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Quick UTH Question

Discussion in 'Heating' started by justor, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Is it safe to mount a heat mat on the side of a glass tank or would the glass get hot enough to cause a burn if a snake were to rest against it?
     
  2. crepers86

    crepers86 Elite Member

    why would you attach it to the side of the glass?
     
  3. justor

    justor Elite Member

    The tank will be used for a young carpet python. I want to be able to keep it warm up on the perch as well as in the warm hide (preferably without the use of a bulb).
     
  4. methos75

    methos75 Elite Member

    It shouldn't, but UTHs do little to warm up the air, they are for warming up substrate
     
  5. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    They work great actually. I have them on the side of my chondros enclosures and they warm them up nicely . They provide a warm side aswell allowing the other side to be cooler. My temps get into the mid upper 80s. I use both the 8watt for some and 2 16watt for the adult, she rest against the glass sometimes and has no issue because she moves around as needed.
     

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