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Old 07-10-2007, 03:14 PM
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Hi, i have finally got the lights fitted in my viv. Just wondering how to achieve a basking temp higher than 92 because thats the highest my thermostat goes. Please help, Thanks Charlotte x
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:16 PM
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What stat do you have?
What wattage bulb?
I use 100watts in all mine and that gets it at 105-110f
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:23 PM
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doesnt matter what wattage your bulb is if its hooked up to a stat. have you got young beardies or adults? for our adults we set the stat to 85 and put the probe in the cool end so that we know the cool end is cool enough for them. i think its safer to have a lizard that is abit cooler than too hot.

only other option is to take it off the stat, put a thermometer in and adjust the wattage of your bulb accordingly to get the right temp, though this will not regulate ie when the day is hotter etc
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:30 PM
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Dont have a beardie yet but will be getting a baby next week, was thinking about putting the probe at the cool end just asking to see what any1 else does. Thanks for the advice! xx


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doesnt matter what wattage your bulb is if its hooked up to a stat. have you got young beardies or adults? for our adults we set the stat to 85 and put the probe in the cool end so that we know the cool end is cool enough for them. i think its safer to have a lizard that is abit cooler than too hot.

only other option is to take it off the stat, put a thermometer in and adjust the wattage of your bulb accordingly to get the right temp, though this will not regulate ie when the day is hotter etc
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:38 PM
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babies need a higher baskin temp than adults, around 105 ish, so if you get your set up before have a play around. it doesnt really matter how you get the temps as long as you get them right. if you are using a heat mat at night DO NOT place it under the viv, attach it to the side, as beardies will burn their bellies without even noticing
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i would have said adults need higher basking temps which would be around 110 and i keep my babies basking spot at about 100
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:46 PM
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we've always had higher temps for babies than adults, so have a few people i know......though this could start a whole new thread lol so any other beardie owners feel free to chip in
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Yep everything Ive been told/read/researched is that babies need it higher. My youngest gets it up to 115ish at times and he is always nearer the hot end than cool end.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:52 PM
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Well ive always thought that babies should have a higher basking temp than adults.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:55 PM
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it aids better digestion, not that adults dont need this help too but babies need more help to digest food etc
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