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Old 04-17-18, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Thermostat probe position?

Originally Posted by VeedubDan View Post
I don't use glass bottomed tanks. My vivariums are wooden, so i put the heat mat inside. Surely it wouldn't go outside the vivarium as it wouldn't get hot enough inside!
That would depend on the type of heat mat. Only a few are safe to use in the enclosure (the only one I know of in North America is Kane brand heat mats) and most need something over them to diffuse the heat. I've used wooden enclosures (1/3 inch plywood, 5/8 inch melamine) before with heat tape on the outside with no problem...
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