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Old 11-06-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Anybody thought of or is using one of these to keep their temps up during the winter.
http://www.ezhydroshop.com/products/...-107W----.html

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Anybody thought of or is using one of these to keep their temps up during the winter.
http://www.ezhydroshop.com/products/...-107W----.html
Seems pretty expensive compared to a reptile heater, fermwrap, heating pad etc.

I use a heating pad inside of a chest freezer on a two stage controller. Downside of a heating pad is they all have a 2 hour shutoff now, but in the chest freezer it never needs to run longer than that. Upside of a heating pad is they are around $8 at wal-mart.

Aquarium heaters are the cheapest alternative if you don't already have the temp controller.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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I have a small little cubby about the size of a chest freezer under my stairs. I insulated it with fire retardant insulation and put a little electric heater on a thermostat. To keep it at 68 it runs about 30 seconds twice an hour. :-) Best 20 bucks I ever spent.

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