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 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

Hi, i have a 100 gallon tank. i use a 60 watt normal house bulb at one side of the tank, and then a red tinted 60 watt on a night to mimic darkness. is this ok? i only have 1 lizard but i arnt sure what temperature to keep the enclosure at. people say many different temps. but they say degreese, is that o’C or o’F ????? a quick response would be greatly appreciated. i am a novice.....



10/22/09  04:44pm

 #2087731


Chris14
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  Message To: HannibalRising   In reference to Message Id: 2087550


 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

mostly they tak farenhite. the basking temp should be about 95’f and the rest of the tank should be about 75’f



10/22/09  11:46pm

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  Message To: Chris14   In reference to Message Id: 2087731


 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

thankyou chris, just so happens my name is chris 2 lol, my lizard seems depressed, or lonely, i handle her atleast once a day, she just doesnt move about alot, she just lays ther and looks sad, she is eating normally and everything, is she just being lazy or is she fed up?. what can i do to encourage her to move/explore?



10/23/09  03:05pm

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  Message To: HannibalRising   In reference to Message Id: 2087949


 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

Try to put new thing in her enclouser and let her explore different areas.



10/23/09  03:31pm

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  Message To: HannibalRising   In reference to Message Id: 2087550


 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

You don’t mention using a UVA/UVB light source. They need this to metabolize calcium in their diet properly and body temp must also be right in order to propely digest their food. CHECK OUT THE CARE SHEET INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR LIZARD!!!!. Also, 1 60watt bulb for a 100gal tank sounds insufficient as far a reaching a ambient temperature from 82-88 degrees farenheit w/cool zone of 74-78 degrees. Basking light area should reach 105 degrees farenheit as these lizards are known to be lethargic if they can’t reach proper thermal regulated body temp. Do you have a undertank heat mat for your pet? Also, what kind of substrate are you using as plated lizards LOVE to burrow into dirt. Hope this helps as Plated Lizards are great pets as they are known for becoming quite tame.



10/23/09  09:08pm

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HannibalRising
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  Message To: Rokdog   In reference to Message Id: 2088036


 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

ok how can i tell if its a uva/uvb?? and thankyou for the information, i need to get its heat zone too 105 as it is only at 90 at the moment, by uv do you mean ultra violet? its just my basking area is below what it needs to be and my cool area is perfect, if i add another heat source wont it get 2 warm? thankyou again rokdog



10/24/09  12:02pm

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  Message To: HannibalRising   In reference to Message Id: 2088187


 Yellow lined plated. Confused :(

You may need a tight beam basking lamp which focuses the higher temp to a basking area. It also depends upon HOW FAR AWAY your light source is from where your taking your temperature reading. Since plated lizards are primarily terrestrial lizards(ground dwellers) you’ll need a temperature reading at the bottom of their enclosure or substrate surface where your lizard spends most of its time. If you go to www.exo-terra.com you will be able to find the proper uva/uvb bulb for your specific pet. I currently use a Repti Glo 5.0 Compact for my pets. I presently have my basking area on the far end of one side of the tank which allows for a heat gradient(temp reduction) at the opposite side of the tank, hence-cool zone. You should monitor temp’s in the warm zone, basking spot and cool zone until you get them DIALED IN. Especially in a newly set-up enclosure. My light housing fixtures-Arizona Hot Lamp Deluxe- come with adjustable dimmer switches that enable me to adjust incandescent bulb heat/light output.



10/24/09  01:22pm


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