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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72810 - 01/24/00 06:51 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Preferably keep it warm from the ambient heat of sweet sweet loving, but if thats not available get a small heater with an adjustable thermostat.

If you can enclose the terrarium/heater in one small area you'll be fairly energy efficient.



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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72812 - 01/24/00 06:55 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

My method seems to kill 2 bird with one stone. The first thing it does is heat your terrarium and the second thing it does it provide humidity to the terrarium and you usually wont need to mist... Heres what you do Put a submersable heater with an external temperature adjuster into a plastic box full of water and keep the external temp adjuster outside the terrarium. Have the box be about the same length as the heater but make the box about a foot high or so... keep a thermometer inside the tank to see what temp it is .. here the water will eveaporate from the water box and cause humidity inside your terrarium... Its good shit!


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72813 - 01/24/00 08:31 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I like to put a submersable (sp?) fish tank heater (a small one from WalMart) in a quart size glass canning jar- set the temperature to 86- this will heat and provide humidity. This works well for aquarium setups- If you want to make it even better, get an air pump and run an air hose into the same Quart jar that has the heater in it- aire, heat, humidity, BINGO! This should take care of everything your Enviroshroom needs- Happy growing.


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72814 - 01/24/00 08:37 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Greetings & Salutations!
Hey, great advice fellas! I've never used a setup like those that you mentioned (because my house is warm enough). I can't really use a heater in my garage because I brew beers and meads that need to age in a cooler environment (especially the meads!). Would this work: floating the case trays in the water with a submersable fish tank heater and running a bubbler in the water as well?

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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72815 - 01/25/00 09:11 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I use a terrarium heating cable, it works fine...


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72816 - 01/25/00 05:41 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I use one of those reptile under tank heaters. The best are the ones with a rheostat, but those cost more. The perlite and water at the bottom provides a good amount of humidity and u don't really need to mist...


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72817 - 01/30/00 01:23 AM (17 years, 1 month ago)

i usually use an infrared heating lamp... greenhouse effect. heats the perlite creating humidity, lights up the joint and uses way the fuck less electricity (125Wattz) than a heating element...


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72818 - 01/30/00 02:06 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

how about heating a tank without using electricity? is there any methods?


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72819 - 01/30/00 02:25 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Um, coal, wood burning stove?

Your options will be a bit limited, particularly if you want to keep it hidden.

Solar heating is probably your most viable option. Chemicle heating would require constantly replacing the reactants.

You might be able to use waste heat. Some people place their jars on their hot water heaters. I put mine in the drawer under my water bed, keeps them at a constant 80F, plus they are well hidden and easily accessable.



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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72820 - 01/30/00 02:26 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Hey pin, will the reptile heating system melt plasic, or doesn't it get hot enough?


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72821 - 01/30/00 02:39 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Me again, sorry. Where might I find an infrared bulb? Home Depot?? How far from the terrarium should it be placed? Won't it be too bright and harm them? Any help


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72822 - 01/31/00 02:20 AM (17 years, 1 month ago)

hi, this might be gay but i was at the local Lil' Peach store and they had these little bags that you buy and you shake them up and they produce heat some how. they are to put in your mittens and gloves durring the winter, i bought about 20 of them for 2 bucks a piece and it brought my tank to about 90 degrees, they only last for 7 days though, which sucks


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72823 - 01/31/00 02:26 AM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Wal Mart sells this great little small space heater by Holmes called Insta Furnace for only $25. I have several of them, they work great indoors and out.
They turn them selves on and off according to how high you set the heat. Great for heating up small areas, closets, greenhouses, etc...

For being out in the garage, you may want to buy a larger heater and aim it towards the tank, or perhaps buy a big cardboard box and put your terranium in there with a small space heater and light on a timer.
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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72824 - 01/31/00 02:34 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

I recently bought a submersible heater and air pump. I placed the heater in a bowl of water set to 86 degrees. The airpump runs into the bowl also. Will just this little setup work for a 10 gallon fish tank? Will it produce enough heat? I saw it posted earlier here, but wasn't quite sure if was successful.


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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72825 - 01/31/00 08:10 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Greetings & Salutations!
Thank you all for the wonderful advice! Let me fly this by you all for a reaction: I'm thinking of filling my terrarium with just enough water to cover a submersible heater, then floating the casing trays in it with a fish tank bubbler running directly into the water, thereby keeping the casing at a constant temperature and keeping the air exchange moving. What do you think?

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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72826 - 02/04/00 06:10 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

infrared bulbs are 6 bux @ home depot...

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Re: Best Way to Heat a Terrarium?
    #72827 - 02/05/00 01:30 AM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Heya Julius...
Floating the containers in wanter. I do know some ppl that have to do this because of all the nats in their area. Florida. Mr. G use to talk of his... how he floated his containers because the nat and flying insect population was so bad at certain times of the year, that he did this and the nats were immediatly drawn to the water and would drown.

Sounds like a lot of work to me... uneccessary work unelss you too have the same flying insect problem. Then I would resort to sticky nat boards before I would float my containers.

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