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    75 Gallon Tank Heating

    Hey im trying to keep my temps up here in chicago but i seem to be keeping them on the cool side 78- 80 not sure what to do. I have 2 - 10" arizona lamps one with a 150 watt basking halogen light the other with a 150 watt ceramic bulb but both being on it sits at about 80. This I know is not normal or do I need even more I also have a heat rock ( i know this is not to good) but it is a adjustable temp in there my house is not freezing but im not sure what to do ph yeah this is for my monitor.






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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    have you tried and under the tank heater along with your bulbs? What does the top of your tank look like? is it all screen? If it is, your heat is going up and out into the room. Cover the top where the lights are not, with some wood. It will keep the heat in.
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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    yes its all screens didnt even think about that also my dirt is like 3 of 4 inches thick will the under tank heater even help

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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    it would a little, try the wood first. Wood is a good insulator and may be all you need. If you are crafty you could cover the whole thing with wood and just cut out the spots where your heat elements go.
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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    Welcome
    Liz has a great idea about the wood...but please get rid of that heat rock or cut the cord and use it for decor only Ive heard nothing but awful things about those.
    BRRR...I know its cold ...I live in WI. I keep the house fairly warm LOL
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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    Throw that heat rock out, it is just a lizard slow cooker, that and it doesn't do anything to adjust the surrounding area in the tank, it only heats itself.

    What exactly are you keeping in the tank?
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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    Lacey a sav monitor
    Just because you have an animal that isnt dead doesnt mean you know how to take care of it

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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    yes, he is a sav monitor guess ill be cutting the cord . I just want him to stay warm he doesnt even really like it . what about some pvc board or vinyl all around the top where the light are not.

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    that won't work all that well keeping the heat in, moisture yes. Although i'm not sure what PVC board is.
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    Re: 75 Gallon Tank Heating

    Ok guys need some help. I am still having issues with keeping the temp up to par for my little monitor. Its sits at 80-83 and i have a purchased a under tank heater today. Currently i have two 10" arizona domes one with a ceramic 150 watt bulb. The other with 100 watt halogen bulb. I had someone tell me that it was because the top of my tank is all open. Today i went and purchased some wood to cover the whole top where i can cut the 10" circles for the lamps. Does anyone think all this should help in getting my temps up...

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