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Old 09-04-2013, 01:15 PM
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Please can someone on here tell me the best type of heating for a crestie. At the moment mine has a 60 watt bulb and a heat mat set 26c at night. I'm aware that this isn't perfect, which is why I want to change it. Please help as I'm a very new owner of a crestie and I have a lot to learn.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:04 PM
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This is one of many threads like this. Most of the newbie queries are related to cresties, beardies or leos! Try clicking search on the top of the newbie help page and looking for previous threads on this topic while someone gets back to you. I have seen 3-4 threads on this in the last week, would help if i could.
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Knew i remembered the name. In your last very similar thread someone advised you pulse thermostat+ceramic element/bulb.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:30 PM
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I use a dimmer stat and light dome with a ceramic bulb for day time temps and then of at night.
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I'm using a ceramic heat bulb with a cage type heat guard over it so they don't get burned and a pulse stat, but a dimmer stat and heat lamp with heat guard is pretty much the same, it's all down to preference
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:35 AM
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A ceramic is the easiest option, only has to be low wattage and doesn't affect any lights you might have in your set up.

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Heat guards can be expensive from shops (For some reason). There are people that make them for cheaper on the forum .

A dimmer or pulse stat is a must, these ceramics can get seriously hot and an on/off stat will make you're temps irregular and shorten the ceramics lifespan, or possibly blow it.

Make sure you're also using a digital thermometer underneath the heat source so you're sure of the temps you're getting.

All in all, not exactly a cheap transition. But the good news is there's no rush. Your crested will be fine for the time being.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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Thanks, Rottalma, I'll do that.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:31 AM
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Oops, I must have missed, I'll go look at that post, thanks again.
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Thanks very much, Jesterone, I agree that a ceramic would be the best option. I think that's what I'll go for. My crestie is in a Exo Terra 45x45x60, could I position a ceramic on top of the mesh instead of inside the vivarium?
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Thanks very much, Jesterone, I agree that a ceramic would be the best option. I think that's what I'll go for. My crestie is in a Exo Terra 45x45x60, could I position a ceramic on top of the mesh instead of inside the vivarium?
You can put it above the mesh no problem. Just make sure the ceramic isn't directly touching the mesh. You can use a dome casing if you can find a good fitting one.
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