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Hi Everyone,

Just after some advice on what people think is the best ceramic setup for a royal?

I currently have one of the DIY ceramic holders from ebay with a custom guard, PP stat and 150w ceramic (changing for a 100w).
This holder is on its last legs so I'm looking to replace.

What does everyone else use?

I like the look of the Lucky Reptile Thermosocket as it fastens through the viv roof and secures with a locknut. I understand that LR make a guard that will fit around the Thermosocket + reflector - is a reflector necessary with a ceramic??

Can anyone suggest a suitable holder and guard that gives a good gap around the heater element?

Cheers!
 

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You do not need a reflector for a ceramic. You can get all in one ceramic fitting that have a ceramic holder inside a guard. All youve got to do it fix it to the Viv and put the ceramic lamp into it. This would be your best bet but they are a bit pricey. Don't use the stupid little ceramic lamp holders that you see all over eBay. I personally think they are junk and dangerous because if you look at the back of it the terminals are completely exposed. Get a fitting where the terminal are enclosed by a cover. If you look at some pics you will see what I mean.
 

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You do not need a reflector for a ceramic. You can get all in one ceramic fitting that have a ceramic holder inside a guard. All youve got to do it fix it to the Viv and put the ceramic lamp into it. This would be your best bet but they are a bit pricey. Don't use the stupid little ceramic lamp holders that you see all over eBay. I personally think they are junk and dangerous because if you look at the back of it the terminals are completely exposed. Get a fitting where the terminal are enclosed by a cover. If you look at some pics you will see what I mean.
I know exactly what you mean - I don't like the ones we currently use and I'm going to change them all when our reps go into their new vivs.

I've got a komodo ceramic holder which is totally encased like you mention which I could use with one of the universal brackets livefoodsbypost sell.
I don't suppose you have a link to any of the fittings which are an all in one?
 

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I know exactly what you mean - I don't like the ones we currently use and I'm going to change them all when our reps go into their new vivs.

I've got a komodo ceramic holder which is totally encased like you mention which I could use with one of the universal brackets livefoodsbypost sell.
I don't suppose you have a link to any of the fittings which are an all in one?
Im just trying to look for them now. They sell them in my local shop but I can't seem to find them online. I thought it was lucky or pro rep but not too sure. I'll keep looking mate and let u know.
 

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Im just trying to look for them now. They sell them in my local shop but I can't seem to find them online. I thought it was lucky or pro rep but not too sure. I'll keep looking mate and let u know.
Thanks very much, really appreciate it :2thumb:
 

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I can't say I've ever heard of them either but they look pretty good! Thanks for your help! :-D
 

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Hi volly on here sells the gaerds and you can get caramics for under £10 on eBay iv had the same ones over 2 years now there work great lamp if u need a new es caramic lamp holder let me know il thow u one in the post . Jay
 
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