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Savannah Monitor Help

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Dbld420, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Got the gauge coming it'll be here friday. I bought the gun, and I shine it on his rock and it's only 115. Should I try and raise the rock and get it closer to the lights? I went out and got 2 75 watt bulbs.
     
  2. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    My gauges are coming in tomorrow. Which end should I place the probes? The cool side? And I want the actual unit in the center right.?
     
  3. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member


    Yes, raise the basking object. Can you show a photo of the whole top?
     
  4. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    the thing on the left is a humidifier tube
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  5. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

     
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    What is that covering the top?
     
  7. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Mylar
     
  8. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member


    What is Mylar, I assume it`s quite rigid like plexiglass?
     
  9. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    It's a lighter tinfoil. Ment for reflection
     
  10. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Interesting choice. That's what they use for space blankets I believe? How does it impact your ambient temps having that much heat reflecting back into the enclosure?
     
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  11. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    I get my digital gauges coming in tomorrow. I don't think much, the lights are facing down. Would tinfoil be better? I used the Mylar just because I had some left over from a different project.
     
  12. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    I don't know. I thought you did! I like to use plastic and vinyl type stuff. But that's just me.
     
  13. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it melt?
     
  14. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    All the cages I've had to cover use heat tape, so atleast not with what I'm doing. But I'm sure there's some way to keep it from actually touching the light and getting hot enough to melt... using foil tape around the light for example?
     
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  15. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    My basking is between 126-130. My humidity is 60-70. And the farthest side of the tank is 78
     
  16. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Is the basking surface measured with the Temp-gun and the others with a digital hygrometer?
     
  17. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    yes it is.
     
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  18. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Quick question. Is ceramic tile a good basking spot peice instead of rock or log? I'v heard it heats quickly and stays hot.
     
  19. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    If it maintains the recommended basking surface temps it`s fine.
     
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  20. Dbld420

    Dbld420 Well-Known Member

    Hey. An update. He seems to have taken a turn for the worse... of no where. He was doing good. Got it basking spot to 133-142. Humidity is between 55-70. The only difference is I took out the middle light because I wanted to keep the humidity up, and the far side of the tank was around 71. I still have him is that 40 breeder, but having a 7x4x4 made mid next week it'll be done.
    But 4 days ago he started being very lethargic, and barely eating anything. I took him to the vet. He said he had no blockage, but wants to do bloodwork to rule out an infection. He opened his mouth and their were little bubbles in the back of his mouth, which the vet said could be an infection, or just really stressed from the visit, he had been hissing and not happy while at the vet. He recommended putting the second light back in and waiting a few days, and if nothing gets better by Monday to come back for blood work. Last night I had the night lamp on like usual. I woke up today and he didn't go into his hide like normal, and I noticed his skin on legs and tip of nose has a greenish tint to it. I need help, I don't think he's doing good. And this came out of nowhere within a 4 day period. He comes out of the cage and walks around and checks stuff out and tries to climb. But I put him back and straight back to lethargic. (The green on his nose u can kinda see in the pic).
     

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