Heating Alternative?

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Heating Alternative?

Post by gflor119 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 pm

Dumb question but..... my heating pad stopped working, which was expected, so in the meantime until I get another one, would a “medical” heating pad work to heat my tank? It’s big, has a cloth sleeve, different settings, and it’s for aches/cramps. Do you think I could prop it up behind the tank for a little while?
It’s a lot like this one, but this isn’t the exact one I have
https://www.google.com/search?q=heating ... vi3F6gi6MM

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Re: Heating Alternative?

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:14 pm

It’s not designed for captive animal use, so you’d have to be careful that it doesn’t overheat.


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Re: Heating Alternative?

Post by wodesorel » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:10 pm

It should work but you may need to play with the settings. Most come with an automatic shutoff after a period of time, for safety. That's something to watch as well!
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Re: Heating Alternative?

Post by gflor119 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:13 pm

wodesorel wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:10 pm
It should work but you may need to play with the settings. Most come with an automatic shutoff after a period of time, for safety. That's something to watch as well!
Yes, mine turns off after 40 mins, so if I had it at medium/low it should be fine right? Since it’ll turn off and I can manually change the settings, I don’t think it’ll overheat, but I’ll try it and keep updates!

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