Originally Posted by wking26
the dome works when plugged into the wall fine, the thermostat i got is the repti-temp rheostat, i was told by the lady at the store i usually go to that it will work the same, by regulating the temp in the cage/tank and turning the che on and off when needed, but the che doesnt seem to go on when plugged into it, i have both set to on and on low, i have felt the bulb and around it and felt no heat at all, that was after 30 min or so. i have it plugged into the wall right now and it is working fine like i said, so not sure whats wrong.
The problem with the rheostat is that it never really turns off, whereas the thermostat will turn off once it reaches a temperature.
It would have been better for you to get the thermostat because you will have less of an electricity bill and you don't risk your hedgie getting too hot.