Advise on heating Reptile One Hatchling Haven

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  1. Quingyp

    Quingyp New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm after some advice. I have purchased a reptile one hatchling haven and a reptile one 5w heat mat but am unsure as to how to position the mat under the tub. Am I meant to stick the heat mat under it with tape? Am I meant to sandwich the heat mat between 2 tiles and sit the hatchling haven on top of that? I am really confused. Does anyone use this hatchling haven and how do you heat it?

    Thanks
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    No one uses these?

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    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Check here for the Product Information Sheet, that should give you the information you require.
     
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    Quingyp New Member

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    Thanks Rob :)

    The product information says: 'The heat mat should be placed under the hatchling box on the outside to one corner and secured with sticky tape'.

    So, I should stick the heat mat to the underside of the tub?

    I'm using paper towel as substrate.
     
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    EddyFade Not so new Member

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    If your heat mat comes with a peel off “sticky side” then stick the heat mat under the enclosure (on the outside) covering about one third of the bottom with said sticky side :) if it doesn’t have the sticky side you could just have the enclosure sitting on top of it.
    I have a set up with one of each of these options and they work well, providing you have a thermostat
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    Ps I’m happy to be corrected if I’m wrong :D
     
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    Thanks EddyFade...The reptile one heat mat does not have a 'sticky side'.

    The tub has feet so it is raised about one and a half cm. The product info sheet says to tape the mat to the underneath of the tub (outside) with sticky tape. I was just afraid I'd burn the tub?

    I was interested to see whether anyone uses these tubs and how they heat them.

    I have the heat mat connected to a thermostat.
     
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    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    My tubs are heated by sticking a heat cord with tape in a zigzag pattern onto a tile then placing the tub on top of the tile.
     
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    Scutellatus Well-Known Member

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    I would follow the manufacturers instructions, that way if an issue arises you can go back to them. Make sure the heatmat is the one specified in their PDF, tape it to the bottom of the haven and all should be good.
    They don't specify whether to use a thermostat but I would have one anyway.
     
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    Thanks all for your advice. Greatly appreciated :)
     

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