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    Quote Originally Posted by mumbleman View Post
    What are you using for uvb lamp?
    A 10.0 uvb tube.
    This setup was given to me by a friend who had a Pygmy in it, she gave it to me to use while my beardie is little and then I'll hit the reptileone rep up for a tank when he's getting too big for this one


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    Just make sure it is a new globe / tube. They tell me they are only good for about 6 months.

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    Just remember they grow quick. We got ours start of Feb from Andrew and now look at him. He was 5-6 weeks when we got him.
    Last edited by mumbleman; 25-04-2017 at 08:19 PM. Reason: added info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Penguin View Post
    Red heat lamps shouldn't exist in the reptile hobby at all, their initial use, based on an old misconception the reptiles can't see red light, was for night time heating anyway. Later when some study was finally done, it was found that reptiles actually can see red light. Unfortunately, old ways die hard, and every pet shop will make it their mission to send you home with a red globe.

    It's often said that the're okay for snakes, but not lizards, which is still questionable if snakes can see red light. This video suggests that they can.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49LA3Qq325w
    I'm going to play devils advocate and say I've successfully kept morelia for years under red party lights. There was a time when not much else was available.

    For dragons though, there a far better options available. As there are for all reptiles these days.
    Last edited by Wally; 25-04-2017 at 08:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    I'm going to play devils advocate and say I've successfully kept morelia for years under red party lights. There was a time when not much else was available.

    For dragons though, there a far better options available. As there are for all reptiles these days.
    in the early days there was bugger all options and bugger all info,you did what you could with whatever you could get your hands on,looking back now it's amazing we kept them alive ,but as you say there are so many better options available now!
    slave to centrals, pygmies, central netted , bluies , pygmy banded pythons ,australorps and loving it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    in the early days there was bugger all options and bugger all info,you did what you could with whatever you could get your hands on,looking back now it's amazing we kept them alive ,but as you say there are so many better options available now!
    With evolution comes advancement.

    Hard to forget what worked in the past though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    in the early days there was bugger all options and bugger all info,you did what you could with whatever you could get your hands on,looking back now it's amazing we kept them alive ,but as you say there are so many better options available now!
    Our favorite hardware store globes are on the govs chopping block so at least in part, we're going to have to get inventive again.
    I've switched a number of my enclosures over to use 12V ELV reflector globes as the basking light source (along with a bit of a trick to make them last for years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Penguin View Post
    Our favorite hardware store globes are on the govs chopping block so at least in part, we're going to have to get inventive again.
    I've switched a number of my enclosures over to use 12V ELV reflector globes as the basking light source (along with a bit of a trick to make them last for years).
    I've got about a hundred spares in my drawer so I'll be alright for a while but I'll have to convert eventually,
    but what are 12V ELV reflector globes?
    Last edited by dragonlover1; 26-04-2017 at 06:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    I've got about a hundred spares in my drawer so I'll be alright for a while but I'll have to convert eventually,
    but what are 12V ELV reflector globes?
    I should have said 12V ELV halogen reflector globes, these are the globes designed for downlighting, ELV means Extra Low Voltage (I think).
    You either need to use multiple globes, or raise the ambient enclosure temperature via other means so that the basking light is adding enough to bring the basking spot up to temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumbleman View Post
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    Just remember they grow quick. We got ours start of Feb from Andrew and now look at him. He was 5-6 weeks when we got him.
    What a stunning beast

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