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    Mercury vapor bulb as basking bulb

    Yeah I think it’s weird as well, I mean the current basking spot is maybe 12(?) or so inches away from the light because the tank is 18 inches tall. I’ve tried two fixtures and have had the same issue, the current fixture used to be my tortoises and could easily keep his hot spot well over 100...
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    Mercury vapor bulb as basking bulb

    Yeah, I don’t care about the UVB output as he already has his fluorescent bulbs, I figured any output from it would just be an additional plus. The fixture sits right on the screen lid (maybe an inch above, it’s on a lamp stand) so I can’t lower it, ideally I’d have no screen lid, but...
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    Mercury vapor bulb as basking bulb

    Hello! I have a bearded dragon and I was previously using a 200 watt heat lamp from Home Depot, it blew out pretty quickly because it was too high of a wattage and was constantly on and off with my thermostat, now I have a 150 watt basking bulb from petsmart (zoo med brand I believe) I can’t...
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    Fanatic’s Finless Friends

    That’s so weird. When I had one hermit crab, he was super lethargic and shortly after I bought a friend for him, they were so happy and spending all their time together. When it was just the 2 of them they were like best buddies. I do find that my hermit crabs will sleep in a big pile next to...
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    Nano Planted Bowl Need Algae Eaters, Horned Nerites Dying

    Great! I find those to be pretty accurate, if you picked up the API master test kit as well, that will have a pH test in it too.
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    Question Pro/cons Of A Saltwater Tank?

    Yup, that’s the best advice I can give to anyone, do your own research and don’t trust a store with setting up your aquarium. Since then I’ve found a lfs that’s pretty good and gives decent advice that doesn’t exclusively involve buying things.
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    5 Gallon Tank Led Replacement

    I think it would be easier to just buy a glass lid ($10-$15) and get an LED bar from amazon, probably about the same price as the lid. Let me see if I can find some links for you. I’m not sure if you have a 5.5 or just a 5, but here’s a lid for a 5.5 Marineland Perfecto Glass Canopy 16 in. |...
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    Aquarium Sump Level Going Down

    How many gph is the overflow box and how many gph is the return pump?
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    Question Pro/cons Of A Saltwater Tank?

    I started with a 40 gallon with a HOB filter and HOB skimmer, great little tank! And it started leaking… so I got a used Red Sea tank from a local store that sells mostly used supplies, paid about $500 and another $100 or so for them to come deliver and setup… well their definition of setup was...
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    Heater Over Background

    Just the standard background roll stuff you find at petco. I went ahead and plugged the heater in last night, and no issues, so I think it’s probably fine
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    Nano Planted Bowl Need Algae Eaters, Horned Nerites Dying

    The snails are probably dying due to lack of filter and cold water. Do you have a test kit? If you don’t have a filter, the tank isn’t cycled, and you should be doing water changes every other day or even more often. I do 25% weekly water changes on my 2 cycled 20 gallon tanks. Also 72 is very...
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    Question Ball Python Setup Requirements

    Yeah PVC is nice for sure, but I have no issues with my glass enclosure, just throw some glass lids on there (under a locking screen lid of some sort) and you’re good to go! Towels or plastic wrap work too if you don’t wanna buy glass lids. A heat mat on a thermostat is my preferred heating, but...
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    Fanatic’s Finless Friends

    That’s awesome! I had about 7 at one point, and had 5 for many years in a 40 gallon, nowadays I only have 3 in a 20 long. I got my first hermit crab 8 years ago… it lived in a critter keeper for about a week until I got a second one and a 10 gallon tank. My current hermit crabs I’ve had anywhere...
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    Heater Over Background

    I just upgraded my hermit crabs from a 20 tall to a 20 long and I put background along the back and sides of the tank, I’m wondering, when I put the UTH on the side, should I put it under the background or can I put it over the background? The UTH has no adhesive and I’ve used it on multiple...
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    Help Bearded Dragon Vomiting

    I moved him to the 75 gallon today and he’s been doing well. He hasn’t pooped yet today, but I fed him a small meal (18 small crickets) and he ate them all. He’s been out to bask a bit, but mostly hiding, probably just the new environment.
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    Help Bearded Dragon Vomiting

    I dust all his feeders with zoo med calcium powder, no D3 because that’s all I could find, but I will make sure the next bottle has D3 in it. I have no issues with any insects, in fact, I prefer roaches over crickets LOL. Dubias are fine to have here, all reptile stores around me sell them. I’ll...
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    Help Bearded Dragon Vomiting

    He did a healthy looking poop this morning! So no concerns of Impaction and no problems with anything related to diarrhea, also it doesn’t look like he’s dyhydrated either just based on the urates that came out with it. I think he’s gonna be fine as long as there are no parasites
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    Help Bearded Dragon Vomiting

    Okay, thanks. Maybe he just didn’t like eating later in the day? Also I’ve got his 75 gallon almost setup, just have to cut the tile, would it be bad for me to get him in there on I don’t know, maybe sometime between Monday and Wednesday? Considering the vomit May be due to stress, I don’t want...
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    Help Bearded Dragon Vomiting

    I only used the romaine once, was maybe half a teaspoon once it was all cut up, it wasn’t on its own, it was mixed with some dandelion greens, I just used it to kinda bulk up his salad as I was low on other stuff, won’t use it anymore as I don’t want issues, I’ve never used iceberg though, I...
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    Help Bearded Dragon Vomiting

    Oh okay, the diarrhea makes sense to me, not so much the vomiting though, thanks for the info, I will look into it. He pooped twice today and neither stool looked runny. He’s been out for a bit, was even on his basking platform just now, so I suppose that’s a good sign.




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