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Old 09-04-2008, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 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..

Anything cheaper??
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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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.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Reaper, thanks for the info, do you think this is an ok controller?
http://www.saltylivestock.com/shopexd.asp?id=69356

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
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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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.
http://www.reptilesupply.com/product...oducts_id=2534
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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What does this one do?
http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.php?products_id=75
(Sorry for so many questions!!!)
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Nancy, so do you reccomend 100 watts? And which "one" are you talking about? mine or reapers? thankd :P
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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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?
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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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