Heating methods

afs rock

Arachnosquire
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What kind of heating method do you use and what do you think works best
 

AzJohn

Arachnoking
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I use al kinds. The easiest is to set aside a room for inverts and keep the whole room at the required temps. I also use heat pads, (placed on the side) and heat lamps. Both work best if they are used with a thermostate. Both will dry out a tank.

John
 

Michiel

Arachnoking
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ordinary red bulbs for the terraria and DYI closet is heated with heat cables....
 

AutumnRose93

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Right now I use a heat lamp and heat pad under the tank. I may be looking for other methods though.
 

LD50Qc

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Heat pad under the tank is definetly not a good way to heat.

Why? : Scorpions dig some burrows when they want to reach a cooler temperature. So heating under the tank don't let this possibility.

The appropriate heating is always by the side of the tank (above the substate) or by top. The heat has to be transmitted by the air, not by the substrate. Compare it with the natural environment and you will understand it very rapidly!

The best way to heat a tank is by side with a heat-cable.
 
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BAM1082

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A DIY Closet?

Can u post some Pictures Michiel?

Im going to be moving my tanks around in the spring. Allways good to bounce Ideas from the Pro's ;)
 
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