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  1. Snakes
    Not going to mention company names but my parents recently changed from one supplier to another recently and keeping 5 snakes and getting a 6th tomorrow I've always given them money to pay for their electric consumption even though heat mats don't take much. :2thumb: Anyway, I run 3, 15 watt...
  2. Snakes
    This is in reference to a problem I posted 3/4 of a year ago and still have not found an answer. The old thread is linked here: http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/snakes/923283-vibrating-snakes.html but since it is so old, I wasn't sure if the best thing to do was to bring it up top, or to...
  3. Snakes
    Hi, this has likely been asked before, does anyone know how much it would cost to run 2 x 250w ceramic heaters, both connected to their own pulse proportional thermostat? or perhaps a calculation? many thanks
  4. General Herp Chat
    Does anyone with a head for numbers fancy helping me out? I have dyscalculia (dyslexia with numbers), have been trying for weeks to work out the power usage of my tanks and vivs, but keep having to give up. I either end up with completely random numbers or lose track of where I am. I know they...
  5. Snakes
    To set the scene: I keep my snakes in an insulated cabin at my dads house, and go round there everyday to check them (I can't keep them with me at the mo) He rang me today to say the RSPCA had been round and had asked to see the snakes. Despite me telling him before not to let them in without...
  6. Equipment & Supplies
    Hello! Right I currently live with my parents and my mum is becoming increasingly unhappy with her electricity bills due to me having a turtle! Has anyone got any ideas how I can reduce the amount of electricity I use? Currently I: - Have a water heater with a thermostat that is on 24/7 -...
  7. Lizards
    how do you calculate how much electricity you spend daily on your reps i.e, how much does it cost to run a 14 inch by 14inch heatmat daily? ive gone back home from uni with my reptiles, and my brother has insisted that he wants to take care of Axel (leo) over xmas (hes 14 i think), so im...
  8. Equipment & Supplies
    Another thread recently posted made me think, how much power are we using on our animals? Since I only have cresties the requirements are quite modest, but I can imagine if you have a room full of heat lovers, it could go up quite a bit. So the thought occurs, what's the peak electrical power...
  9. Snakes
    I just posted this in the Shelled area and thought that some of you guys may appreciate it:whistling2: Electricity is 'sold' in KwH's, this is the quantity of Kw required in one hour. Therefore a 1000w appliance will consume 1Kw every hour it is on and a 500w appliance would take two hours to...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Bit of a random question. My mum said, that even though my snake has a heat pad, when I got him, the electrticy didnt do u by a lot, if at all. But I cant help think that it is because it is only a small wattage. But I know that the bulb is like 100W or what ever, for my tortoise bulb. Will...
  11. Newbie Advice
    I live with my wife and two roommates in a large 8 ½ plus a huge basement, I have two aquariums with lights and filters plus eight vivariums that all have either UVB bulbs/neon, heat lamps or heat pads/wires or a combination of the above. When I moved in, the roommate of mine that already lived...
  12. Snakes
    Hey, I've just been alerted by my local council that the electricity in my region is going to be switched off from 11am until 5pm two days from now and I'm worried as I have five vivariums that are going to go without heat. I'd really appreciate it if anyone could give me tips or advice on what...
  13. Snakes
    Hi, I've got a young, 4.5 foot boa constrictor. I am currently heating the tank with a heatmat and 150w infra red bowlb. I wondered if there is any other kind of heating to increase the background temperatur, which does not use as much electricity. Does anyone have an idea or do u know if one...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So I'm setting up a new tortoise home, nearly finished. The pair are in it now, just needs some more decor and things to entertain them a bit. Anyway, go in to put up the (probably) last light. Didn't really think about it, plugged it in, then got it in place. Nearly finished when boom...
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