Winter Freeze (Please Respond!!)

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Winter Freeze (Please Respond!!)

Postby Killjoy01 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:53 pm

Does anyone around Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, ect have any tips for dealing with below 0 weather? My house gets extremely chilly in the winter and im worried about my tank shattering from the extreme heat difference of the inside to outside of it :!: :!:
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Re: Winter Freeze (Please Respond!!)

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:49 am

I haven't run into any issues like that in the winter. Some nights get quite cold and the house will drop into the 50s so I have a ceramic heat emitter over the tank hooked up to a thermostat so it will kick in and keep the tank between about 70-73 overnight as needed. The difference in temperature under the basking light/inside the tank vs outside doesn't cause a problem with the tank itself.
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Re: Winter Freeze (Please Respond!!)

Postby Killjoy01 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:05 pm

CooperDragon wrote:I haven't run into any issues like that in the winter. Some nights get quite cold and the house will drop into the 50s so I have a ceramic heat emitter over the tank hooked up to a thermostat so it will kick in and keep the tank between about 70-73 overnight as needed. The difference in temperature under the basking light/inside the tank vs outside doesn't cause a problem with the tank itself.

Thank you, do you have a reccomendation for the brand of ceramic heater? All the reviews on Amazon have less than 4 stars saying it doesnt do anything i dont want to worry about her freezing mid winter cause it gives out
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Re: Winter Freeze (Please Respond!!)

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:23 pm

I like the MegaRay Heat Projector https://www.northerngecko.net/mega-ray-infrared-heat-projector/. It produces a nice beam of heat without getting too hot to the touch like the regular CHEs do. You could leave it on overnight or attach it to a dimming thermostat to automate it if you want. I have two of these and they have lasted for over a year each.
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Re: Winter Freeze (Please Respond!!)

Postby Killjoy01 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:24 pm

CooperDragon wrote:I like the MegaRay Heat Projector https://www.northerngecko.net/mega-ray-infrared-heat-projector/. It produces a nice beam of heat without getting too hot to the touch like the regular CHEs do. You could leave it on overnight or attach it to a dimming thermostat to automate it if you want. I have two of these and they have lasted for over a year each.

Thank you so much!
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