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Posted by chris_harper2 on May 13, 2003 at 12:56:58:
In Reply to: Petco has Cobras, look... more. posted by Krystal19_85 on May 13, 2003 at 12:40:08:
Deciding what size you need and then buying 4 is a mistake. What you need to do is get your cages done and then see if one of the smaller sizes will work. If it does not work you still will be able to use it for neonates, an incubator, quarantine, etc.
You don't want to go with too big of a size and then have your thermostat fail and kill your snake. Maybe this is not a problem with the UTH's, but I'd still be careful.
When you build the cages, leave room for a large UTH or maybe even the wide Flex Watt. That way you will be able to use a larger one if necessary, but it will obviously hold a smaller one.
I'm not sure if you understood my point about the thermostats.
When you look at the pictures of the setups used by large breeders you notice that they have stacks of cages right next to each other.
The horizontal rows are controlled by one thermostat, not the vertical stacks.
Since you are starting with a vertical stack and the heat will rise there is a chance you will need to control the individual cages separately.
But if that were the case I'd not stack the cages - it will save you a lot of $$ on thermostats.
:T-Rex Cobra Heat Mats:
:» for mini terrariums 4"x5" $17.99
:» for 10-20 gallon terrariums 6"x11" $23.99
:» for 30-40 gallon terrariums 11"x11" $37.99
:What do you think?