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Not enough heat

GODZILLAthebeardie

Bearded Dragon Egg
Hello!
I have a few month old bearded dragon is a 40 gallon. With a uvb strip and a 100 watt heat lamp. It’s starting to get colder where I live and the tank won’t get over 98 degrees. Obviously that is not warm enough, so is there any way I can add more heat. Like a heat emitter bulb? Will two bulbs burn him?If so what wattage? I will also keep it on at night. ( I have an extra spot for another bulb from when I used to have a uvb coil bulb) All answers are appreciated!
 

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Sadie

Juvenile Dragon
Hello!
I have a few month old bearded dragon is a 40 gallon. With a uvb strip and a 100 watt heat lamp. It’s starting to get colder where I live and the tank won’t get over 98 degrees. Obviously that is not warm enough, so is there any way I can add more heat. Like a heat emitter bulb? Will two bulbs burn him?If so what wattage? I will also keep it on at night. ( I have an extra spot for another bulb from when I used to have a uvb coil bulb) All answers are appreciated!
How are you getting that basking temp? NO stick ons they are only good for ambient heat -- you need a digital probe thermometer to get a actual accurate temp--- if you are getting it that way I would increase the bulb wattage from what I am seeing that may be too close for the basking decor piece -- you do not want to burn him up you need temps 105-110 for a baby -- make sure you have that probe BEFORE changing the bulb out-- your UVB is it a T 5 or a T 8 -- T 8's cannot sit on top of the screen they are not strong enough to go thru the screen they need to be inside the tank w/ NO plastic cover over the bulb approx 6-8 inches from basking decor
 

GODZILLAthebeardie

Bearded Dragon Egg
How are you getting that basking temp? NO stick ons they are only good for ambient heat -- you need a digital probe thermometer to get a actual accurate temp--- if you are getting it that way I would increase the bulb wattage from what I am seeing that may be too close for the basking decor piece -- you do not want to burn him up you need temps 105-110 for a baby -- make sure you have that probe BEFORE changing the bulb out-- your UVB is it a T 5 or a T 8 -- T 8's cannot sit on top of the screen they are not strong enough to go thru the screen they need to be inside the tank w/ NO plastic cover over the bulb approx 6-8 inches from basking decor
I have a digital probe thermometer right now(I’ll add a photo) my uvb is a T5 with reflector. I will move the big branch and lower the hammic to add more distance. So should I get a heat emitter or a higher watt heat bulb
 

Sadie

Juvenile Dragon
ok that is good w/ the probe --- you would need the CHE for nite time temps of 65 or below --- I know its getting colder now and I have yet to turn my CHE's on yet -- you need basking temps to 105-110- try a higher wattage bulb or add another dome next to the 100 watt and put in a 25 watt --and get the temp -- you may haft to do some adjustments w/ the basking decor piece so your not getting them too hot --- sometimes the 150 is too much so you have different options of getting the basking temps up there -- I cant see the screen for that T 5 is it a fine mesh screen like a screen door or a wide holed screen ?
 

GODZILLAthebeardie

Bearded Dragon Egg
ok that is good w/ the probe --- you would need the CHE for nite time temps of 65 or below --- I know its getting colder now and I have yet to turn my CHE's on yet -- you need basking temps to 105-110- try a higher wattage bulb or add another dome next to the 100 watt and put in a 25 watt --and get the temp -- you may haft to do some adjustments w/ the basking decor piece so your not getting them too hot --- sometimes the 150 is too much so you have different options of getting the basking temps up there -- I cant see the screen for that T 5 is it a fine mesh screen like a screen door or a wide holed screen ?
So I will get a 25 watt heat lamp in the other lamp. I have a wide hole screen not mesh. Tonight when I get home I will move the branch on the other side and then lower the hammock.
 

Sadie

Juvenile Dragon
So I will get a 25 watt heat lamp in the other lamp. I have a wide hole screen not mesh. Tonight when I get home I will move the branch on the other side and then lower the hammock.
Ok so the UVB can stay on top make sure basking decor piece is directly under it w/ 8-10 inches from it -- see if that 25 watt will get your basking temps to where they need to be
 
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