Best Heat Mats

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  1. Laikin

    Laikin Not so new Member

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    getting my first snake (Bredli Python) soon and can't seem to find a good cheap heat mat. i have a 5 by 2 by 2 enclosure, any help would be appreciated. :):):)
     
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    Wooden or glass? Either way I would recommend a heat cord, 7.5m should do

    A Cheap heat mat is likely to end with a roasted toasted snake or worse and would be awkward to find a suitable size
     
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    glass, and aren't heat cords just as expensive as heat mats?
     
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    up to you, but never cheap out on heating equipment or thermostats

    Reptile one is a good brand
     
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    What heat cord do you use? and how do you set it up?
     
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    I use the ones from http://www.ausreptiles.com.au/

    You have to calculate how much you will need, which would be 1.5ft (50cm) of enclosure w/ 3cm gaps (16 gaps) between each row going up and down 60cm each time (17)

    You can do the maths :p it’ll be just over 10m and you will stick the probe in middle

    (Of course use cable underneath the tank, never inside )
     
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    so do i just use some electrical tape to attach them to the tank?
     
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    I use aluminium tape as it holds and spreads the heat a little
     
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    thanks
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    does anyone know any good videos explaining how to attach heat cords?
     

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