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 #1282926


Froeni
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 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

more new sav questions lol...sorry....but im debating on getting a halogen bulb, but i dont know if i should get a 100 watt or a 150 watt, what do ya’ll suggest???



05/15/07  11:44pm

 #1282927


Reedie
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282926


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

use nothing more than a 60watt, I hope you don’t want to burn your lizard!?!?



05/15/07  11:47pm

 #1282930


Sidbarvin
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282926


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

45-60 watt closer to the surface won’t overheat the cage.



05/15/07  11:48pm

 #1282931


Froeni
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282926


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

wait.....i know a guy with a 150 watt halogen, his is doing fine its 26 inches....but mine is a baby, what should be good?



05/15/07  11:49pm

 #1282933


Froeni
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282926


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

oh and is it a big difference/?



05/15/07  11:50pm

 #1282937


Reedie
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282933


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

your friend’s lizard is going to burn!!!! use a 45-60watt!!!!!
And yes, there is a difference, 100-150watt will get waaaay to high and burn your lizard costing you you a vet visit that will cost alot o’ this $$$.

-Reed



05/15/07  11:55pm

 #1282984


Froeni
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  Message To: Reedie   In reference to Message Id: 1282937


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

does it matter if the bulb is like 60 watts and the lamp 100 or vise versa???....or would the bulb burn with one of um....



05/16/07  12:32am

 #1283044


BIG-HYDRO
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282984


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

60 watts should be just fine and yes the bulb will work in any socket.



05/16/07  01:59am

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DRZRider
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  Message To: BIG-HYDRO   In reference to Message Id: 1283044


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

Buy different wattage lights and try each one to see what works best in your situation. I have had enclosures where 100 watt lights were needed to heat a 7 foot tall enclosure, and some where I use 50 watt.

Ed



05/16/07  09:18am

 #1283299


Rick_Albig
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282984


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

The wattage of bulb is not really the issue, you want to use the lowest wattage bulb you can to produce the basking surface temp you require (usually between 120-150 deg)

Quote:

your friend’s lizard is going to burn!!!! use a 45-60watt!!!!!
And yes, there is a difference, 100-150watt will get waaaay to high and burn your lizard costing you you a vet visit that will cost alot o’ this $$$.

-Reed



Statements like this are a bit foolish. There is nothing wrong with using a 150w lamp as long as it is used in the correct way. I use a 250w CHE in my albig enclosure to provide enough background heat (the enclosure is 12x8x5) does this mean my monitors are going to get burnt? It all about how you use these things.

Rick



05/16/07  11:55am

 #1283354


Reedie
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  Message To: Rick_Albig   In reference to Message Id: 1283299


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

Quote:

Statements like this are a bit foolish. There is nothing wrong with using a 150w lamp as long as it is used in the correct way. I use a 250w CHE in my albig enclosure to provide enough background heat (the enclosure is 12x8x5) does this mean my monitors are going to get burnt? It all about how you use these things.

Rick


Yes, but your lizard is in a 12x8x5. The smaller the cage the smaller the wattage, and yes it was quite foolish of me to assume that Froeni had a small enclosre. which reminds me, how big is your enclosre Froeni?

-Reed



05/16/07  12:58pm

 #1283695


WatsDaNxtsteP
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  Message To: Reedie   In reference to Message Id: 1283354


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

i have a 20 gal.tall and a 8" sav how would u suggest i set the tank up and wats the best wattage in this situation or should i just go bigger



05/16/07  07:07pm

 #1283704


Sidbarvin
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  Message To: WatsDaNxtsteP   In reference to Message Id: 1283695


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

Scoll down a few threads and look at the canned monitor food thread.



05/16/07  07:21pm

 #1283723


Sidbarvin
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  Message To: Sidbarvin   In reference to Message Id: 1283704


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

Read Through Monitor canned food. I bumped it up for you.



05/16/07  07:32pm

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JPsShadow
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  Message To: Froeni   In reference to Message Id: 1282926


 Halogen bulb.....100 or 150 watt

Your looking at this the wrong way. Wattage is not as important as the end result. It is the temps your after not what wattage bulb to use. The anbswer to that is whatever wattage you can get away with to achieve the end result temps. Which is a gradient throughout the cage 70-90 (furthest to closest to the light a.k.a heat source), basking surface temps 110-120 for babies 130-150 for adults. You may also find you need to use a bank of lights. For larger monitors you may use 3-4 45 watt bulbs to get a large enough basking area. I use 45-65 watt bulbs no matter the cage size, I have never needed to use higher wattages.



05/16/07  11:12pm


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