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    I recently upgraded my vivarium to a 45x45x60cm, but i'm noticing the tank isn't as warm as the smaller tank used to be, I have a 15x28cm heat mat on the bottom of the tank.
    Does anyone have any recommendations for keeping the tank warmer, especially as winter is approaching.

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    You could try adding a heat lamp or CHE on a thermostat.
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    to supplement heat, I generally use a 25W CHE (the smallest I've found). another or a larger heat mat would help as well.
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    thanks for the information. what size of heat mat would you recommend ?

    Do you use a thermostat with the CHE ?

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    I don't use a thermostat in a 24" high tank. that's a good amount of space for a gradient, I just check the temp right under the lamp at the natural basking spot to make sure it isn't too hot.

    size of mat? that all depends on room temp fluctuations, depth of substrate, etc etc.
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    i've only been able to find a 50w CHE. do you think that would be alright or could you point me in the right direction to find a smaller bulb

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty105 View Post
    i've only been able to find a 50w CHE. do you think that would be alright or could you point me in the right direction to find a smaller bulb
    Here's a 25 watt CHE that screws into a standard base.
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