For my cage I have a large repti breeze 18x36"
For uvb lighting I have a 18" reptisun 5.0 t8 tube in a repti sun hood
I also threw in a 18" 6500k fluorescent tube in a Zilla slimeline for my plants and extra lumens
His basking bulb is in a Flukers dome 75w incandescent bulb with his highest basking spot directly under the light being 87 degrees to the left or right on the same stick its between 82-85 degrees
Next basking spot is about 80
After that it drops to mid 70s with he lowest being 72 degrees. In the picture you will see a black light that is NOT used as a heat source at night I know chams do well with a temp drop. The light you see is sorta a test I read that you can have a black light on for 15-30 minutes before all lights go out to give your Cham time to adjust and find a sleep spot. So that means let's say 6:45 my uvb and my heat buld go out the black light comes on for 15 then shuts off. ( just a test if seems pointless comment)
I have a zoo med digital thermometer for ***** and giggles but I mainly test with a infrared thermometer gun (love using it)
I also have a hygrometer in the middle might add one more to compare.
For my plants I have umbrella tree and a pothos
Both have been washed down with dish soap and re planted with organic fertilizer. Umbrella has large river stones so my Cham can't mess with the soil. (Don't have any in the pothos if you think I should I can add)
I have read and saved many forums on nutritional factors of feeders and home made gut loads.
I also have my supplements and supplement schedule planned out ( calcium w/o d3 every other day, calcium with d3 twice a month and reptivite once or twice a month any opinions please comment)
I know panthers like it humid but I don't have the money just yet to get a mist king but it's on my list. For misting I have a mister bottle and couple of jugs of distilled water I plan to mist 4-5 times a day; I also have a big dripper just in case.
I feel like I'm missing something if I did miss something please remind me.
Now to my few concerns and questions
1: my uvb tube I feel like doesn't really give a good spread sense it's in the back and I don't have anything set up directly under the uvb (dowel can be added)
So my concern would be him not getting enough uvb.
2: the umbrella plant came with a odd water residue on the plant after it dried when i washed it and scrubbed it with dish soap the residue stains came back.
Should I be worried for my Cham should I wash it again or will it go away when I mist with the distilled water. If I have to replace I have another pothos washed and fertilized that I was gonna use to start a free range setup.
3: I think this might be my last question light cycle what would do you guys like best 10 hour 12 or 14 cycles
Sorry if the post is a bit long but like I said the little guy should be ready soon and I want to be sure I have a proper set up. Any comments,concerns, opinions or suggestions are welcome. Pictures were taken today if more are needed I can add. Not gonna lie with trimming cleaning fertilizing and decorating it took me 5 hours :| but don't hold back this is for the Cham not me! Good day or night to you all thank you.