Heating

This is where you discuss the conditions of your crabitat -- temperature, humidity, substrate, decorating, etc.
Post Reply

Topic author
AL247
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Location: Texas

Heating

Post by AL247 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:00 pm

I keep doing research but I still do not have a clear understanding of what is best. I have a ceramic heat bulb with a dome but it was drying out the tank and I felt it may be getting too hot for them. I now have a UTH on the side of the 10 gallon but it doesn’t get much heat. I am not a fan of the lighting and ceramic bulb setup and want to heat without using it. Has anyone been successful heating without the use of light source?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar

curlysister
Posts: 1369
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:54 pm
Location: Manitoba, Canada

Re: Heating

Post by curlysister » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:05 pm

Many of us heat with only UTH's. Personally, my house varies greatly in temperature between the seasons. I have four UTH's -one on each side and two on the back. That works for me, as I can plug/ unplug as many as I need. Others use only one UTH and have been successful. The ones that have a sticky side can't be insulated over top of (you have to insulate around them). The ones that you attach with duct or electrical tape can be insulated over top.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers


Topic author
AL247
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Heating

Post by AL247 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:49 pm

Good to know. They get sun in the room and those additional lights get too hot in my opinion. I have two UTH right now but only one attached to back right now


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar

curlysister
Posts: 1369
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:54 pm
Location: Manitoba, Canada

Re: Heating

Post by curlysister » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:05 pm

My tank has indirect light from the window, too. Many people find that heat lights zap the humidity, I suppose that would partly depend where you live. But yes, lots of us only use UTH's for heat for sure.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers

Post Reply