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#1 gaztplymouth

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:47 PM

Ive got a 100w uv / heat spot combo lamp but today i got a digital in out thermometer what is reading 24.5c under lamp. Ive had 2 dial thermometers under there till naw. Think i might get rid of it and get a uv strip light and heat spot light because its not the right temp. Any one had this problem before?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

Hi gareth,what hight have you got it set up?try lowering it to get the right temp,i dont use combined to be honest because strip bulbs spread uv right through out the encloser and its easier to get the tempts right if you have a seperate heat bulb.only my opinion tho
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:23 PM

I use a 100w for the heat lamp and the Arcadia t5 d3 for the uv strip which are 12%

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:02 AM

Hi Gareth,

As Matt has said you might need to adjust the bulb and hang it a little lower to get a better basking temperature, you might find you have to adjust it a couple of times till the temperature is right, I wouldn't use those dial thermometers to take the temperature any more as there not really accurate at all. :)



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

Got a 10% uv tube and a 150w heat spot lamp whats at 32c. Will see if bobs happy with it tomorrow. Had him in the guarden for a bit today was like a kid in a sweet shop woth all the weeds lol

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