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Old 04-08-04, 09:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Alex: If you really want to use heat tape...you should consider building a version of Jim's rack system at Capital Colubrids. Follow the link
http://members.rogers.com/jwsporty/rack.html

I think heat tape for your current situation is not a good choice unless you intend to stack the aquariums or place them in a straight line on a flat surface. Heat tape may be cheaper but you have to take into account the hooking up materials. Heat tape is also not approved by the CSA. Not to say that i don't use it myself because i use lots of it including heat rope and they all do a great job. I think your best bet for just a few aquariums is heat pads.
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Thanks every one for your great tips! I i'm gona make a Rack cause i'm getting 4 more snakes in the near future.

Jeff_Favelle, why and how would the glass tanks turn the snakes into long pieces of beef jerky lol?
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I have almost all my colubrids in glass aquariums (we have 2 king snakes in rubermaids) and they have no problems, humidity's not too high, lots of roaming room, perfect 1 piece sheds
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I think it takes a lot of effort to get a glass tank to be suitable for a BRB, especially a neonate. I have mine in a 15 gal tank, with heat tape under 1/2. I have a hide box on each end, hot and cool. The hot side temp is 80-87, the cool side is 70-75. Humidity is 60-80% all around.

The yougsters spend 75% of there time in the cooler area.

My adult seems less fussy?


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They turn snakes into long pieces of beef jerky.
LMFAO! I can just picture you saying that, so I laughed fairly hard. From the context, I think Jeff is either suggesting that acquariums do not hold adequate moisture levels, for the most part, unless altered. If not, he may have thought you said why don't you put the heat tape inside the cage.

As far as which to use, I personally feel more secure using Exoterra heat pads. They are expensive, but they are great and CSA approved - unlike flexwatt. This is often impractical with several cages, unfortunately.
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Long peices of beef jerky, LOL! Sorry, had to throw another laugh in.
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Old 04-10-04, 01:37 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks every one for your replys .

I started making a rack, and got another question for you guys..,
how far away should i poot the Heat Tape from the Robber Maid, just so it does not melt anything, but at the same time gives enaph heat to the snakes? Thanks.
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