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Old 28-06-2009, 02:06 PM
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Hey all, i'm picking up two 6 week old bearded dragons on wednesday. I have got the viv all decorated and set up, i'm just a bit confused on the heating and lighting. At the moment i've got a thermo control proII, 75W Exo Terra SunGlo Tight Beam bulb and a Arcadia D3+ 12% rept lamp 18W. Just wondered if these will be ok or will i have to buy anything else?

Thanks in advance,

James
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Old 28-06-2009, 09:31 PM
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you will need a dimmer stat on the basking light

i get my beardie tomorrow, i am sooooo excited
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Old 29-06-2009, 12:30 AM
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Hey all, i'm picking up two 6 week old bearded dragons on wednesday. I have got the viv all decorated and set up, i'm just a bit confused on the heating and lighting. At the moment i've got a thermo control proII, 75W Exo Terra SunGlo Tight Beam bulb and a Arcadia D3+ 12% rept lamp 18W. Just wondered if these will be ok or will i have to buy anything else?

Thanks in advance,

James
I hope you have a spare viv set up, in case they don't get on or there dominance issues.

Are you intending on breading? Are they both from the same clutch? if so you won't be able to breed them.

What are your temps?

Post a pic or two of your setup(s), so people can give you some better advice.

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Old 29-06-2009, 07:03 AM
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i'm not intending on breeding as they are from the same batch, i have got another viv, not currently set up though.

The hot end is just over 100 f, and the cool end is 85 f, is that ok?

I will try and get some pics up soon.

Cheers, James
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not sure if your hot end is hot enough, i got told between 110 and 115,
mine is at 115 hth
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Yeah if you can, get the basking zone to around 110f, hot end around 95f and cool end around 85f.

You might want to get your other viv set up and with stable temps, just in case there are any issues between the two beardies. Even clutch mates don't always get on.

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