Do Any Of You Have Heat Matts In Your Viv's For Bd's??if So Where?
I Took Mine Out Because I Dont Really Like Them And My Male Kept Digging It Up The Little Night Mare Him....
Any Info Would Be Grt....
i have one in mine under the sand it doesnt seem to bother my bd at all. het will occasionally ig down where it is warmer tho. i find it keeps the temp correct at night for him which is why i use one, i also keep in the warm end of the tank
do you find thats hot enough then?what temps it reaching?
ive got my bulds on a dimmer stat,its fine other than my flat is very hot anyway,, and the bulds turn right off at times,but temps in side viv ok tho!!!!
If the bulb is sometimes completely off then as you said it's very hot in your room and that would also affect the temps. in the viv too. If this is the case, then i would ditch the heatmat. I had the same problem with my 3ft viv, the bulb was never bloody on but i also had a heatmat buried under the sand.
So i ditched the heatmat and now the heat lamp is working much better. Don't worry about the night time, as long as your room is warm then there should'nt be a problem, Anyway, I normally leave my heat lamp on but i turn down the dimming stat to 75 incase it gets too cold.
I would always recommend a stat for a heat mat. Ideally they are to be used under the glass of the viv as Bd have sharp claws and tend to dig them up.I recommend the heat rocks with a stat on wooden vivs, but this always causes debate as people come out with impossible reasons not to use them.
As i say any heat source should be regulated via a stat as to minimise the risk of burning or overheatingunderheating. the beauty of having an ambient heat source on a stat is that it will only work when required so no need to worry about house temps.