Post by prism_wolf on Apr 21, 2008 19:30:06 GMT -8
I never said you were wasting my time. However...I do think you do not want to listen. I am just offering you another option for more scholarly opinions is all. Your set up sounds anything but efficient...and you're only offering bits and pieces of what you have set up instead of offering the whole thing up front so we know what you're working with.
You never offered info on the other fl. tubes until later. Now you mention these are not even in the cage. You need bright light IN the cage.
These people will have your answers. Just give them all of the information up front. How the lights are set up, what the lights are, where they're positioned and even pictures would help immensely. Honest...I'm not blowing you off or passing you down the river. You will get really expert answers.
As long as your temps don't go below 70 you don't even need to provide night heat...;-)
Ohhh my gosh, im panicing. I came home to my heat lamp out which mean once my UVA/UVB and daylight are out he was left in the dark with no heat. Ugh. I feel horrible because the light bulb went out. So, im gonna keep my heater on all night and i got the window opened. Im just scared because i guess he was sleeping and i was trying to wake him up because i was like HE BETTER NOT BE DEAD!!! ugh, i feel horrible. Since pet store is closed now since its like 1030pm i gotta wait till morning to find bulb. Any suggestions to make sure this doesn't happen again?
Post by IguanaKing on Jun 14, 2008 17:40:05 GMT -8
Yup, he needs darkness at night, otherwise he'll start to get a little...."weird". Get some spare bulbs like Merlin said, and above all, relax. Temps lower than 70 degrees shouldn't be the norm at night for your iguana, but if it happens on occasion due to unforeseen circumstances, its not going to do him permanent harm. You're new to this, so its going to be an ongoing learning process. All of us here have made our share of mistakes in raising our iggies, and that's why we're here, to pass on what we have learned. ;D
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hey, i need some help with my iguana. I've had him for about 2 months now. He's still a little guy and seems to be doing fine. I've done tons of research on iguanas and have been doing everything I need to do to keep him alive and healthy. I live in Canada and with winter coming up I notice a drop in temperature in my tank, especially at night (temps are dropping below 60F at night). I have a 90gallon tank with a 100w mega ray on one side and a 150w infrared bulb on the other side to help keep the tank warm. I just got the infrared bulb yesterday and last night I left it on during the night to help keep him warm. When I went to bed he seemed to be sleeping under the infrared, but when I woke up at 5:30 in the morning he was running around the tank kicking the substrate around (coco husk). I asked the guy at my local reptile shop if I should get a CHE or an infrared to keep him warm at night and he said the infrared was better because it would produce heat that would be able to reach the bottom of my tank were as the CHE wouldn't be able to produce heat that could make it all the way down. I asked if the infrared would keep him up at night and he said no. Was I miss-informed? From what I read online he should be able to sleep through it, but is it possible it bothered him enough to stay awake? Could it be making it too hot for him to want to sleep? Like i said my tank is 90gallons and I have branches and one of those reptile vine things (can't remember what they are actually called) in my tank. The spot where he would lay under the infrared is about half way up my tank. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We need to know what the temps in the tank are at the cool and warm areas. The red bulbs are supposed to not be visible to the iguanas but most keepers, myself included, don't buy it! They do disturb their sleep! I use a ceramic heat emitter. It is similar to a light bulb but doesn't produce light only heat. As for the heat not reaching the botom of the tank,... malarky! I can feel the heat from mine on the top of my head when cleaning the enclosure and it is 5 ft above me!
Well i have an exo terra thermometer + hydrometer in the middle of my tank (both mega ray and infrared are on right now) and right now it reads 75F. I'm going to go out today and pick up a digital thermometer and hydrometer since I've read they are more accurate than the ones I'm using right now. I knew CHE produced heat and not light, which is what I originally went to get but ended up walking out with the infrared instead. Should have went with my original plan. What watt CHE would you recommend for me to get to replace the infrared as a 24-hour heat source.
Since they are not digitals your devices may not be giving an accurate readout. And you need to take temp readings at the basking area as well as the cool end to determine what you are going to need, not just in the middle of the tank. The ambient temp of the room will also have a bearing on what you will need but for a 90 gal tank I would go no less than a 150 watt CHE. Which by the way you will need a porcelin socketed fixture to hold it. A regular plastic fixture will get melted.
hi guys guess im a little late but hey i not been on here in a long time buy the way guys that remember me iggy is doing great i would just like to say that i use a heat emmitter at night although i do have it running on a thermo controler 11 pro stat which is a great device as it also controls the daull cooleing fans when nessary allthough they have not come on since all my temps are setup right so yeah go for a heat emmitter im useing one thats 150w and that is perfect for my 8ft x8ftx 4ft viv
Post by jncsinischo on Oct 8, 2009 17:08:57 GMT -8
Ok knew someone that had this igg with mbd i went out and all kinds of different food made him a nice cage and natures reptile calcium spray is there any thing else i can do to help this poor guy.. he has basking place and heat lights uvb bulbs now, where should i keep his food since he hasnt had much space to roam in he dont move much likes the basking light, can i just put his food there or on a different level in the cage??? help us please.. we would love to see him get better