Nice set up, but,.... A few things jump out at me,... if I am seeing correctly. Is your UVB lamp that little short flourescent fixture? If so that is inadequate for an iguana. What you need is a 4 ft, 2 tube, fixture. This will supply UVB along the entire basking shelf. Flourescents emit their strongest light in the center area of the tube. With the short tube there is very limited area that is actually producing the light your ig needs. Also is the screen on the top of the tank that fine mesh screen like is in windows? The openings in that mesh are far too small and the mesh is filtering out most of the UVB your lamp is producing. In other words, your iguana is getting virtually no UVB light! You need a mesh with openings at the barest minimum of 1/8 of an inch. And bigger would be better. I recommend 1 in x1/2 in welded wire. Something like they use in rabbit hutches. And since you may be having to buy everything new anyways, why not look into a mega ray. It will cost you about the same initially and will save you money in the long run since you only have to replace them once a year, as opposed to every 6 months for the flourescent. And they produce a lot more UVB for greater distances than any flourescent.
Post by simbalovesnala on Jan 23, 2008 10:33:40 GMT -8
Thanks, jfogle! It cost about 200 or so for everything.
Merlin, that was the UVB fixture for his old enclosure, I had it up there when I took the picture, but I did order him the Mega Ray So right now he has the Mega Ray on him, but I didnt know about the screen.. I'm going to buy him a new one! Thanks!
I like the setup! We're [my older brother and I] building my Ig, Onyx, a new enclosure and I've been trying to look at a lot of different designs to get an idea of what would work! :]
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