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Posted by Krystal19_85 on May 13, 2003 at 17:50:54:
In Reply to: you need to experiment, first... posted by chris_harper2 on May 13, 2003 at 12:56:58:
: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.
That's what I meant.
: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.
: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.
: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.
I talked this over with my mom and she says she would rather that I have one thermostat per cage anyway, so we will be doing that.
:But if that were the case I'd not stack the cages - it will save you a lot of $$ on thermostats.
I saved enough money on the cages to be able to afford the extra thermostats.
Thanks again! I can always count on you to answer the toughies! :-D
::What do you think?