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PostSubject: heating prob   11/7/2010, 3:44 pm

any tips on keeping it toasty in my huge 55 gallon tank? i got a red bulb and a heat mat and its barely at 70.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/7/2010, 3:49 pm

heat mat or you can get a under tank heat pad

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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/7/2010, 3:51 pm

thats the kind i got... though i was low on money so i bought a small one... when i get some extra cash im gonna buy a bigger one.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/7/2010, 3:53 pm

yeah you should have the bigger one thats a pretty good size tank
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/7/2010, 11:39 pm

Get two heat bulbs or the mat and the bulb, put one bulb or the mat in the middle part (mat on the wall of the middle or bulb above the middle), put the other on one side of it. You will need 2 heat sources for a tank that size but dont space them out evenly, the scorps need a cool spot which would be the spot without the heat sources.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/8/2010, 9:00 am

Is it the same temperature all over? As long at it's the right temperature on one side, the scorpions will go where they need to go (heat or cold)...
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/8/2010, 9:08 am

55 gallon tank, wow thats huge lol
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/8/2010, 9:09 am

like what chrome said, might be worth getting 2 bulbs
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/8/2010, 11:08 am

well i got the mat and the bulb right next to each other and my crickets like that for some reason.... but my scorps move to the other side of the tank.... the warm side got to 75 yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/8/2010, 11:33 am

have a hide at both ends of the tank, at least they can move from warm to cold
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/8/2010, 7:46 pm

Yea, always have a cold and hot side, my emps and cavi's go to the cold side alot but bask in the heat and to grab a basking cricket. The heat on one side usually keeps the crickets from moving about too.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   11/10/2010, 4:54 am

You can't go wrong with ceramic heat bulbs!!! If you plan on using a regular bulb make sure it doesn't give off uvA or uvB light.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/5/2010, 12:22 pm

well i got a bigger heat mat.... that helps a little.... i think ill switch the bulb in the lamp...
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/5/2010, 12:44 pm

I thought under tank heating was a big no no??

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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/5/2010, 1:10 pm

231bex wrote:
I thought under tank heating was a big no no??

I'd say Chin Scratch All mine are on the sides anyway!
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/5/2010, 1:17 pm

ya mine are on the side...
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/5/2010, 1:35 pm

TELOW wrote:
heat mat or you can get a under tank heat pad

http://www.zoomed.com/db/products/EntryDetail.php?EntryID=113&DatabaseID=2&SearchID=1

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thats the kind i got... though i was low on money so i bought a small one... when i get some extra cash im gonna buy a bigger one.

sorry just got confused by this lol under tank heat pad? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/7/2010, 11:33 pm

so should i get a new bulb because the one i have doesnt seem to be working that well...
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/8/2010, 4:17 am

what wattage is your bulb? we have to use a 75w to heat our large tank and that just about gets it to 80-90

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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/9/2010, 7:14 pm

60 watts i think... its the largest cheap one.... i got the cheap-o nocturnal bulbs... i think infrared would be better.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/9/2010, 7:51 pm

lordpotato wrote:
i got the cheap-o nocturnal bulbs... i think infrared would be better.

I think that would be your problem. Go for IR.

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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/10/2010, 2:09 am

Yup, go for the infrared ones.
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PostSubject: Re: heating prob   12/10/2010, 9:39 pm

ahh frugality is my downfall....
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