New heat mat

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New heat mat

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed May 13, 2020 1:55 pm

Hi so I am trying to find a new heat mat. I am trying to upgrade my heat mat since I am currently switching my two pps to a 20 gallon glass tank upgrade. I am looking for one heat mat that would probably be able to heat the whole tank without any extra things hoping there is one strong enough. Do you know which brands are good but cheap. I live in Canada so a lot of items cost A LOT to ship to here so one that has free shipping. Any ideas?


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Re: New heat mat

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed May 13, 2020 3:54 pm

Like what size should I use?


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Re: New heat mat

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed May 13, 2020 7:02 pm

Hermielover121 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Like what size should I use?


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You should cover the entire back from the top of the substrate to top of tank. Figure out that measurement with whatever depth of substrate you'll be using.
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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed May 13, 2020 7:29 pm

Thanks any good brands


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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed May 13, 2020 7:29 pm

And will it be able to heat the whole tank


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Post by curlysister » Wed May 13, 2020 8:41 pm

There are no UTH's that are 'good but cheap'. You are going to pay a bunch for the good ones. I have never found anyone who ships free to Canada. Ultratherm are probably the best ones.
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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed May 13, 2020 8:45 pm

https://www.reptilebasics.com/ultrather ... uth-11-x11 Do you think that this one is good and will heat the whole tank


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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu May 14, 2020 7:26 am

6 x 23 inch would be a good start and give greater heat output for more stable temps. I'd bump up the size slightly.

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Re: New heat mat

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu May 14, 2020 12:30 pm

Hermielover121 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:45 pm
https://www.reptilebasics.com/ultrather ... uth-11-x11 Do you think that this one is good and will heat the whole tank


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You don't want the same temp throught the entire tank. It should be gradient. So if a crab wants to be warmer, the can sit in the back closer to the heat. If they want to cool iff a bit, they'll go to the front of the tank. It won't be that much of a difference. And they also bury themselves to cool off.
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Re: New heat mat

Post by Hermielover121 » Thu May 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Thank you all I ordered a 14 wat that is pretty big. Honestly if I did not find this site I would not have all the amazing advice and help to make my hermies life better. :)


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