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Agree again!!!! But my daughter uses a mat for nightime if its cooler, and thats on a stat aswell
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as long as the uv is lower than half way u can go 4 a 5% tube, ceramic would be best and a thermostat is a must!!! dont cut corners 2 bring the price down mate!!!!!!!!!! pulse stat is best, theres a guy in classifieds sellin them for 35
If you have no clue what you are on about, then please don't post.

There is enough bad advice floating about as it is. Everything you have said is 100% wrong (except for the bit about someone selling a pulse stat in the classifieds).

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Agree again!!!! But my daughter uses a mat for nightime if its cooler, and thats on a stat aswell
Please don't use heat mats, especially on the bottom as beardies can't sense heat from underneath and can get burnt.
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I read somewhere that you can still control the temp at night with the strip light as if you have a dimmer it will just come on really low if needed.
Would you guys agree with that?
If not what would you use use to keep night temp constant?
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I read somewhere that you can still control the temp at night with the strip light as if you have a dimmer it will just come on really low if needed.
Would you guys agree with that?
If not what would you use use to keep night temp constant?
you can use a ceramic for night temps. they are daytime reptiles so require light, heat and uv during the day and dark at night
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:19 AM
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Hi peeps,

At the risk of offending people here, I have to say, if you are going to give advice on the newbie forum, MAKE IT GOOD! or keep quiet.

There is a chinese proverb that goes;

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people believe you to be a fool, than to open it, and remove all doubt"

Think about the animal in question, and then check out it's natural environment. A bearded dragon comes from the outback, there is no light at night, the temps can drop to 40f, they are exposed to some 350~400 uW/cm2 of uvb. they will be exposed to 150,000 lux of light at midday.

Once you have these facts, apply them to your viv

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Old 04-07-2009, 06:36 PM
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Thanks guys. Some great advice.
So i guess i'll get a 10% uvb light and a spot light for the day.

Will check temps at night and maybe use the ceramic if it gets too cold.
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