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Heat Help for Emp

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by DrummerRob, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. DrummerRob

    DrummerRob Arachnopeon

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    Hi there, I have had my Emperor tank setup for 12 hours its a 16x10x8" with an 6x11" heat mat on the back. False bottom etc.
    I've had the heat mat on for 12 hours now and the temperature is still only
    22C / 72F or something like that (it's cold in the UK).
    My humidity is up at 90 can someone give me a little advice as to how to raise the temperature up.
    Should I be using a bulb as well, in which case exactly what do i need to buy??
    Sorry for all the questions but thanks in advance. Rob
     
  2. magikscorps

    magikscorps Arachnoknight

    Get your self a 75 watt Infrared bulb , put it on one end of the tank,your good to go,good lusk............cheers:D
     
  3. DrummerRob

    DrummerRob Arachnopeon

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    ok sounds good. and then do you think just use the heat mat over night or still the bulb and just adjust using a thermostat?
    Is there any need for the mat at all?
     
  4. magikscorps

    magikscorps Arachnoknight

    In my tropical tanks I use both the use of one or the other just does not get the temps up there .........I turn my lights of for about 5 hours overnight...some people leave them on 24-7 just make sure there is a area in your tank with a lower temp so the scorp can adjust temp to its liking...........and the light dries out your substrate quick.....just gotta stay on top of it..........Cheers:D