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Ceramic heat emitter heat power

Postby lucyll » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:31 pm

I'm getting a beardie soon and was wondering if it's possible for a CHE to melt wire mesh. I'm looking to get the Reptile one 1200HT and I dont really want the mesh to be melted by my CHE & basking light lol
Also would the Reptisun UVB 10.0 60cm 24watt be too small for the tank?
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Re: Ceramic heat emitter heat power

Postby Faenix » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:05 pm

Unless it's on all day and night I don't imagine it would be possible to melt wire, though don't quote me on that. lol

I use a 150W Fluker's Ceramic Heat Emitter (100 will probably do, originally bought these for my hedgehogs), suspended about 5" off the lid because I have a top opening tank (ugh), which is attached to an Inkbird ITC-306T (Not the best, but really cheap) thermostat to control temps. The fixture alone only gets to about 140F.


While I'm not 100% up on my tube UVB, I've seen 60cm fixtures recommended for everything from a 40g breeder to a 120g.
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Re: Ceramic heat emitter heat power

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:34 pm

Metal wire won't melt, but plastic will. CHEs get VERY hot to the touch. I suggest looking into Arcadia Heat Projectors instead. They provide a nice amount of heat but don't get nearly as hot on the surface as a CHE.

A 60cm UVB tube should be large enough for most enclosures. It is long enough to allow even basking when mounted over the basking area.
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Re: Ceramic heat emitter heat power

Postby Faenix » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:44 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Metal wire won't melt, but plastic will. CHEs get VERY hot to the touch. I suggest looking into Arcadia Heat Projectors instead. They provide a nice amount of heat but don't get nearly as hot on the surface as a CHE.


Just looked those up, I've never even heard of them before; seemingly only one random site in Canada sells them, but those sound significantly better. Are they like fairly new?
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Re: Ceramic heat emitter heat power

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:51 pm

I think the Arcadia ones are fairly new. I've had mine for a few years now, but they were made by MegaRay. I don't think they are available from them anymore though. The only ones I've seen recently are from Arcadia but they are very similar. Swell Reptiles sells them in the UK and I think LightYourReptiles had them in the US, though they are closed at the moment.
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