Thread: rheostat help
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Old 09-06-03, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What are you using to measure the temp, and where are you using it? UTH won't raise the air temperature in a tank (however they will in a well-built custom enclosure), they provide basking spots. Those stick-on thermometers are best left to the trash, they only measure the ambient temperature in the cage, not the surface temps (which is where you measure the basking spot temp). Digital thermometers w/ remote probe or temperature guns are the best tools to measure temperatures in the enclosure with. Generally in average house temperatures UTH exceed safe herp temperatures, which is why we use dimmers to help regulate the output.
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