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Offlineprotocoldroid
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heating terrariums
    #2182194 - 12/16/03 12:39 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

shoot, search seems to be disabled, might've been able to find it that way, buuuut....

i'm having trouble heating my terrarium, and my incubation chamber. in the past, i lived in a top floor apartment (hot from lots of heat rising) and just used heating pads (like you'd use on a sore back or something) under the terrariums, which worked -fair-, but... now I live in cold house (it's 68 most of the time) and I'm having a hell of a time getting my terrariums to be the right temperature 'per stamets'.... the heating pad just doesn't seem to be enough.

anyone else have a cold house that has a good way of heating up their terrariums? or know of a good thread to read, or a faq, or tek, or anything, tia!


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: protocoldroid]
    #2182253 - 12/16/03 01:10 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

For an Incubator it's tub in tub as your only sane alternitive. For terrariums you have a few more options. Are you doing 1 terrarium, or several?


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: protocoldroid]
    #2182257 - 12/16/03 01:12 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

hmmm...I would suggest more heating pads (enough to cover the bottom of the terranium) or better ones that get hotter, I had problems as well getting my fruiting chamber up to 90, what I did was rip off the protective layers from the pad leaving the rubber-coated wires exposed, not really dangerous, I just had it on timer to shut off every now and then for 10mins, maybe you could try that and see what happens, peace.


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: protocoldroid]
    #2182299 - 12/16/03 01:35 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

fish tank heaters are great, the one I have is about the only thing working out for me right now :smile:

perfect 75 degrees , and  extra humidity ! :heartpump:


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: Cubieman420]
    #2182362 - 12/16/03 01:55 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

cubieman what were you fruiting at 90degrees?

Anyone know a cheap place to get a fish tank heater online?


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: simplemachine]
    #2182390 - 12/16/03 02:02 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

You can get the heaters for $15 at any pet store.

You could also look into one of those non-light emitting reptile heaters. Mr. Anderson aims one of those at the side of his terrarium and that, combined with the fact that it's covered with plexi, keeps it a nice and cozy 74 degrees.


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: Cubieman420]
    #2182571 - 12/16/03 03:09 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

good call. yeah, i've had the friggin' heating pads running for so long, i barely consider them a fire hazard anymore, i think i will take it out of it's little 'blanket' as a first try. also should get some new ones, i haven't exactally used them "by the box" :wink:


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #2182578 - 12/16/03 03:11 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

i bought a cheapo 5 gallon tank heater at wally m's ($6.97) but, it's way not potent enough. i thought by putting it into a quart size ball jar it'd be aok, but... not powerful enough. i should probablly get one of those fully submersible ones, you have any clue what wattage your heater is, and how much water do you put it in?


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: JetBlackNinja]
    #2182588 - 12/16/03 03:14 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

JetBlackNinja said:
For an Incubator it's tub in tub as your only sane alternitive. For terrariums you have a few more options. Are you doing 1 terrarium, or several?




good idea on the incubator, it's a rubbermaid box at the moment, i should probably put it inside another box. been thinking of buying a sheet of foam insulation (comes in a sheet at a hardware store, usually $5 for 10' by 2.5'ish sheet) and gluing it to the sides of the incubator.

yeah, got multiple terrariums... wish there was some way I could give them "forced air" heat from one central source... that'd be ideal, but, i can't come up with a good/safe/sterile idea.


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: protocoldroid]
    #2182983 - 12/16/03 05:24 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Yes, the container inside container should work well. Here is a diagram of such a thing:
-2 Rubbermaids
-Aquarioum Heater (make sure its the submersable kind)
-Water
(Indirect supplies that also come in handy. Blanket, thermometer)

(Curtisy of www.fungifun.org)



Another way would be to use a heater with a thermostat. In a smaller sized room they work great. In larger rooms they work hardr because they must heat a larger area.
Oh yeah, the things holding up the one bin off the bottom are just half pint jars. You can use anything else as well to do the job. And you stick the casing inside of the inner container.....
Good luck :thumbup:


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: protocoldroid]
    #2183056 - 12/16/03 05:44 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

If your using a fish tank style incubator, go back to the reptile department where you got your heating pads, and look for some of the heating/basking lamps in that area, and just put them in a light hood over the tank. Also, putting a blanket or towel over the chamber will help insulate and allow temps to rise.

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Re: heating terrariums [Re: Northernsoul]
    #2184115 - 12/17/03 12:15 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

thank you northernsoul! ...just the kind of idea i was looking for. thanks for the handy diagram, now i definately see the application of the aquarium heater :laugh:

the space heater idea isn't so bad... my house is just a major league pain in the ass to heat as it is (kind of drafty, and has a contemporary 'open' design -- there's not very well defined 'rooms'), so i'll try to contain the heat to just the terriums/incubators.


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: protocoldroid]
    #2184192 - 12/17/03 12:49 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

if you make a tub in a tub,then be sure to add a small submersible pupm to insure that all the water is evenly heated,this also helps stop the water going manky,as does a cap full of bleach.


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: Northernsoul]
    #2185079 - 12/17/03 12:38 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Do i NEED to use the tub in a tub technique, or could i also
use a simpler setup with only one tub ?

Like this:



This Method would also give a high humidity in the chamber as a bonus.
(At least then i tried it in a testsetup, the sides and the lid of the container became moist (dropping) fast )

(In my testsetup i set the heatelement to 82 degrees)


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Re: heating terrariums [Re: Kertiner]
    #2185133 - 12/17/03 01:19 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

The problem there is that you have exposed, stagnant water near the cakes - generally not a good idea. Plus, just having warm water in the same container won't heat as well as the double rubbermail setup (I know this first hand).

If yo do want to try this I would have both some bubblers in there and a pump to help keep nasties out of the water.


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