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 #192073


Whitsr
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 Lighting

I just purchased a Water Dragon and I’m having trouble with the lighting and whatnot. I have a Day Glow 60 Watt bulb going right now, and I don’t know what kind of bulb to buy for night time? I called a pet store and they said something about a reptisum 5.0? Is that a night time light and do I have to buy a new Light dome to hold the bulb and for it and just turn the light on at night? I don’t want to keep leaving this Day light on 24/7 im going to hurt him! PLEASE HELP ME! thanks!!



12/01/04  8:49pm
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 #192085


Kristy74115
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  Message To: Whitsr   In reference to Message Id: 192073


 Lighting

You need a UVB light at 5% then what I did was i got a day heat lamp at 100 watts, then I got a dark one at 100 watts for the night. And yes I have to seperate domes for them. Make sure you have UVB lighting as well. Get a temp gage and make sure it stays around 84 dgf. And humidity gage as well try to keep it at 80% (good luck on that one ) Hope this helps



12/01/04  9:18pm
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 #192130


Dragos mom
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  Message To: Kristy74115   In reference to Message Id: 192085


 Lighting

The Reptisun 5.0 is your UVB source and it is the best choice for a healthy CWD. Depending on the size of your set-up you can use an under tank heater which you can leave on all the time or purchase a red phosphorous or an infrared bulb which (will need a separate dome receptacle) for night. You definitely need to put your visible lights on a timer so they stay on no more than 12-14 hrs. (10-12 during winter if you want to follow recommended protocol for their pre-bredding period)



12/01/04  10:54pm
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 #192200


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  Message To: Dragos   In reference to Message Id: 192130


 Lighting

Note: 3% UVB is okay, too.



12/02/04  2:25am
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 #192210


TwilightDreamer1979
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  Message To: Sukieblur   In reference to Message Id: 192200


 Lighting

3% isn’t nearly as effective as a 5%

I’ve never had anything less than a 5% in any of my vivs.
Personal choice.

TD.x.



12/02/04  3:09am
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 #192217


Sukieblur
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  Message To: TwilightDreamer1979   In reference to Message Id: 192210


 Lighting

I’m using 3%, mostly because I didn’t know what I was doing when I picked it out. I guess it’s working fine those, since Poser seems healthy...



12/02/04  3:58am
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 #192218


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  Message To: Sukieblur   In reference to Message Id: 192217


 Lighting

*though
... had to fix that.. :P



12/02/04  3:59am
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