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    Hi,

    I've been searching online for a dimming thermostat to be shipped for U.S. but I cannot find anything in stock online. It will be for a DHP.

    Would anyone here be able to help me find a good link for a dimming thermostat? I was interested in a Herpstat or Vivarium Electronics...maybe the exo-terra 600 watt but I've heard mixed reviews on that one.

    Thanks~

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    What exactly do you mean by a dimming thermostat? If you mean a dimmer, where you set the power your heater is going to get to a certain percentage (like a light dimmer), you can get one cheaply at a home improvement store. If you mean a regular thermostat, I've been fine with the ESU, Alife or Zilla (they all look like the same thermostat to me) since 2004, though I wouldn't use them for an incubator.

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    In the USA have you checked Reptile Basics (336-308-5767), LightYourReptiles (207-588-7210), and maybe the Reptile Supply Company (Lodi, California): 916-226-4089?

    I highly recommend Herpstat or Vivarium Electronics pulse proportional thermostats. Pulse proportional thermostats control temperatures much more precisely than non-proportional thermostats like Hydrofarm Jump Start or iPower on-off thermostats.
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    Thanks! Yes I plan to order the Arcadia deep heat projector and some lighting equipment from light your reptiles. Arcadia recommends a thermostat with a dimming capability (which is different from pulse or on/off) for the DHP

    I just found Reptile Supply Co and I have my eye on a Herpstat with dimming option. So thanks for the recommendation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTiger18 View Post
    Thanks! Yes I plan to order the Arcadia deep heat projector and some lighting equipment from light your reptiles. Arcadia recommends a thermostat with a dimming capability (which is different from pulse or on/off) for the DHP

    I just found Reptile Supply Co and I have my eye on a Herpstat with dimming option. So thanks for the recommendation!
    You're welcome!

    Do you already have the enclosure? If so, how tall is it?
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    Not yet but I'm looking at ones about 18 inches tall

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTiger18 View Post
    Not yet but I'm looking at ones about 18 inches tall
    Then are you thinking about buying the 80 watt DBP?
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    Working on some research on what wattage would be best and such for which ever size tank I go for. The minimum I'm looking at is a 25 gallon. Wanted to get the dimming stat first if possible. You think the 80 watt would be best for an 18 inch tall tank?

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    Just so you know, I believe another name for the dimming thermostat (now that you've clarified what you mean) is a proportional thermostat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTiger18 View Post
    Not yet but I'm looking at ones about 18 inches tall
    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTiger18 View Post
    Working on some research on what wattage would be best and such for which ever size tank I go for. The minimum I'm looking at is a 25 gallon. Wanted to get the dimming stat first if possible. You think the 80 watt would be best for an 18 inch tall tank?
    I recommend asking Arcadia Reptile for specs on their DHPs. It's usually better to have a bit of "overkill" than not enough power.

    A leo will thrive in a 36 x 18 x 18 or in a 36 x 18 x 12 inch tall enclosure. An 18 inch deep enclosure will give ample space for a deep bioactive substrate.


    PS:
    @Marillion has a 20 long: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall. Marillion is using a 50 watt Arcadia DHP bulb. It seems if your enclosure is 18 inches tall, the 80 watt DHP on a dimming thermostat would be best.

    Additional details can be found right here:
    For link 157 click: Best practices for using UVB through mesh on a 20 gallon long enclosure: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall . . . . . . GU's Marillion, Fran Baines DVM, & Elizabeth Freer -- March 2021 (update)
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-13-2021 at 05:15 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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