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Exo-Terra Questions

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Posted by: thunor at Tue Nov 18 02:57:21 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by thunor ]  
   

I have a couple of things I am aiming at doing with my Exo Terra tank 36x18x18" that I am
setting up after storing it for a while. I have had problems in the past with not being able to
keep temps and humidity up as high as I would like for this habitat.

I am looking for feedback or suggestions on how I can do this perhaps better.

1) Having glass cut to fit into the 4 rectangles on the top cover to better hold in humidity. In
the past I took a cheesy way out and just lay a towel over the top of the tank...this did allow
me to soak the towel once in a while to try to get the humidity up but tended to dry out way
too fast.

2) Room that I keep the tank in has a tendency to run lower on temperatures as well as humidity.
To correct the temperature problems I am looking at putting 2 undertank heaters on my tank. One for
the "cool side" using a 500R. One for the "hot side" using a Herpstat Intro. Between these two I am hoping
to be able to better regulate the temp through the entire tank.

Thoughts on any issues that I may run into with making these 2 basic changes to my tank? I know that raising
the humidity up in the Exo Terra has a high tendency to cause rust on the less than great tops but I can
deal with that down the road when I look to replace the entire top with something custom. Appreciate any suggestions from "real world" experiences.

Also, any highly recommended UTHs? Thanks in advance.


   

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