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Old 16-01-2013, 07:03 PM
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Hi all.

I am a proud owner of a B albop and an A genic and I am looking to create a more permanent arrangement at the moment as I am sure my collection is going to grow over time.

As this is quite a cold house, I have opted for a viv stack as shown in the below link; of which I am going to try and moderate the temperature internally in the most cost effective manner.

Buy LX Range Stackable Vivariums online for Reptiles and Snakes Scotland UK

Now initially, I was going to heat the enclosure with a large thermostat controlled heat strip along the back of the viv but realise this is not going to do much for the air temperature. I have now started to look at the possibility a small tubular heater ( 500mm 55w Hylite Slimline Eco Tubular Heater With Thermostat ) being fixed inside the viv.

My question is, which of the above is more recommended (or possibly both at the same time?)

Does anyone have any experience with a similar set up?
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Depends how cold your house gets but a heat mat inside a viv would usually be fine....
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Old 17-01-2013, 06:49 AM
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Depends how cold your house gets but a heat mat inside a viv would usually be fine....
At the moment, it is getting down to about 16 degrees celcius during the night.
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At the moment, it is getting down to about 16 degrees celcius during the night.
My room is the same and mine are in a heated cabinet and doing just fine!
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I had a cabinet with glass sliding doors a heat mat on each shelf and foil lining the inside of the cabinet as my house was pretty cold too, had all 3 heatmats on one stat as they are only about 20watt max
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My room is the same and mine are in a heated cabinet and doing just fine!
How do you heat your cabinet?
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How do you heat your cabinet?

Just with a heat mat stuck to the back wall of the cabinet........
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