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Old 01-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I want to make sure I'm not forgetting anything as far as heating goes before I checkout at Amazon. Is this everything I will need? I feel like I might be forgetting something.

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http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Repticare ... ef=lh_ni_t

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http://www.amazon.com/Designers-Edge-In ... 375&sr=1-1

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http://www.amazon.com/Zilla-Temperature ... 480&sr=1-1

And I'm going to use a Sterilite tub as a cage.
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Everything looks right to me, just make sure you have a digital thermometer with a probe as well, to double check against the thermostat. I have that same thermostat and love it. The only thing is that you have to play around with it for a bit before you get the right temperature setting for your cage. But once you have it, it generally does great, and it should stay pretty steady with a sterilite cage (mine was an open, drafty C&C). You might even be able to get away with a 75 or 60 watt CHE bulb, since the sterilite tubs tend to hold the heat in really well. I remember reading a post from someone that tried a 100 watt bulb and found that it was actually too strong and heated the cage up too well. After they switched to a lower wattage, the set up did fine.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I knew there was something else! Would this work?
http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Digital-T ... 475&sr=1-3
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Yup, that should work fine! It looks similar to one of the ones I have.
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That fixture says its for incandesent bulbs, and it doesn't say if it has a ceramic fixture so it might not be safe for a CHE. Also a 10 inch dome spreads the heat out alot better than an 8.5 inch dome like that.
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I must've copy and pasted wrong cause this is the lamp I'm planning on getting. Is this one ok?
http://www.amazon.com/Terra-Light-Porce ... 384&sr=1-3
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Yes that one is safe!omg
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Thanks.
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