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Old 01-02-2011, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Hedgie & ReptiTherm Under-Tank Heater, HELP!

Hello,
Im new to the forum and am also getting a new hedgie tomorrow!

I bought the ceramic heat emitter and even with the lowest temperature was keeping the cage too warm. I returned the CHE and got the Reptitherm Under-Tank Heater. The heater has been keeping the cage at about 72 degrees and is perfect but I have only had it installed for about 2 hours. The packaging says it could take 6 hours to heat up all the way. I have the Rheostat temperature controller on the lowest setting and it has been perfect. But like i said it could take 6 hours to heat up all the way.

If anyone has the under-tank heater, can you tell me if it doesn't actually take that long and if it works out well for you and your hedgie...

Thank You Warmly,
-NathanielPatton
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Hedgie & ReptiTherm Under-Tank Heater, HELP!

CHE is better for the hedgie. it will warm up the air and not the just the floor. What you need is this: http://www.warehousedeals.com/Zoo-Med-R ... ce=froogle

It works with a CHE light and only puts it on when it is needed to be put on. It can even be set to whatever temperature you want it to be at.
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