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I Got My First Dragon.:)

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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Quote Originally Posted by mld View Post
    Does he know what a UVB bulb is, is the question!
    Yes I do.
    It is summer and pretty warm.

    That is just a normal energy saver in the bottle( took it out just now) and put in a 5Watt spot light for basking.

    The pet shop I work at has zoomed bulbs.(getting one to morrow)

    Any way! What color morph is mushu?






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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Afirca View Post
    That is just a normal energy saver in the bottle( took it out just now) and put in a 5Watt spot light for basking.
    Is the fixture still in the upright position? If it is and you're using it as a basking light, its not going to do a good job at all. A basking light must be placed above the animal, not facing upwards next to it. Also, is "5W" a typo, or is it an actual 5W bulb? Better yet, what are the temps in the enclosure, specifically the basking and cool end temps? How are you measuring them?

    As for the ZooMed UVB bulb, do you know which one you're going to get?
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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    No.

    Yes. I mend 25watt.

    Not sure about basking spot(I'll get back to you with it in a few) cool end 25C. Measuring with a aquarium thermostat.(getting one with a probe tomorrow)

    Not sure, maybe a 10 or 15watt.

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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vers View Post
    Some people have that luxury, most don't. Either way it's good to have a UVB source in the enclosure at all times--there's no real need to limit them to short stints of natural, unfiltered sunlight. These are lizards that, in the wild, bask a good portion of the day, every day. Surely UVB exposure a few times a week isn't the best for a genus of lizard with such habits.
    A short stint of around an 1 hour or so 2 or 3 times per week, is as much as they would need to maintain D3 levels during the warmer months, at least.
    And they actually don`t spend very many hours (in total) during the day sitting basking in the sun, they do it when thermoregulating for a few minutes at a time, then it`s in and out, apart from anything else, they wouldn`t last too long if it were otherwise, LOTS of predators, and extremely hot at certain times of the day!

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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Afirca View Post
    No.

    Yes. I mend 25watt.

    Not sure about basking spot(I'll get back to you with it in a few) cool end 25C. Measuring with a aquarium thermostat.(getting one with a probe tomorrow)

    Not sure, maybe a 10 or 15watt.
    Hi, even though you don`t have a very accurate way of measuring just now, what`s the "usual" ambient (air) temp in the room the enclosure`s in during the day and at night in summer?

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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Basking temp 30C.The light has been one for 20 minutes.

    The tank is on our porch.

    Here you can see the new light.
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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Quote Originally Posted by murrindindi View Post
    A short stint of around an 1 hour or so 2 or 3 times per week, is as much as they would need to maintain D3 levels during the warmer months, at least.
    And they actually don`t spend very many hours (in total) during the day sitting basking in the sun, they do it when thermoregulating for a few minutes at a time, then it`s in and out, apart from anything else, they wouldn`t last too long if it were otherwise, LOTS of predators, and extremely hot at certain times of the day!
    They spend far more than 2-3 hours a week basking in the wild. Besides, it's not about providing just enough or bare minimum, it's about replicating their natural habitat as best and as safe as possible...I don't see why anyone would disagree with that. In a perfect, predator free environment (i.e. captivity) you could bet they would be a lot more active in the open than they are in the wild.
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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Would you guys pay 50$ for a UVB 10.10(I think,cant remember the numbers,but it is the bigger one)26wats?

    I got vitamine D3, that I put in the water.
    I have veg and cricket duster that I mix and sprinkle on the crickets every 2ed day.

    I put water in the tank and they LOVE it!
    I got a reptile mat.(no more gravel)
    Also got small crickets, they also love them.

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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    Nice to see you making improvements You need to be a little more specific in regards to the UVB bulb information. Who makes it and what type of bulb is it--Standard Fluorescent or compact fluorescent? Also, be careful using supplements, if used improperly they can do more harm than good.
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    Re: I Got My First Dragon.:)

    They are still pretty small to tell to much about the morph... Unless you have some info on the parents! In like 6 months we can have a better idea though! They will get more colorful with every shed!
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