uvb. I got mines from chewy. And if you have like Afterpay, klarna you can make the weekly payments on it. That’s what I did because my money was a lil tight as well.
We need to invest in a different lid for his tank. Right now, it's just a screen lid with no openings, we have to physically slide the whole lid back. And those are expensive as heck. I think petsmart here has a basking uvb combo light for relatively cheap so I think we're going to get one of those for now.

I kept on the che we have and the 80watt powersun and he's doing okay, still eating well and relatively active but I know that can only be short term.
 

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I took my top off and put a adjustable window screen from the hardware store.
 

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