Tank temp not getting hot enough
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Author:  SpyroDragon [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Tank temp not getting hot enough

Hi I'm looking for some help I have had my beardy for a few months now his tank used to be around 42 degrees in the hot area and about 27 in the cool area. I have noticed since I changed the bulb (same make and watt) that it's not heating up the same. It's now only 35 degrees in the hot and 23 in the cool. He is also really quiet and not wanting to come out much or not very active. He used to be up at the glass trying to get out but he has stopped doing this. Could it be the cold? He is eating well but his poop seems rather runny I don't know what else I can do how can I get it hotter

Thanks xx

Author:  Rick [ Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tank temp not getting hot enough

Can you lift the basking spot a little? That will increase the temp, failing that maybe a higher wattage spotlight should fix things.


Author:  SpyroDragon [ Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tank temp not getting hot enough

Hi Rick I have a 100watt basking bulb in it can you get a higher watt than that my poor dragon is just sat under it and it's only 34 degrees I have a pets at home viv the bulb sits on the top of it in a hole it used to be hotter I changed the bulb about 2 weeks ago but with the weather getting colder it's not heating it enough

Thanks for your reply any help will be appreciated x

Author:  Rick [ Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tank temp not getting hot enough

Can you lower the bulb through the hole a little? I'm not familiar with that type of viv (not sold here). Otherwise the only thing is as I suggested at first put a basking rock in that gets him a little higher.
34C won't hurt him it just slows him down a little.


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