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ZooMed Under Tank Heater Question.

Discussion in 'Product Questions' started by tedmunds, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. tedmunds

    tedmunds Elite Member

    I will be getting Blaptica Dubia to feed my future beardie. I was wondering if I could use a UTH from ZooMed to heat the sterilite tub I will be keeping them in or will it melt it?
  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    You are so lucky!

    It better to use a human heating pad that doesn't have an auto shutoff on it, set the temp to low. I think the under the tank heater would get too hot and cook the little buggers and melt the plastic like you mentioned.

    Good luck with the Blaptica Dubia, lucky guy! I have my tub ready and waiting for them to come, its too cold up here to get them this time of year.
  3. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    I have an UTH on one of my Rubbermaid containers, but it is attached to a piece of glass then to the tub - which reduces the amount of heat getting to the tub.

    I am too worried about possible melting issues, so I never got them for my other tubs (all various makes and models :rolleyes:). I have two groups of tubs, one under the table my snake is on, and one under my Leo's - both have table cloths to hide the tubs and make it darker. I bought two small heaters with thermostats and auto shut-off. ($14 at home depot). I placed the heaters under the table with the tubs, set the temp and voila! Warm containers - but no worries! :D
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    If you are worrying about the heat pads getting too hot the simple solution is a thermostat.
  5. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    BAH! who's thinking simple (besides THAT would have made sense!) .... :eek: :rolleyes: :">
  6. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    What was Merlin thinking ;) That's would just be too simple!
    We were thinking the same thing but since yesterday was your birthday we wanted you to feel wise!:)

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