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Jgarcia007$$

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Ok so I finally got my cham a T5 uvb light and I returned the duel lighting with the compact uvb and got him a deep dome basking light with a 100 watt bulb but I saw he was over heating can I jist use the uvb or do I still need the basking as well need help please...
 

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Beman

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Ok so I finally got my cham a T5 uvb light and I returned the duel lighting with the compact uvb and got him a deep dome basking light with a 100 watt bulb but I saw he was over heating can I jist use the uvb or do I still need the basking as well need help please...
100 watt bulb is way too strong... Remove this and get a 60watt regular incandescent household bulb. Just not one that is an LED version.
 

Beman

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Tempature gun
So a temp gun is only going to measure the surface temp not the actual ambient temp. It is not as accurate as using a wired temp gauge with a probe. You would tie this in at the basking branch below the heat.

I do not think your really getting 80 with just the T5. Reason why I say this is I run 3 on my cage that is a hybrid with solid sides and get 80. So I would get the new temp gauge and see what your real temps are.

But the 100 watt is most definitely too strong. If it is a basking bulb with the flat top then it is going to produced more focused hotter temps as well. 60 watt regular incandescent is your best bet.
 

Jgarcia007$$

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So a temp gun is only going to measure the surface temp not the actual ambient temp. It is not as accurate as using a wired temp gauge with a probe. You would tie this in at the basking branch below the heat.

I do not think your really getting 80 with just the T5. Reason why I say this is I run 3 on my cage that is a hybrid with solid sides and get 80. So I would get the new temp gauge and see what your real temps are.

But the 100 watt is most definitely too strong. If it is a basking bulb with the flat top then it is going to produced more focused hotter temps as well. 60 watt regular incandescent is your best bet.
I really appreciate the advice means so much to me I will go to hone depot right now and exchange the 100 for 60 thank you so much
 

Jgarcia007$$

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Just a regular full incandescent bulb hun. And zoomed make a temp gauge with a probe. Most petco's and petsmarts sell them. They run about 10 bucks.
That's just under his uvb T5 so I'm heading to go get the 60 watt bulbs
 

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