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Cypress Vs. Aspen

Discussion in 'Substrates/Bedding/Flooring' started by SMB13, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. SMB13

    SMB13 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, just a quick and simple question:

    Which transfers/holds heat and humidity better, cypress or aspen? Or do they do it about equally?

  2. SMB13

    SMB13 Well-Known Member

  3. jeepguy

    jeepguy Elite Member

  4. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    I second Jeepguy!
    I just switched my BP's tank to a Cypress base with a little Aspen thrown on top (dunno why, but I had some left over) -- and the humidity holds much better. :)

    With just the Aspen, I would mist - or even spray down the bedding and the humidity would crawl up a few percentage points and go down rather quickly.
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Cypress is spongy and will soak up water, releasing moisture over time, allowing it to hold the humidity better.
    Aspen is more solid and, while the water will coat it, doesn't really hold it for long before drying out.
    As far as heat I have seen no real difference

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