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    Hi! I have been researching heating and UVB more and I was looking into getting a deep heat projector and shade dweller 7% UVB-both by Arcadia (both over mesh) What thermostat should I use for the dhp in the US? Is it ok to put it directly on top of the mesh? and how should I set it up so that the desired heat and UV index is the same from 12” away?
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    Put it on the mesh. I like the ESU or Zilla thermostat which is not too expensive and has been working well for me for over 10 years. Consult Arcadia about distance for desired heat and UV (most of your heat should be coming from under tank heater).

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    I have a DHP and an arcadia shade dweller. I have a Herpstat Ez2 for the DHP-
    my cage is 12 inches tall, with an inch of slate directly under the DHP. The Hood for the DHP is 8 inches tall and the 50w bulb is about two inches long when screwed into the socket.

    This means the surface of the bulb is about 17 inches from the basking surface - I have the thermostat probe placed with the wire wedged between two pieces of slate so that the probe does not wiggle around too much. Without the thermostat the rock under the bulb quickly gets to about 110*F.

    I didn't worry about trying to make sure both the light source and the bulb are at exactly 12 inches. The light is, since the cage is only 12 inches tall and the Arcadia fixtures are flat if that makes sense. I would focus on keeping the UV at the right distance, a thermostat will keep the heat at the proper temperature even if it is a little farther away than suggested on the box.
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