UTH placement

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UTH placement

Post by Crabsncritters » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:33 pm

Hey everyone! We're using UTH for heat and I was wondering if we should keep them on the bottom of the tank or put them on the side?
Any insight and feedback is appreciated! :D

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Re: UTH placement

Post by DevilNDisguise » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:01 pm

Definitely on the side! You don't need to heat the substrate, but you do need to heat the air. With how much depth their substrate needs to be, a UTH placed underneath won't provide that needed heat.
It can also be dangerous to the crabs if placed underneath, since it has the potential to create hot spots.
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Re: UTH placement

Post by curlysister » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:38 pm

As DiD said, always on the side or back.
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Re: UTH placement

Post by Crabsncritters » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:46 pm

Thank you both! Will adjust this as soon as I get in

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Re: UTH placement

Post by Motörcrab » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:09 pm

Here is a basic UTH guide Fleabag helped make last year. It should help you get started with placement. Insulation can be switched up a bit. Reflectix can be purchased at Lowe's in various sizes and lengths. It's a lot easier to used compared to the stuff in the guide.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=119297&hilit=Fleab ... e#p1072369
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Re: UTH placement

Post by Crabsncritters » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:23 pm

That's perfect, TYSM!

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