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  1. Equipment & Supplies
    So i have it on a dimming thermostat, had the probe around 8 inches away pinned to back wall. set it to 26C so why when i take surface temp readings under the bulb is it 40C?! Am i supposed to have the probe directly under the bulb? the snakes just gonna move it. its a 3ftx 15inchx 15 inch...
  2. Lizards
    I was doing some measuring today and noticed that my beardies basking spot in his soon to be old vivarium is just over 15" to the Arcadia T5 d3+ so I decided to drop the UVB down a bit. The UVB used to be screwed to the top but I couldn't get the basking spot high enough for the UVB without the...
  3. Lizards
    Hi All, I've always measured my bearded dragons basking spot with a remote probe, the LTH-31 from Lucky Reptile and made sure the temperatures we between 40-44C. I've started working from home regularly and noticed that it's taking the basking spot quite a long time to get to this temperature...
  4. Lizards
    Struggling here, ive attached the lighting and trying to organise how I want things (also a future question for ideas) but I understand the dimming thermostat sensor probe is to do placed directly ontop of the hottest point of the basking spot... as you can see I am struggling, how do you do...
  5. Habitat
    Hi there I've just got myself a new boa and I thought i had the viv all set up correctly, however I feel the boa is far too warm. She always seems to be pushed up against the glass in the cool end of the vivarium.. which makes me think shes trying to get cooler. She has only been in the viv for...
  6. Newbie Advice
    My partner posted the following in the habitat section but I thought maybe someone may be able to help here. "I need to install a basking lamp in a humid viv and am worried that an e27 holder will not be waterproof enough for misting etc. The problem is that I can't install the basking...
  7. Lizards
    Hey!. So I'm currently going through quite a... disturbance amongst my reptiles at the moment :devil: and have began to check over all the equipment I currently own. One thing which I do not own however... is a bulb heat guard. I haven't got one for either my basking lamp or my ceramic heater...
  8. Lizards
    Hello there! I am a first time beardy owner and this is my first pot :) My bearded dragon is 10 months old, with a 3ft long and 14" high viv (will be getting bigger one in future) He previously had a 75W bulb, but after buying a probe thermometer i found his basking spot to be very hot. I...
  9. Habitat
    After muchos work, it is finally done! :D I won't even be getting my blue tongue skink for another year, but here it is! What do you all think? ^^ http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w477/Keblin-Harpous/First%20Custom%20Hide%20and%20Basking%20Spot/Completed2.jpg...
  10. Newbie Advice
    Hi, Setting up for a beardie so far i have 4ft x 2 x x2 Viv Ceramic heater for at night mainly the winter as temps can drop to 10oc in that area of the house. Thermo Pro II 10.00 Uvb Tube & Starter Ive got all the other bits i need ie Vits and calcium branches basking rock but I'm stuck...
  11. Equipment & Supplies
    Hi All, Just wondered what you all used and if you could recomend a company who sells them. Thanks
  12. Equipment & Supplies
    Are the normal spotlight reflector bulbs, that are in the same shape as the reptile basking spot bulbs, just the same?
  13. Lizards
    Hey all, just want to run this past my favourite people before I go and buy something I don't need. I recently needed to change a basking bulb in one of my viv's, which made me decide to upgrade to halogen bulbs. The halogen's themselves are great, they get hot fast and are nice and bright...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Okay, so I'm looking for opinions, as I've recently heard someone say that a basking spot for turtles/tortoises can be 100+. If the turtle (for example, as I keep a turtle) has the option of a basking spot which ranges to such a high temp then they are able to regulate their temp as they like...
  15. Lizards
    Sorry for more temp questions but I am nearly there (i think). Quick setup description 48x21x18 viv with 100w reflector bulb attached to microclimate b1 dimming thermostat. I also have a second thermostat for night time ceramic (if temps get too low) which has a thermostat probe and digital...
  16. Lizards
    Has anyone used this spot bulb before?? and if so what distance from the basking spot and what temps are you getting?? Trixie Neodymium Basking-Spot-Lamps 150W - Surrey Pet Supplies
  17. Lizards
    Hi, I am just about to upgrade my blue tongue skink to a new 4' x 2' tank that I got a few days ago. The only issue I have is that the tank is 2'6" high whereas his current in 1'6". Given that skinks are so clumsy (at least mine are) im dubious of adding a half layer for him incase he falls...
  18. Lizards
    Have just gone to attach basking light in my new viv but it's only leaving a gap of 4" between the cage and base of viv. I've put UVB strips in and was wondering if I could swap a basking lamp for a reptile radiator instead as my BTS only needs heat from the basking area and is getting all of...
  19. Lizards
    i have 3 stones on top of each other for a basking spot, my 3 month old beardie jumps off when he feels like it, im worried he might hurt him self, is my basking spot to high up?
  20. Lizards
    Recentally my beardie has not been sitting near the basking spot of his viv where he has always liked to sit before. It has been at the same temperature (around 100F) for months and he always used to sit there. Now he tends to hide away at the cool end and i cant figure out why this is beings...
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