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RE: Better than biopod

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Posted by: markg at Mon Nov 5 13:13:18 2018  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

For heat control, it will depend somewhat on the type of heater. For all non-light-emitting heaters, a proportional controller is best. Those are available at herp supply dealers such as Reptile Basics Inc and the Bean Farm.

Type of heater depends on the reptile/amphibian needs. I think ceramic heat emitters are superb but for these animals (snakes especially), the emitter must not be able to be touched by the animal. Larger areas can use a radiant heat panel instead - at least the surface does not get as hot. RBI and the Bean Farm have those too.

Water temp control - you already know about that as a fish keeper. I still used a proportional controller for an aquarium heater on my turtle tank. I set the aquarium heater to about 82 just so it would stay ON, then I set the proportional controller at 80 to keep the water at 80. Much tighter control than the aquarium heater itself, and since you don't cycle the aquarium heater switch, they actually can last longer.

Misters are available (e.g. mist king).


   

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