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Ceramic Heater.

Discussion in 'Heating' started by samiamnoeggs, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. samiamnoeggs

    samiamnoeggs Elite Member

    Finally broke down and got Mufasa a ceramic heater. Winter struck Oregon pretty much overnight and her tank got incredibly cold last night. Any one had any problems with these heaters?
     
  2. hennisntacanibal

    hennisntacanibal Elite Member

    No except I have burned myself a couple of times because I forgot the bulb was on/hot.
     
  3. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

  4. samiamnoeggs

    samiamnoeggs Elite Member

    I was planning to put it in a dome so that i can remove it in the mornings, since i have very limited space.
     
  5. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Ceramics are great for bumping up the heat especially at night when you don't want any lights on. I have never had any problems with mine and they seem to last a very long time.
     
  6. samiamnoeggs

    samiamnoeggs Elite Member

    Thats GREAT to know! Thanks.
     
  7. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Just make sure the dome fixture is ok to use with Ceramic heat emitters, some say for incandescent bulbs only, make sure it say ok for CHE. Also you can buy screen covers for domes!
     
  8. samiamnoeggs

    samiamnoeggs Elite Member

    I will check that! and when i ever get more money that doesnt go to school i'll get a cage too!
     
  9. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    As long as you have a ceramic socket to put the bulb in. Other sockets will actually melt, or break from the heat of those things. As stated, be careful, they get HOT. I took a surface temp reading of one of mine the other day with my temp gun, it was over 500ºF. So NO direct contact. An inch or two is usually sufficient space to prevent burns. You can also put it on a timer, rather than move it around. I found that I had issues with moving mine (mostly because I can be forgetful) and seared some holes in carpets, and burned the top of one of my wood cages.
     
  10. samiamnoeggs

    samiamnoeggs Elite Member

    I have a ceramic dome to use, but unfortunately my bulb was defective. So back to the store tomorrow i go.
     

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