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Meko 05-07-2009 12:31 PM

that'll never happen :whistling2:

lil05 05-07-2009 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Meko (Post 4243003)
that'll never happen :whistling2:

has before and will do again :P

Meko 05-07-2009 12:35 PM

that's only because i sleep from 12am till 6:30am and work from 8am till 6pm.

Mike Reptile 05-07-2009 06:03 PM

haha, Im very greatful for all your help. i used the list from the hades dragons site and ordered everything seperatly :thumbsup: this way i got a 4x2x2 Viv and most of the stuff for under £200 (the starter set was £245)

the Viv and lighting stuff should be here this week im going to set it all up and do some over night temperature checks to make sure everything is right.

Also need to get some features for the little fellow. Then he/she should be with us at end of week.

Many thanks again, Excellent forum full of very helpful people.

Mike Reptile 15-07-2009 09:59 PM

Update and more advice needed
 
Right, ive had the Viv with most of the features set up for over a week and im slightly confused by the temps.

Ive raised the basking lamp as far as poss and with a 60W spotlight its still 115f directly under it. this setup is running about 77-80f in the cool end.

Although i have a dimmer stat these measurements are without it.

Are these temps ok ?? if i was to use the dimmer (habistat 92f max) what spot should i use and were would you put probe ??

Thanks again.

Mike

RNelson 15-07-2009 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Reptile (Post 4312182)
Right, ive had the Viv with most of the features set up for over a week and im slightly confused by the temps.

Ive raised the basking lamp as far as poss and with a 60W spotlight its still 115f directly under it. this setup is running about 77-80f in the cool end.

Although i have a dimmer stat these measurements are without it.

Are these temps ok ?? if i was to use the dimmer (habistat 92f max) what spot should i use and were would you put probe ??

Thanks again.

Mike

115 sounds fine to me, I'm new to lizards myself but been told to start between 110-115 so 115 is spot on also when isit your lil girls bday wish her happy bday and hope she likes her BD, I'm setting mine up soon just building 4x2x2 myself and then to buy bits etc :)

Mike Reptile 17-07-2009 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Reptile (Post 4312182)
Right, ive had the Viv with most of the features set up for over a week and im slightly confused by the temps.

Ive raised the basking lamp as far as poss and with a 60W spotlight its still 115f directly under it. this setup is running about 77-80f in the cool end.

Although i have a dimmer stat these measurements are without it.

Are these temps ok ?? if i was to use the dimmer (habistat 92f max) what spot should i use and were would you put probe ??

Thanks again.

Mike

Anyone else please ????

bradhadair 17-07-2009 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Reptile (Post 4320734)

Originally Posted by Mike Reptile http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/image...s/viewpost.gif
Right, ive had the Viv with most of the features set up for over a week and im slightly confused by the temps.

Ive raised the basking lamp as far as poss and with a 60W spotlight its still 115f directly under it. this setup is running about 77-80f in the cool end.

Although i have a dimmer stat these measurements are without it.

Are these temps ok ?? if i was to use the dimmer (habistat 92f max) what spot should i use and were would you put probe ??

Thanks again.

Mike

Temps are fine, I don't use a dimmer stat personally, all my beardies are at 115f under the basking spot and about 80 at the cool end, and they always move to just where its comfortable for them. But thats just my experience :lol2: but then contrary to what other people say i also have a heat mat in there for night-time temps on a stat, my beardies go to sleep on it lol, and thats because even in the summer my house gets cold at night (we're talking less than 45f!) stupid new build crappy council building grrr :bash: oops rant lol...

good luck with it all!

Mike Reptile 17-07-2009 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bradhadair (Post 4323064)
Temps are fine, I don't use a dimmer stat personally, all my beardies are at 115f under the basking spot and about 80 at the cool end, and they always move to just where its comfortable for them. But thats just my experience :lol2: but then contrary to what other people say i also have a heat mat in there for night-time temps on a stat, my beardies go to sleep on it lol, and thats because even in the summer my house gets cold at night (we're talking less than 45f!) stupid new build crappy council building grrr :bash: oops rant lol...

good luck with it all!


Thanks alot mate. temps are 115 in basking and 80 in cool without the stat so seems ok like that.

minimum recorded night temp has been 67f

jamestheball 17-07-2009 10:16 PM

Don't worry about night temps too much, I've caught beardies in Oz in temps of about 13C, they were running around looking quite happy. You would be surprised how cool it gets in Australia. down to about -10 at night.


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