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Katie 09-04-2008 05:42 PM

Reccomend and thermostats??????
I am getting the Flunker Ceramic Heat Emmiter (100 Watts) I need to get the lamp and thermostat.. I saw one for $50.. :shock: :o :!: :o :o

Anything cheaper??

Reaper 09-04-2008 05:49 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
The Zoo-Med Repti Temp controller can be found online a lot cheaper. I would recommend a 150 watt emitter. They are only a couple bucks more and for a heater it is better to be hotter than not hot enough. I have a Zoo-Med 150 watt emitter on an ESU controller. ESU changed their name to Zilla I think so I got it cheaper. Look around at reptile supply places on the web and you should be able to find a controller for around 30 bucks.

Katie 09-04-2008 08:01 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
Reaper, thanks for the info, do you think this is an ok controller?

And I am going to go with the 150 watts like you said, is this the one you were talking about?
http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.ph ... cts_id=741

Reaper 09-04-2008 08:15 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
No a rheostat is like a dimmer on a light bulb. A controller works as a thermostat where you can set the temp and it will turn the heat on and off to keep the area at that temperature. Reptile supply is where I purchased a Zilla (formerly ESU) controller.
They have two from Zilla one will handle 500 watts and the second handles up to 1000 watts. Here is the link to the 500 Watt model.

Katie 09-05-2008 08:25 AM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
What does this one do?
(Sorry for so many questions!!!)

Nancy 09-05-2008 09:37 AM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
That's the one I use. It works well with my 100 watt emitter. With the 150 watt emitter, I can't get the temperature regulated low enough.

Katie 09-05-2008 05:48 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
Nancy, so do you reccomend 100 watts? And which "one" are you talking about? mine or reapers? thankd :P

Nancy 09-05-2008 06:07 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
Mine is the Repti Temp 500R like the one you posted. I suggest you choose an emitter size based on the size of your cage. A large cage would probably be ok with a 150. The cages I use are various sizes with the largest being 40" x 20" x 20" high.

What cage are you using? :)

Katie 09-06-2008 12:03 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
Well I am going to use a 3 x 2 or 2.5 cage made out of PCV plastic. I am not going to clip the heater on it, so none of the heater will be touching the cage. I Am also going to make a lot of venalation. What do you recommend?

Nancy 09-06-2008 01:02 PM

Re: Reccomend and thermostats??????
I suggest building the cage, then get whichever brand of thermostat you are going to use as well as the fixture and then when everything is done buy a 100 watt and try it to see where you have to set the dial. If you have to have it set way up high to keep it warm enough, then go to the 150. If you barely have to move the dial, then you might get away with a 60. I would definitely have the cage done before buying. :)

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