Heat lamp distance question
I was wondering how far is too far to have a heat lamp placed from a basking area for baby dragons.
I am currently using a 75 watt red bulb in an aluminium reflector dome (all Exo Terra) I bought a couple of pieces of rainbow rock for the dragons to bask on but I feel I may have underestimated how tall they should have been. The reflector dome sits on the mesh on the top of the tank which is between 8 and 10 inches away from the surface of the rocks. I have not yet managed to get the internal temp of the tank above 85F and the rocks never really feel very warm when I touch them.
Also because of this I am currently runnning the red bulb 24/7, is this a bad idea?