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  1. Snakes
    Hello, first post and haven't looked around much so sorry if this is a common question. I've just ordered a new 3ft vivarium for my royal python and I am unsure what ceramic heater would be best. If anyone has any suggestions please reply. I'm asking this because I cannot use a heat mat in...
  2. Habitat
    I have a crested gecko. I got her over the summer, where the general temperature plus a heat mat was enough to keep her vivarium at around 24-25C during the day, and about 20C-21C at night. However, now that winter’s coming in, it’s harder to keep the temps up. From the start I had a thermostat...
  3. Snakes
    I should (providing I can sort this) be getting a nice little Royal mid next week, it will be my first Royal (well and first snake : victory: ) Bare in mind its only little I opted to start it in a nice snug 9l Rub, however I'm having issues creating a hot end of the needed 30-32. Currently I...
  4. Newbie Advice
    Hello! I'm setting up my first viv that is intended for a young corn. The viv is wooden and just over 2ft. I have a 13.5w heat mat that covers a good half of the bottom of the viv and it is hooked up to a thermostat. The heat probe is currently directly ontop Of the heatmat, as is the...
  5. Newbie Advice
    hi im Tasha im new here so bear with me this is my first post. I have a royal python in a vivarium with a heat matt and a 40w 150lm refector lamp in a cage. I was wondering should I use only the lamp during the day and then the heat matt for the night? Or heat matt and bulb during the day then...
  6. Snakes
    Hi guys, I have recently moved my corn snake into a 3'x2'x2' vivarium but I'm having a hard time getting the temperatures right. I have a dimmer thermostat with the probe placed on the back wall of the hot side of his vivarium, but when the heat reaches about 30-31 degrees celcius, his cool side...
  7. Lizards
    Hi Im setting up my beardies new viv which is 4ftx2ftx2ft and im unsure of the heating. So Ive been told to use a 150watt bulb and basking spot about a foot away from bulb...seems a little hot to me! i currently use a 60watt bulb (3ftx1ftx1ft viv) and easily reaches 105-110F about 6 inches from...
  8. Snakes
    Hi I'm moving my cb13 into a new viv from his plastic tub,iv fitted a bulb with guard on a dimmer stat with the temp probe for the stat half way through the viv but my cool side temp is low like 20°c I'm reluctant to move him in because this is to low as far a I know. The viv is 3ft / 18inchs...
  9. Lizards
    I am getting a crestie soon and need to know about lighta nd heating. My house gets pretty cold so will be using a light on top of the viv I was wondering what wattage and how long I have it on for also wether I need two bulbs one for day and one for night thanks
  10. Snakes
    My common boa is in a 4x2x2 viv which is currently heated by a 150w ceramic heater (with a guard and thermostat of course). I'm wondering if I can lag the viv so as to heat it more efficiently and thereby reduce heating costs. Anybody tried this or what could you use to achieve good results? Thanks.
  11. Lizards
    Just set up my 4x2x2 viv for a bearded dragon. How long does it take to heat up? It's been on about 6hrs and its only on 20c in the middle, thermostat is on about 36c. Am I being impatient. Should I wack the thermostat up full then turn it down when it's got up to temperature?
  12. Lizards
    Hi, I've been using a heat mat attached to the side of the tank along with a basking light at the top but the basking light is really bad so I am going to switch to a ceramic heater and just want to ask will it work if the ceramic heater is on the outside of the mesh on top? and also would a...
  13. Lizards
    Hey there my crestie is in a 45cmx 45cm x45cmm exoterra as shes only young but will move to a bigger vivariums in a few months but anyway im having big trouble trying to keep it warm enough. I have a 12watt heat mat on the outside of the exoterra stuck to the class on one wall and its barely...
  14. Habitat
    Hi what size ceramic bulb is best for heating up a 4x2x2 vivarium for a bearded dragon? Thanks Will :-)
  15. Lizards
    Hi All Iv been struggling with heating my viv as its been chilly recently, luckily I haven’t got a gecko at the moment as i want to make sure i can get the temp righ before I pick them up. It’s for a crested gecko and at the moment i have a heat mat on the side but its not heating the viv up...
  16. Newbie Advice
    I am close to finishing my vivarium which I am putting together by buying bits from different places, anyway, to the point. I have heard conflicting opinions as to whether you can put a heat mat inside a wooden vivarium, I just wondered what you guys thought as it would work out a lot cheaper if...
  17. Lizards
    hi all im using a thermostat to regulate tempriture but the heat buld doesnt seem to stay on for very long sort of on of for 5 mins each is this ok or do i need to adjust things or change to a dimmer any help would b great thanks : victory:
  18. Lizards
    I have just bought my son a Bearded Dragon this weekend and having fitted all the UV and heating lamps I had a few questions. 1. What is the best temperature gradient for 4ft Viv housing a 3 month old Bearded Dragon (temperatures for both basking and cooler end of the Viv in celcius)? 2. I...
  19. Habitat
    whats the best heat source for heating a 4x2x2 viv a 100 watt bulb dosent seem to be gerring the basking temp on the floor to the required temp
  20. Snakes
    hi just bought a 5ft x 3ft deep x 2ft high viv for my corn snakes i currently use a heat matt on my viv at the minute just wondered what would be better to heat this viv with as it's a bit bigger then what i'm used to. would some sort of heat bulb be any use
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