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Old 10-19-18, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: How to fix this temperature issue?

Originally Posted by Tbs1417 View Post
Thank you for your answer! I moved the probe outside of the tank and I am going to buy two of those digital thermometers that you mentioned! I did purchase an Exo Terra Night Heat Lamp 75 watt (I got the night one since the room he is in has natural light and I only needed the lamp to help the ambient temp.) Should I get another thermostat for the heat lamp to make sure it turns off once it gets to a certain point so he doesn’t get too hot? I read that a rheostat may be better for that. Will the lamp get too hot if left on without a thermostat/rheostat?
You're very welcome, happy to help.

I personally have never used a rheostat, but know plenty of people who do or have in the past with success.
The lamp can get too hot of unregulated, but I doubt a 75 watt will. But it is still strongly advised to regulate all heat sources.
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