Moving to big boy enclosure

Howdyshay

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So I’m moving my 4 month old panther Cham to his Reptibreeze 2x2x4 enclosure. I have a t5 HO linear light and a 100wt incandescent bulb heat lamp with adjustable power. I also have a jungle dawn spot plant light. I have a small basking branch about 8” from the top and the heat lamp is up on a block so it doesn’t touch the screen. I have a large bromeliad, a pothos, an umbrella and a hibiscus. I don’t have a mistking system yet. So I’m doing lots of misting and dripping.
Is my light enough? Will the UVB still get to him if he’s hiding down in the umbrella plant?
Also I bought a temp gun but it didn’t seem to work well. It’s about 10 degrees cooler than my probe one. I’m struggling to get his basking spot up to temp. I’m also ordering some dragon ledges so I can safely hang my branches and plants. I just needed to get him out of the baby bin. He has his first shed since I’ve had him. He’s so pretty! Of course he’s very unhappy with all the moving and changing going on. He’s asleep now in the umbrella plant. I just want him to be ok and happy. I’ll send pics of his enclosure tomorrow.
 

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Howdyshay

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Here’s what I have set up.
 

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Beman

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100 watt bulb is extremely strong. Just because you go up in cage size does not mean you need to go up in bulb wattage. I would be concerned with temps being too hot and thermal burn risk.

As already stated you need to add many more branches. The way it is set up now he is not able to get to the UVB that he needs.
What strength uvb bulb did you get?
 

Howdyshay

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So that’s a good start, but you’ll need to add more horizontal branches/vines. This should help you in doing so.
Oh I have plans for branches and lots of them. I just haven't got my Dragon ledges in. I will put lots in. I have an outlet cord that is adjustable so i can turn down the bulb to the temp I need. He's sitting at 82 degrees with it away from the top so it should be safe for him. I got it from lightyourreptile.com.
I ordered my dragon ledges a couple of days ago. I hope to get them in soon so I can make it much more kind to him. I will try to attach another couple of branches but it is very hard with just the screen. I have watched that video multiple times. I have holes in my screen now. :(
He has a t5 HO linear bulb from zoomed.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oh I have plans for branches and lots of them. I just haven't got my Dragon ledges in. I will put lots in. I have an outlet cord that is adjustable so i can turn down the bulb to the temp I need. He's sitting at 82 degrees with it away from the top so it should be safe for him. I got it from lightyourreptile.com.
I ordered my dragon ledges a couple of days ago. I hope to get them in soon so I can make it much more kind to him. I will try to attach another couple of branches but it is very hard with just the screen. I have watched that video multiple times. I have holes in my screen now. :(
He has a t5 HO linear bulb from zoomed.
Ok. Dragon ledges will make hanging branches and plants so very much easier!
 
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