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Posted by LdyPayne on May 08, 2003 at 20:24:59:

In Reply to: Welcome........... posted by Joel R on May 08, 2003 at 13:07:59:

It's good you are doing research first.

For the 20 gal you may be able to get away with a 60W basking light. I have a 35 gal tank for my young beardie (about 5 months old now) and it gets plenty hot...I bought a hooded clamp from Canadian Tire (I am sure you can get the same thing from any hardware/home improvement type store like home depot) for half the price of just a hooded socket from the petstore. They rate up to 75 W bulbs. The maximun temperture in teh baskign spot should be around 105 F. I am not really confident it is good to have babies under anything hotter than that but that is my personal feelings. My bearded dragon starts to gab at anything higher than 100F

The cooler temperature shouldn't fall below 65f at night and if your home temperature is consistantly around 72-75 F you shouldn't have to worry about it. You do need the cool area around 80-85F during the day to give a place for your dragon to go to cool down if he gets too hot. I would recommend buying a good digital indoor/outdoor probe to monitor the high/low temperature in the basking spot and a cheaper digital indoor/outdoor to monitor the cooler end.

Hmm think I answered all your questions for now.





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