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Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:50 am

Best place to buy the heating pad for the tank ? Is there a specific kind ?? Need to go asap prob today

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Re: Heater

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Hermie escape artist wrote:Best place to buy the heating pad for the tank ? Is there a specific kind ?? Need to go asap prob today

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The best places to get an Ultratherm is either beanfarm.com or reptilebasics.com. and you would get a size that fits the back of the tank. From top to top of substrate.
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Re: Heater

Post by CrabbyCuteness » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:49 am

I purchased both of my heaters from Amazon, and they both work wonderfully. I don't have a specific preference for brand, but the type I use now is ZooMed. I have a 30-gallon heater and a 5-gallon heater on alternate sides of my tank. Honestly, it gets the job done very well.
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Re: Heater

Post by curlysister » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:05 pm

The thing with Zoomed heaters is that you can't insulate over top of the heater, only around it. With the Ultratherms, you can put insulating material right over top.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 pm

I dont even know what ultratherm is but guess ill be researching and finding out hehe
curlysister wrote:The thing with Zoomed heaters is that you can't insulate over top of the heater, only around it. With the Ultratherms, you can put insulating material right over top.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 pm

K thanks
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Hermie escape artist wrote:Best place to buy the heating pad for the tank ? Is there a specific kind ?? Need to go asap prob today

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The best places to get an Ultratherm is either beanfarm.com or reptilebasics.com. and you would get a size that fits the back of the tank. From top to top of substrate.
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Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 pm

CrabbyCuteness wrote:I purchased both of my heaters from Amazon, and they both work wonderfully. I don't have a specific preference for brand, but the type I use now is ZooMed. I have a 30-gallon heater and a 5-gallon heater on alternate sides of my tank. Honestly, it gets the job done very well.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:54 am

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Hermie escape artist wrote:Best place to buy the heating pad for the tank ? Is there a specific kind ?? Need to go asap prob today

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The best places to get an Ultratherm is either beanfarm.com or reptilebasics.com. and you would get a size that fits the back of the tank. From top to top of substrate.
So reptile therm is same as ultra therm ? ??? Added a pic but i found just ones say ultra therm heating pads to ??? Same ??? Or not at all ....ImageImage

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Re: Heater

Post by curlysister » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:57 am

Not the same. The ones on the left that are called Repti Therm are made by Zoo Med. They can not be insulated over. They stick to the tank, and when peeled off (ie- to move to another tank or location), they can be damaged.
The ones on the right are the UltraTherm. They can be insulated over, and are attached with duct tape so they can be moved easily. Many people prefer them.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:25 pm

Ok THANKS GOT ya
curlysister wrote:Not the same. The ones on the left that are called Repti Therm are made by Zoo Med. They can not be insulated over. They stick to the tank, and when peeled off (ie- to move to another tank or location), they can be damaged.
The ones on the right are the UltraTherm. They can be insulated over, and are attached with duct tape so they can be moved easily. Many people prefer them.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:26 pm

curlysister wrote:Not the same. The ones on the left that are called Repti Therm are made by Zoo Med. They can not be insulated over. They stick to the tank, and when peeled off (ie- to move to another tank or location), they can be damaged.
The ones on the right are the UltraTherm. They can be insulated over, and are attached with duct tape so they can be moved easily. Many people prefer them.
They dont over heat do they ???? Do u leave them on all day ? Right

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Re: Heater

Post by curlysister » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:52 pm

I leave mine on 24/7 and have never had a problem with overheating.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:52 pm

curlysister wrote:I leave mine on 24/7 and have never had a problem with overheating.
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Re: Heater

Post by fandt94 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:08 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
curlysister wrote:Not the same. The ones on the left that are called Repti Therm are made by Zoo Med. They can not be insulated over. They stick to the tank, and when peeled off (ie- to move to another tank or location), they can be damaged.
The ones on the right are the UltraTherm. They can be insulated over, and are attached with duct tape so they can be moved easily. Many people prefer them.
They dont over heat do they ???? Do u leave them on all day ? Right

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I have mine plugged into a thermostat because I felt it was a little to hot at times within the tank over the summer but that’s my personal preference.
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Re: Heater

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Ooo ok ! Summer i didnt use any cause my hallway and room didnt have ac ...my room i only put the ac at night so i moved him to the hall and he was fine ... .. i dont have any vent for the ac im the hall so he was good now i need to go buy one
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Hermie escape artist wrote:
curlysister wrote:Not the same. The ones on the left that are called Repti Therm are made by Zoo Med. They can not be insulated over. They stick to the tank, and when peeled off (ie- to move to another tank or location), they can be damaged.
The ones on the right are the UltraTherm. They can be insulated over, and are attached with duct tape so they can be moved easily. Many people prefer them.
They dont over heat do they ???? Do u leave them on all day ? Right

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I have mine plugged into a thermostat because I felt it was a little to hot at times within the tank over the summer but that’s my personal preference.
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