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Old 05-20-2014, 11:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yup, that's a thermostat and they're a required part of a heating set-up. This is a popular one, but there's others as well -
Amazon.com : Zilla 11939 Temperature Controller, 1000-Watt : Reptile Thermostat : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Zilla 11939 Temperature Controller, 1000-Watt : Reptile Thermostat : Pet Supplies
You just want to make sure it says "thermostat" and not "rheostat", which only dim the heat, rather than turning it on or off to keep a stable temp.
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