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02-05-2013, 01:02 PM #1
Crested gecko temps!
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Just wondered if you guys could help me with my temperatures?
I have 25 degrees c on one side and 20 degrees c on the other. ish! And down to 14 at night. Do these sound okay or should I get more heat in their?
02-05-2013, 01:36 PM #2
your daytime temps are OK, as long as he's not under ~22 too often. your nighttime temps are a little on the cold side. can you give him a low-watt ceramic heat emitter (CHE)?Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus
02-05-2013, 01:46 PM #3
Without sounding silly, where would that go on my exo terra? And how often would I need it on? Would I need a habistat? Sorry I'm new to this! Lol
02-05-2013, 02:21 PM #4
you would use a ceramic fixture and place it on top of the screen. you would want to be careful to place it in such a way that you don't melt any plastic. this setup would boost all temps 3-6 degrees; you would want to monitor the temperatures to ensure they're not too hot. how are you monitoring temps now?
this is the bulb I mean
this is an appropriate fixture
this is a great, cheap way to monitor the temps
I would not put such a thing on a thermostat as long as you can check it a few times a day for awhile, to establish that the gradient is correct. I'd do a spot-check on whatever's just beneath the bulb in his cage, and then somewhere farthest away, to get an idea of the temperature gradient inside.
and of course, you don't have to get these things from the Beanfarm. you can sometimes get supplies cheaper from Big Apple Herp, or LLL Reptiles, or elsewhere on the web if you look around.Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus
02-05-2013, 02:25 PM #5
i have two digital thermometers, one in the top right corner and one in the bottom left corner. I have a gradient of about 4 degrees between the two.
What about a small heat mat on the side of the tank instead?
02-05-2013, 07:03 PM #6
I personally don't like those, as I feel that to make a significant difference in temp through the cage it has to be really effing hot on the glass next to it, while the cool end of the cage may still be too cool.
however, many people use that method and think it's great, so it's up to you. there's more than one way to skin a catMorelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus
02-06-2013, 11:21 AM #7
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