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    UV should be about 30cm from the basking spot for optimum takeup.
    Live plants don't really work in terrariums because the light levels aren't the same as outside but you can rotate plants in pots on a weekly cycle if you want live greenery,most people just get fake plants.
    You can use any logs you like but snake keepers avoid pine and fresh eucalyptus because of the fumes.But really anything that takes your fancy will do.Make sure it is at least as wide as your dragon and if you're worried about any bugs simply put it in a black plastic bag in the sun for a few days to cook them.
    Most people use washed play sand for substrate, if you want to add mulch make sure it doesn't have any added fertilizer or chemicals.
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    So this is what we managed to put together for Mango! We’re obviously going to change and add some more branches, rocks etc. Also the 75w is not performing as well as I’d hoped but we will see tomorrow and if we have to add a second globe for bringing up the temps slightly

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    Go with a 100 watt bulb. Do you have a heat gun to check temps?
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    No heat gun. Are they essential? Iím currently using a standard thermometer but finding itís hard to achieve super accurate readings, I was thinking of switching to digital but unsure how accurate they are also? Iím looking into a temp/hygrometer.

    As for putting a 100w globe in. Iím worried that it would melt her onto my basking rock... were sitting around 18 - 19cm away... butbobviously she would be closer then the top of the rock. 60w was around the 36* mark and the 75 is rising to 45*+ this makes me believe itís not very accurate.
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    I thought you meant the 75 watt wasn't hot enough. I believe the heat guns are very accurate from what l have read
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    Does get the tanks hot side overall temp over 35* but under on basking rock it’s reading 45+* so that’s what I mean about maybe the thermometer is out but how out can that traditional way be?

    I’m gonna order 2 of the little black lcd screen temp and moisture showing ones. One at each end.

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    Those temp guns are on ebay for about $15, I've had one for 5 years and am on my second set of batteries. Pretty darned accurate too.

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    Ok I’ll have a look and invest. Also do you think digital hygrometer or the dial version...would be more accurate?

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    You need to get those branches off the ground at an angle so your dragon can choose how close he gets to the heat, but they really need to be thicker (as thick as the body of your dragon or thicker).
    I have the digital gauges in all all my enclosures for accurate info.
    And yes the IR heat guns are a fantastic investment, you can instantly see the temps in any spot you focus on.
    I don't think you need a 100W in that enclosure.
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    Thanks for the advice. Just went and bought a temp gun $11.99 (bloody bargain) and also just got a digital temp and humidity gauge. One should do right? Or I may aswell get a another and have one at each end.

    Also I’m going to go branch hunting tomorrow!!!

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