heating pads

heating pads

Postby stretch » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:42 pm

Hi I have a wooden tank, should the heating pad be underneath the tank on the outside or on the inside underneath the substrate?

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Postby jka » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:47 pm

I prefer to test my heat pads to see where its the most suitable, some of my cages got heat pads under the substrate and some on the outside.
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Postby Serpy » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:51 pm

For a wooden cage i'd go with inside the cage.
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Postby jka » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:52 pm

I hate it when the snakes have direct contact with their heat source so I put the heat pad under a carpet/astro turf and put my other substrate(chips) on it. Even if they borrow into the chips the carpet still covers the heat pad.
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Postby stretch » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:12 pm

Thanks will try in the tank under astro, been keeping the pad underneath the tank which rests on a solid wood table, this seems to cause the pad to get incredibly hot.

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Postby jka » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:33 pm

You can always make a removable floor for the cage that is a few cm above the heat pad and put the heat pad underneath it.

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Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:40 am

It is always better to use a thermostat because if the wood or substrate catches alight then you will burn everything down. It has happened, believe me.
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Postby stretch » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:45 am

Thanks, where can I buy a thermostat and how do you connect it to a heating pad?
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Postby froot » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Read the instructions that come with the thermostat. Search for a device called a 'Compu Thermo'.
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Postby stretch » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:42 pm

Will do, Thanks froot.

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