Reptile Forums - View Single Post - Setting up a vivarium
View Single Post
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 24-03-2013, 11:11 AM
Exzhal's Avatar
Exzhal Exzhal is offline
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,486

Originally Posted by tawariel View Post
Okay, thanks,guys. My crestie will start in a vivarium measuring 30x30x45, and as it grows I will move it into a 45x45x60. I'm thinking of using a heat mat and a reptile bulb for heating but I have never used a heat mat before,what would be the best size of heat mat to use? I thought a 40w light bulb would be good, the bulb will be on a light bracket, allowing it to be moved closer to the mesh cover in colder weather. Does this sound okay, any advice will be much appreciated.
Habistat Heat Mat 11x11 inch 12W - Heatmats and Heatstrips - Reptile Heating - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop

If you check through the above link it says the size of each heatmat in inches, you want to cover roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of the floor to allow them to go between hot and cold sides easily. I imagine you'd want to use a 4w (5 x 4 inch) or 7w (6 x 11 inch)

Bulb sounds fine
Volunteer for GSDR -
Volunteer for Tameside Animal Shelter -
Reply With Quote