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    So I have an idea for five 40g equivalent bioactive leopard gecko enclosure that are are set up relatively the same.
    Deep heat projector and shade dweller pro one each. I also donít want to brake the bank. Is there a way I can get a thermostat for all the heat and a timer for all the shade dweller pro?
    Is there cheaper good options for heating and lighting instead of what I have?

    Anything helps

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    Some of the herpstat thermostats from spyder robotics are pretty good at multi-unit management - but the ones that can regulate multiple items get pricey quickly. I have the both the EZ1 and the EZ 2 which are non-digital but work really well. I've seen on their website lots of other options. I'd check around. I also don't know how they would work with a deep heat projector. Maybe look at radiant heat panels - these are becoming more popular with ball python keepers
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    I use ZooMed heat cable with which I can heat more than 1 enclosure if I buy a big enough size. I also use the Zilla thermostats that have 3 plug-ins. If the cages are enough in the same place to allow all the heaters to be plugged into the same thermostat, that saves on thermostats. Also, go to Home Depot or equivalent and look for timers that have multiple plug in options as well.

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    A simple option for the timer is a power strip where you can plug in multiple ShadeDweller Pros as long as that doesn't overload the timer.

    I use a simple analog timer I purchased at Home Depot for about $4. It needs resetting after power outages. Digital timers have battery backups that seem to last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebekahmcd View Post
    So I have an idea for five 40g equivalent bioactive leopard gecko enclosure that are are set up relatively the same.
    Deep heat projector and shade dweller pro one each. I also don’t want to brake the bank. Is there a way I can get a thermostat for all the heat and a timer for all the shade dweller pro?
    Is there cheaper good options for heating and lighting instead of what I have?

    Anything helps
    I use an Exo Terra daylight basking spot lamp and to control it I use a computer fan hooked up to a cooling thermostat. I have it set to 80F for the ambient temps so then the slate rock can naturally heat up to 86-94 with a hot spot up to 100F. I also have an on/off thermostat connected to the basking lamp in case the cooling fan fails and it will turn off the lamp once ambient temps reach 86F.
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