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Old 09-04-17, 03:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thermostat Sensor Position

Just thought I'd ask which end of the viv most people prefer for placing their stat sensor. In the past I positioned mine at the warm end, under the perch near the basking spot. The stat was set to the max temperature for the warm side (e.g. 90F/32C). Recently I've seen a number of people recommend placing the sensor at the cool end, set to the lowest temp (e.g. 75F/24F).

I don't really like this method as my ambient air temps are quite warm/hot for a good part of the year, i,e. they would not be low enough to set off the stat. This would mean my heat bulb wouldn't switch on except for in the late autumn/winter months.

Which method do you prefer?
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Old 09-04-17, 03:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Thermostat Sensor Position

This should help...

How to properly place a thermostat probe in a snake viv
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Old 09-04-17, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Thermostat Sensor Position

Apologies - try this one

How to properly place a thermostat probe in a snake viv
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Old 09-04-17, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Thermostat Sensor Position

Thanks. I've still got a bit of playing around to do with the enclosure set up but it's almost finished.
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Old 09-04-17, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Thermostat Sensor Position

I keep my probe wedged in between a rock right under my CHE for my big enclosure, for my male I stuck it under his heavy rock hide where he can't get at it because he's still on a heat pad. I double check it if I ever see him on the cold side for an extended period of time and when I do water changes. I don't use the heat pads that stick to enclosures because taking them off ruins them and they are so pricey I like to be able to reuse them. I use the ultratherms from Reptilebasics.com
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Old 09-04-17, 11:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't use the heat pads that stick to enclosures because taking them off ruins them and they are so pricey I like to be able to reuse them.
I ordered my heat mat thinking it would be the adhesive type, but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived as it's more like a panel heater that slides under the viv. They're sold under the Exo-Terra brand name, but I think it's more of a franchise over here as a lot of the products are different to those available overseas.
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