Bearded Dragons are a desert species which means they need lots of warmth, UVB and UVA light, and lower humidity.
My setup may change over time as I monitor the environment and adjust accordingly. So far, this is working well for my circumstances. I have a 75g tank set up in a room that is usually very warm, even in winter which gets very cold here in Massachusetts.
Here’s what I’m currently using for light and heat.
- 2 100w Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamps in a Mini Combo Deep Dome
- 36in Reptisun T5HO w/10.0 UVB
- 100w Zoo Med Ceramic Heat Emitter in a 10in dome
- Repurposed the aquarium light as a night light by leaning it against a nearby wall (lights pointed toward the wall). This helped reduce stress caused by “lights out” while keeping light to a minimum so Ash and my fish, who share the room, can all sleep.