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Posted by RhacsRsweet on December 13, 2002 at 07:58:03:
In Reply to: posted by Gecko2525 on December 12, 2002 at 22:22:51:
the rubbermaids take much less wattage lights to heat up. I had a glass aquarium that I put a 100 watt over it in the winter, but it would only get 80 in one spot and was very cold everywhere else. I tried a rubbermaid the same size and had to use a 60 watt instead because the 100 made it like 88 degrees! Since then I only use rubbermaid.
:I never thought of using hot glue. I do have a rubbermaid container that I was using, but instead of using glue I made a wooden frame and stapled the screen on to it. It just rests on top with the wood are the outide. I like your idea too. MMmmmmm! I might just do that. I have tried saving money by gathering branches (sterlizing them) and using tissue boxes as hides. They love those. I tried the papertowel rolls, but he never went in them. I do use papertowel as a substrate too. Trust me I cut money cost as much as I can. I think I only bought the live plants and hanging fake leaves!! Oh and the hammocks (they love those too).
:When you say "I only have one nice glass cage, but it is harder to clean out and is worthless at holding heat in. "
:are you saying that the rubbermaid containers hold in more heat then the glass tanks???
:I think I am going to use your rubbermaid idea for my hatchlings!! Though I could go out and buy little shoebox size critter keepers. There cheap. I know you can put 2 hatchlings in there. How many crested hatchlings can you keep in a rubbermaid container?? and until what age???
:Thanks for your ideas!!!