im picking up my new common boa tomorow and im putting it in a 4x1x1 or a 4x2x2 viv and i was wondering what watt bulb i would need?can anyone help me please? thanks
They don't need any guard whatsoever and they are super thin you don't even notice them in your viv's! They produce heat just like any other ceramic but they direct it downwards not up sideways and down therefore they are much more economical. They are 75w and probably produce the same heat as a normal 150w ceramic and above.... I've not used them yet obviously as I've only just ordered, but got 5 of them costing nearly £300 :evil:mark67123 said:I prefer ceramics over bulbs as well really - can be left on 24/7 if need be, with zero disturbance and they last years.
Welshgaz - I've never considered the radiators - can you get a thermal gradient ok with them? Do they need to be guarded like a ceramic?
The reason we splashed out a sh$t load is because our leccy bill is getting bigger! We currently have 900watts of ceramic so hoping 5 of these babies using 375w is going to decrease it a shed load and in a few months they should pay for themselves!mark67123 said:Cheers, I'll have a read.
Reckon the price would have to come down a bit before I got rid of my ceramics though :shock:
Let us know how you get on with them when you've got yours fitted.
You keeping a Royal in a 6x2 viv, how big is the Royal?markhill said:I have a 6 foot by 2 foot with a heat nat and a normal 40 watt bulb on a dimmerstat and that is doing ok,I may need to change to a 60 watt bulb with winter coming,I'll just have to wait and see.Its for a royal though, Boas not big enough yet.