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Old 06-01-2013, 09:08 PM
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Hi, i currently have my baby leo in a exo terra terranium 45 x 45 but he's out-growing it fast so im just about to move him into a bigger wooden viv. I like the fake desert scene picture backgrounds and have used them in my other glass viv's. With the glass viv you can place them on the outside but with a wooden viv you obviously have to place them inside the viv. My question is, are they safe or are they are fire hazard. I lit a spare cutting of the picture with my lighter and it went into flames pretty quickly dropping lumps of burning plastic. I know there are no naked flames in a viv but i do have a couple of 15w lamps about 4 inches from the back wall. Does anyone think there is a risk of fire with these things and if so are there better alternatives to a bare wall
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:11 PM
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you could hold the 15watt bulb without burning your hand.

but there's no problem with having them inside a wooden viv
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:35 PM
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Thanks for the advice Meko
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:15 PM
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i had one inside my Beardie viv with a 150w spot bulb and a ceramic the other end, with no issues.

the UV faded and cracked it after about 18 months though
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:40 PM
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Should be ok then with a couple of 15w lamps if you have been using 150w. I'll go ahead and install it. Thanks for advice
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