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My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    It's nice that you got her excited about the Tegu also! It's the opposite for me. I have to get my husband more into them. He talks to my pets lol. He does not help with the care of them. Except that he pays for the food and housing and stuff. But I hope when my baby bearded dragon gets a little bigger he will hold her.

    Also LIght your reptiles is great. I just ordered lights recently when they had a buy two get one free. And the package came pretty timely. Not like amazon fast but it was pretty quick






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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    Looks good, brotha...happy to help!
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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    Quote Originally Posted by Runningmom View Post
    It's nice that you got her excited about the Tegu also! It's the opposite for me. I have to get my husband more into them. He talks to my pets lol. He does not help with the care of them. Except that he pays for the food and housing and stuff. But I hope when my baby bearded dragon gets a little bigger he will hold her.

    Also LIght your reptiles is great. I just ordered lights recently when they had a buy two get one free. And the package came pretty timely. Not like amazon fast but it was pretty quick
    she was a little scared about basically having a 4 foot dragon in her house..but then i started talking about them and showing videos about if you treat them right(Just like any animal) you can get so much love from them!...what really sold her was holding one!! so yeah im pretty lucky that she is almost as excited as me

    do you have the dual light fixutres from them? b.c thats what i might be buying!

    i love amazon shipping!! i just ordered my mistking setup from amazon and its going to be here on sat..shipped the same morning!!

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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    I just bought tube lights. The UVB lights. No I don't have the dual lights. I should look into those.

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    As far as misters/foggers go I did something similar for my iguana and here is what I did that worked really well after screwing around with other set ups that I didn't like:

    I got a very large high output and high capacity human ultrasonic humidifier. I t looks like overkill but it works perfectly. I picked it up at lowes for 60 bucks. The really nice thing is that the resevior holds enough water to run for about 4 days between fills. The unit I picked out has a very precisely adjustable output. So all I had to do was lock in the output level I need to keep my cage where I want it during the day and plug it into my daytime lighting timer. Set it and forget it. Lights click on, so does the humidifier, humidity stays right where I want it all day, lights click off, so does the humidifier. All I have to do is fill the resevoir twice a week

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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    Havoc can you tell is the name or post a picture of your humidifier?
    Thala

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    Thal its an Idylis brand model S55C-AE1 but I really don't think the brand/model is very important. If your thinking about mimicking my setup you just need to make sure the controls are analog not digital. A digital until will give you better output control but you will have to manually turn it on in the morning when the lights come on, the standard outlet timer doesnt seem to work to turn on a digital unit. which isn't that big of a deal when its the only humidity maintenance thing you have to do all day ever. But an analogue unit be even more hands off, provided you can get the output right.

    I really like the hands free hassel free approach to humidity set up. I'm anal-retentive as all get out when it comes to temps and humidity for my reptiles and anything to make that automatic is pefect for me, especially when your shooting for high high humidity levels (I keep my ig at 90% or higher during the day with a dry out period at night) as an added bonus this setup wont cost you an arm and a leg in misters and an additional controller (whatever the **** you call those things... hygrostat? I dunno) and they last forever. My unit is on 8 months of running 12 hours a day every day without an issue

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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    Light question


    So im going to have 4 PAR 38 Outdoor halogen 90Watt Bulbs for his basking.

    my quesion is in regards to the strip lights...should i have Two Arcadia 12% Bulbs or one Arcadia 12% and one 6.5k Day-light Bulbs. Im not sure if the Halogen bulbs produce UVA or not..anyone know? the Halogen bulbs are like 2.6k

    Any help is good help

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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    I didnt like the way i did the dimmer...sooooo i changed it..added a handy box and drilled it to the back of the tank..i was pretty proud of myself not gonna lie..haha it looks pretty cool


    this is just a pick of the spot light set up and installed on the wall....kinda mad i found all brownish black color pieces except for the cover...might just paint it..I dont know

    this is just the vents that i installed on the tank...i may have to close these but we shall see how well i can keep the humidity up


    thats all for tonight...i still havent figured out what im going to do for the legs....ugh

    more pics to come later tomorrow when my Mistking system comes in

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    Re: My Current Custom Tank (So Far) 6x3x2

    Hey man, there are a few issues you're going to want to address here. First and foremost, those connections need to be in some sort of protective junction box. Leaving them exposed as they are is a serious fire hazard. I would just grab a couple octagonal work boxes with covers and connectors for the knockouts/holes you plan to run wiring through. The connectors are crucial. When you knock out a hole in the box it leaves sharp edges which can actually strip a wire of its protective sheathing. The connectors not only provide a safe route for the wiring to pass through but they also clamp it in place. All of this is very, very important.

    Secondly, I would mount the basking lamp setup on the ceiling, not on the back wall. This will provide overhead lighting and heat and won't shine directly into the animal's and the viewer's faces.

    The halogens you bought are good assuming they are dimmable. If not, without being able to control output, you're going to provide way too much heat. For future reference, typically 45-70w dimmable lamps provide enough heat.

    I believe you only really need the one UVB bulb in a double fixture, the other can be a standard 6500K bulb. However, because of how the bulbs are mounted side by side the UV may be distributed differently since it's being partially blocked by the other bulb. I would just shoot Todd from lightyourreptiles an email to see if he's tested that type of setup--he'll help you out.
    -Matt-

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