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Old 23-03-2020, 01:24 AM
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would a 100w bulb be the way to go or a larger one (obviously with guard)
It depends on the location of the vivarium, and how warm your house normally is. Having a larger 150w heater will mean it reaches temperature quicker, and the heater won't need to work as hard to maintain temperature. I used to use 150w trough heaters in my old vivs, but in the new rack unit I've built opted for White Python compact ceramics of 100w in the 120cm viv mentioned above. But these vivs are in our lounge, which typically remains above 21c all year round, even when the heating is off at night. The stack in the spare room have the old 150w trough CHE's as it often drops to 17c in the small hours on a cold night in winter.

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What would be the best dimension viv for a Male?
Personally it makes no difference - I have an adult male that is the same length, weight and build as my females... all are in 120cm enclosures. (seen here still undergoing decoration)
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Old 25-03-2020, 09:30 PM
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Thanks looks really good that, what lights are in the vivs? Led?
Are the probe I see near the ceramic heaters fro the stat or thermometer?

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Old 26-03-2020, 03:55 AM
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Yes the lights are under cabinet LED lighting (search for Lampop LED Under Cabinet on Amazon) - The clips are screwed to the tops rather than using the magnets supplied.

Those probes are the thermostats sensors. I build my own using an Arduino and my own PCB that gives up to 8 individual and independent pulse proportional thermostats in one unit. The probes are digital, so also display the temperature at that point. - All the development etc has been documented in threads in the snake section of the forum https://www.reptileforums.co.uk/foru...-rackstat.html
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Old 27-03-2020, 10:46 PM
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Thanks much appreciated, time to have a look round for equipment I think😁
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Old 22-04-2020, 04:54 PM
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Right finally got round fo it and bought a 4ft viv which I've assembled and sealed, I've fixed the ceramic bulb and holder with a guard at 3/4 to one side, pleas can anyone advise where I should put the probe for the stat?
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Old 22-04-2020, 06:27 PM
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How to properly place a thermostat probe in a snake viv https://www.reptileforums.co.uk/foru....php?t=1090337


Found this now so will have a good look
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