Originally Posted by Conlington
So I recently purchased a 90x45x90 tank for my whites tree frogs.
I've now done my first wave of planting, have my water feature in and its just little bits and bobs left.
Before I put my frogs in I wanted to first make sure I could first get a handle on the temperatures in the tank.
I have 2 heat mats under the tank which so far I honestly cant tell if there making much of a difference, the one on the side of the tank how ever is the one I'm worrying about, I have a stay on all of them and the one on the side heat mat is digital.
So my read out is about 29c at the moment, but when I touch the inside of the glass it feels very hot. Is this normal?
I was hoping to put my whites in at the weekend and so far I'm worried that the side heat mat may burn them, or is that just me being paranoid?
The heat mat on the bottom won't be heating the tank as all the substrate will blocking it. Lucky it's an Exo that is raised otherwise your tank would have cracked. Thermal blocking is dangerous.
The glass shouldn't feel hot to the touch just warm. Where have you got the stat probe? Obviously if stat is set to say 27c but the probe is no where near the mat the mat itself will get much warmer.
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