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01-26-2011, 11:07 AM
I have a tokay in a 55 gallon glass tank. He is very content but I am having a little bit of trouble keeping the heat up. I have two sticky heat pads attached to one end (it is a lot cooler at the other) and a lamp that is on 24/7 with a red heat bulb. I would love to get this tank warmer, but I'm not sure how. I thought about getting some foam poster board and covering the back and side walls of the tank. Not sure if that would help or not...

Riverside Reptiles
01-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Ceramic heat element on a thermostat.

02-06-2011, 11:08 AM
Cover the entire top except where the lamps shine through.

Use a thermostat on the lamps.

Add an exhaust fan in one corner.

Use a humitistat to control the fan which will draw out excessive humidity.

A natural planted substrate combined with a fully covered top will maintain high humitity and temperature without controls, the addition of a thermostat and humidistat will maintain your desired settings with ease. In most cases a set-up like this works with your normal misting and plant maintenance schedule. It also works well with timed misting systems or those that operate on a humidistat of their own.

On aquariums that size I use aluminium plate to make the cover, but any waterproof material should work just as well.

Maurice Pudlo