Questiom about heat again

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Questiom about heat again

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:06 pm

If I would get a little heat pad for now zoomed

Could I put it on top of the lid on the outside of course ... not to cold yet !! Or should I still put it on the back of the tank ???

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Post by fandt94 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:01 pm

I’d still put it on the back or even the side if it’s a small one. They CAN be carefully removed and moved to other locations if done slowly and careful not to bend it. I moved my small one multiple times.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:09 pm

It can be placed on top. The thing is heat rises, so there will naturally be a 'hot pocket' underneath the UTH...

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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:41 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:It can be placed on top. The thing is heat rises, so there will naturally be a 'hot pocket' underneath the UTH...

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True ! Lol ok ! Well ended up buying an ok sized one so might put on back .. not as big as I want but for now should be fine ! Thanks

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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:41 pm

fandt94 wrote:I’d still put it on the back or even the side if it’s a small one. They CAN be carefully removed and moved to other locations if done slowly and careful not to bend it. I moved my small one multiple times.
Ya guess I will !!!! Thanks !

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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:42 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:It can be placed on top. The thing is heat rises, so there will naturally be a 'hot pocket' underneath the UTH...

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How do I start a moss pit ??????? Do I wet it do I put water in the pit ... have no clue I just bought live moss

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:04 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:It can be placed on top. The thing is heat rises, so there will naturally be a 'hot pocket' underneath the UTH...

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How do I start a moss pit ??????? Do I wet it do I put water in the pit ... have no clue I just bought live moss

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Yes. Soak it in dechlorinated fw and ring it out.
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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:It can be placed on top. The thing is heat rises, so there will naturally be a 'hot pocket' underneath the UTH...

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How do I start a moss pit ??????? Do I wet it do I put water in the pit ... have no clue I just bought live moss

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Yes. Soak it in dechlorinated fw and ring it out.
Ok thanks !!! Leave pretty wet though ??? Or ring it out as much as possible .... and how long ???

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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:How do I start a moss pit ??????? Do I wet it do I put water in the pit ... have no clue I just bought live moss

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Yes. Soak it in dechlorinated fw and ring it out.
Ok thanks !!! Leave pretty wet though ??? Or ring it out as much as possible .... and how long ???

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Can do either. Either way, it will release water vapour into the air and increase humdity...

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Post by fandt94 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 pm

After the initial short soak I put it in the moss pit and mist as needed.
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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 pm

fandt94 wrote:After the initial short soak I put it in the moss pit and mist as needed.
K sounds good .... and that's just a container or whatever I find .. to make it .... and just moss in it .. k thanks Imagehope he likes it

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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:55 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote: Yes. Soak it in dechlorinated fw and ring it out.
Ok thanks !!! Leave pretty wet though ??? Or ring it out as much as possible .... and how long ???

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Can do either. Either way, it will release water vapour into the air and increase humdity...

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Thanks

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Re: Questiom about heat again

Post by fandt94 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
fandt94 wrote:After the initial short soak I put it in the moss pit and mist as needed.
K sounds good .... and that's just a container or whatever I find .. to make it .... and just moss in it .. k thanks Imagehope he likes it

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Many use shower caddies but I found some small plastic baskets at Dollar Tree...a set of 3 for $1 and I have it hanging with suction cups....it’s the white basket to the right in the pics I posted on your other thread.
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Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:50 pm

fandt94 wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
fandt94 wrote:After the initial short soak I put it in the moss pit and mist as needed.
K sounds good .... and that's just a container or whatever I find .. to make it .... and just moss in it .. k thanks Imagehope he likes it

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Many use shower caddies but I found some small plastic baskets at Dollar Tree...a set of 3 for $1 and I have it hanging with suction cups....it’s the white basket to the right in the pics I posted on your other thread.
O Imageok thanks!!!

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