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post #11 of 167 Old 03-12-2015, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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where was the bearded dragon,and why wasn't he happy ?

He was in the living room until October then he got moved him to our guess room. It's about time to move him back to the living room but we moved the cabinet out his tank sit on. So now he is sleeping with the fish. (I know it was bad but how often can you use that line?)

He is a cool pet about half the year, but in late fall when the days get shorter he goes into brumation. For those that don't know brumation is kind of like hibernation but he isn't fully asleep. He will stop eating and sleep 23 hours a day, we keep his lights on everyday, wake him up for a bath, and to eat every few weeks, but he just sits in the tank doing nothing until the days get longer and he becomes active again.

I hope in the fish room he won't see the days changing and will only have his light to know if it's day or night so maybe that will stop the brumation, we have talked to others with Beard Dragons theirs don't sleep as much as ours.


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post #12 of 167 Old 03-12-2015, 04:59 PM
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hi
my one slept all through from November until march,and was less than impressed
when i woke her one time on her first brumation.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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my one slept all through from November until march,and was less than impressed
when i woke her one time on her first brumation.
Sounds like ours, but ours is awake now and eating good. Wonder why no one talked about that before we got ours?


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post #14 of 167 Old 03-13-2015, 04:42 PM
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i learnt about brumation from a reptile site that i found.
the breeder that i actually got my baby dragon didn't even tell me.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Nice accidental screw up with the wiring, love when that happens! You'll have no problem with power, I ran a 15 & a 20 to my room, it originally was a 4th bedroom I built in. Kids grow up, move out, pull a 20 to add to the 15 & no problems ever.
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post #16 of 167 Old 03-14-2015, 05:24 AM
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Had they told you about brumation would you have bought one? Haha I bet not, selling pets is simmilar to sellling used cars.
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i still would have bought mine

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As an electrician, for 20 amp, you should have at least 12ga. 14 is not large enough for all that power, especially with heaters running. You are seriously risking an electrical fire.
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Nice accidental screw up with the wiring, love when that happens! You'll have no problem with power, I ran a 15 & a 20 to my room, it originally was a 4th bedroom I built in. Kids grow up, move out, pull a 20 to add to the 15 & no problems ever.
yes it worked out very well in the end.

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As an electrician, for 20 amp, you should have at least 12ga. 14 is not large enough for all that power, especially with heaters running. You are seriously risking an electrical fire.

Sorry I wasn't clear, I ran 14 ga wire for my new outlets planning on using a 15 amp breaker but the electrician that hooked everything into the breaker book hooked up two 15 amp breakers one for the left side of the room and one for the right side of the room.

The outlets that where in the room to start with is on a 20 amp but I don't know the wire they used. He did test that circuit and it was pulling 3.4 amps so I'm guessing all the heaters where not on at that point.


Spent the weekend cleaning the room up and putting everything into its place. I have a buddy coming over this weekend to help em put my 125g up. I will see about getting some new pics this week.


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Had they told you about brumation would you have bought one? Haha I bet not, selling pets is simmilar to sellling used cars.

We would have still bought ours I think. We enjoy having him even if it's part time.


You can follow Old Fort Exotics on You Tube and on my Fish room thread.

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https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...h-room-517930/

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