Hey again guys! I just wanted to give a review of our latest purchase, a thermostat! As you all probably agree, it's a very, very, valuable and practical thing to own for both your herps safety, and peace of mind, but unfortunately they can be extremely expensive and complex. We bought this because we were going on vacation for 3 weeks and the temperature before was controlled by a manual dial (rheostat); which obviously means you have to be there in order to care for your herp and adjust accordingly for a hot or cold day. So here goes a little review just to help anybody who might need one on a budget. We bought an "anycontrol AC-210 thermostat" from eBay. I know people will freak out about the quality of a product since it most definitely is made in China and of course we bought it on-line. I have done some pretty reasonable watching and testing and can say I highly recommend it, and it feels extremely solid. +It was one hell of a good deal at $30 +shipping +The capabilities are fantastic: you can have a night and day mode and set the times and temps to whatever you please +ALARM capability so if the temp drops too low or goes too high it will alert you +LED screen makes everything very easy to adjust and use The only annoying part I found about this is that the left plug is the only one controlled by the thermostat, and the right plug is only controlled by the timer. So if you have a heat lamp you only want on in the day, its perfect; for us however, we have two heat mats. One large mat at the left end, and one small mat in the middle. I turned down the middle one to about 30-40% less power than the left mat, so we now have a flawless gradient 24/7 that Bill can adjust and manoeuvre around happily to regulate himself. The other part which is unfortunate is the length of the thermostat and probe is not very good, it has to be located somewhat close to the unit itself, probably 50-60cm. In Summary... -Although the unit itself is not domestic made and the brand recognition is not high, it's a very solid and well built little machine -The alarm is very useful just in case a plug comes loose or a mat or bulb fails -It is an absolute perfect thermostat for the caring herp owner on a budget! We left for 3 weeks last month, fed Bill before we went, and had our good friend (who know's very little about snakes" over and asked him just to routinely change the water and spray the tank to give him some humidity, and check on the temps. Each day/night he checked the temps were flawless, no alarms, no problems, happy snakes, and happy owners! Thanks for reading guys, I just wanted to write this to offer help and options to people looking to upgrade their set-up or who might want peace of mind! If you have any questions please message me at any point! Here's a picture to show you and a quick search for temp controller on ebay will reveal them.